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    Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen

    Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen

    There was much to celebrate as the eldest recorded person in Coventry, marked her 109th birthday  at her Sanctuary Care home. Surrounded by family and friends, Edith Smith celebrated her milestone birthday at Lammas House Residential Care Home on Lammas Road, where she has lived since 2014, living independently until she was 104. Looking back […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    60th wedding anniversary celebrations for St Neots couple

    60th wedding anniversary celebrations for St Neots couple

    The team from The Hillings residential home in Eaton Socon were delighted to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of resident, PJ Johnstone and his wife Sylvia, at the end of March.  The couple, who have always lived in St Neots, were delighted to mark their special day with a celebratory tea at the home.   […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    A chance friendship struck between a Steyning care home resident and a local tailor has resulted in an unexpected job offer. Val Lynch, 85, was first introduced to award-winning stylist, Igor Srzic-Cartledge, when she and her fellow residents at Croft Meadow care home were invited to his tailor shop, Dandylion Style, on Steyning’s High Street, […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    RAF Centenary sees WW2 Spitfire pilot share his wartime experiences

    RAF Centenary sees WW2 Spitfire pilot share his wartime experiences

    Today,1st April 2018, the RAF will celebrate 100 years since its formation. The Royal Star & Garter Homes, a Charity that provides specialist care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, has been privileged to care for many RAF veterans in its 102-year history. Once such resident is Second World War […]

    1st April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Big birthday celebrations at Colchester care home

    Big birthday celebrations at Colchester care home

    Great Horkesley Manor care home recently celebrated an important birthday for one of its residents with a special party. Phyllis Webber was joined by family and friends for an afternoon tea party, which was organised by staff and volunteers at the Colchester care home to commemorate her 100th birthday. Linda, Peter, Mark, Simon, Tim, Isabelle, […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Champagne corks have been popping at a Stalybridge care home

    Champagne corks have been popping at a Stalybridge care home

    A resident at a Tameside care home reunited with her Canadian based son after he travelled back to the UK to celebrate her birthday. The sound of popping corks filled the corridor of HC-One’s Millbrook Care Centre in Stalybridge recently as Ida Duffy received a memorable visit from her son David, who travelled over from Vancouver […]

    17th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Stella celebrates her 105th birthday at Worcester care home

    Stella celebrates her 105th birthday at Worcester care home

    A popular resident of a Worcester care home has celebrated her 105th birthday.   Stella Price was surrounded by family and friends for her special day and received a visit from the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Steve Mackay, at the city’s Northwick Grange Care Home.   Stella, who has lived at the Old Northwick Lane […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home resident celebrates 62nd wedding anniversary

    Care home resident celebrates 62nd wedding anniversary

    A resident at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford Forum has celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary, with a special lunch held at the home.   87-year-old resident Harold Wallis married his wife June in Blandford Parish Church in 1956 and the couple have lived in Dorset all their lives.  Harold, originally from Tolpuddle, was with […]

    14th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    A round up of care home news from Hill Care

    A round up of care home news from Hill Care

    BIRDING care home residents took a trip to the Saltholme Nature Reserve to observe the wetlands’ native species.   Queens Meadow Care Home, in Hartlepool, took residents to the RSPB backed reserve near the North East coast.   Waders and wildfowl species gather in their thousands during the winter months, occasionally being spooked into flight […]

    10th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    70 years of wedded bliss celebrated at Wrexham care home

    70 years of wedded bliss celebrated at Wrexham care home

    A World War Two Spitfire mechanic and the young girl he met and fell in love with at a Flintshire aircraft factory have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Ernest Simmonds and his wife, Gwyneth, both 92, held a platinum anniversary party for family, friends and staff at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in Wrexham, North […]

    9th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Macclesfield Care Village have a hoot!

    Macclesfield Care Village have a hoot!

    Residents and Experience Day customers at state-of-the-art care village Belong Macclesfield, in Cheshire, were in a flutter when a pair of owls took part in a fly-by, as part of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Pupils from the local Upton Priory Primary School were also invited along to experience the educational visit.   Spike, a barn […]

    8th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former Chelsea footballer Corky McKnight goes on a trip down memory lane

    Former Chelsea footballer Corky McKnight goes on a trip down memory lane

    The team at Hungerford Care Home, in Berkshire, recently fulfilled a wish for resident Phillip McKnight, by arranging for him to be taken on a nostalgic trip back to Stamford Bridge where he used to play for Chelsea Football Club. Phillip , in his younger days, was a famous footballer, known as ‘Corky’ McKnight. Born […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Belper care home resident celebrates her 106th birthday

    Belper care home resident celebrates her 106th birthday

    Christine Read, a resident at Spencer Grove care home in Belper, turned 106 on January 28. Christine, who has two children, four grandchildren as well as great grandchildren received a card from the Queen to congratulate her on reaching another milestone birthday. Originally from Wirksworth, Christine celebrated with fellow residents, staff and visitors. Donna Stanton, activity co-ordinator at […]

    21st February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Worcestershire elderly couple prove you’re never too old for love

    Worcestershire elderly couple prove you’re never too old for love

    Severn Heights nursing home organised a special Valentines Day meal for an elderly couple, proving you are never too old for love. Care staff from the home, based in Callow End, transformed the lounge and dining room with hearts and balloons and organised a romantic, home made two-course dinner. Renee and Ernie, both in their […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home resident puts her memoirs together with the help of technology

    Care home resident puts her memoirs together with the help of technology

    A former teacher is close to completing her memoirs despite being registered blind, thanks to special technology and staff at a Hastings care home.   Rhona Handcock, 86, began her life history several years ago but had to put her writing on hold because of her husband’s failing health.  The couple moved into Hastings Court […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    National Storytelling Week brings back memories for Peterlee residents

    National Storytelling Week brings back memories for Peterlee residents

    A MONK, an army truck and a cruise were among the plotlines to elderly care home residents’ lives – shared for National Storytelling Week.   The residents at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, in Peterlee, County Durham, shared stories from their pasts to mark the event.   They created short books for others to read, with […]

    12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Living a clean life is the key to longevity according Chandlers Ford care home resident

    Living a clean life is the key to longevity according Chandlers Ford care home resident

    Living a clean life is the key to longevity according to Stella Brewer, who has just celebrated her 101st birthday at HC-One’s Chandlers Ford care home in Hampshire.   The centenarian, who was born and bred in Southampton, spent her working life in the grocery industry. She married her husband Leonard, who served in North […]

    10th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    West Kent College beauty students pamper care home residents

    West Kent College beauty students pamper care home residents

    Beauty students from West Kent College have been spending time at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, pampering the residents and improving their skills.   The local students have been gaining valuable work experience and putting their techniques to the test with residents of the Tudeley Lane residential care home, whom have very much enjoyed playing […]

    9th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Rose celebrates her 108th birthday with family and friends

    Rose celebrates her 108th birthday with family and friends

    A care home in Basildon is celebrating after one of its residents turned 108 years old, and was joined for a party by family and friends. Rose Avery, who has lived at Mundy House care home on Whitmore Way since 2002, celebrated with afternoon tea and cakes with her daughter Carol and granddaughter Deborah. Rose […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One care home residents celebrate Burns Night with haggis and Irn Bru

    HC-One care home residents celebrate Burns Night with haggis and Irn Bru

    A Fort William care home celebrated all things Scottish during an afternoon of Burns Night activities. HC-One’s Moss Park invited residents, their families and members of the community in to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, which included musician Larry Burns and his granddaughter singing Scottish favourites on the guitar and accordion. Visitors enjoyed an assortment […]

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