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    Knitter Knatter sessions create little hats for neonatal babies

    Knitter Knatter sessions create little hats for neonatal babies

    A group of elderly ladies and gents have spent weeks knitting hats for the neonatal department at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton. The neonatal intensive care unit at Princess Anne Hospital is one of the largest neonatal units in the country, providing  specialist care to around 900 babies a year from across the south […]

    7th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Pulborough care home resident enjoys celebrating being 100 years young!

    Pulborough care home resident enjoys celebrating being 100 years young!

    A resident has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Pulborough care home.   Elsie Gray’s family organised a party in the gardens of Hillside Lodge care home in celebration of her centenary, where she was joined by her family and fellow residents for a fulsome buffet lunch.   Born in Alton, Hampshire, Elsie was one […]

    2nd August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Exeter nursery tots enjoy fun and games with care home residents

    Exeter nursery tots enjoy fun and games with care home residents

    The thwack of croquet mallets and the laughter of children was ringing out around the gardens at Green Tree Court as residents took on the youngsters from Chestnut Nursery for a game or two.   Head of Activities Merle Weiner commented: “We took advantage of the glorious weather and headed outside this week with the […]

    26th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Children bring joy to Scarborough nursing home

    Children bring joy to Scarborough nursing home

    Scarborough’s Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home and Wheatcroft Primary School have cemented a mutual friendship which is bringing benefits to both the home’s residents and the children. Throughout the school year, children from the school have been visiting the Filey Road nursing home to do things like arts and crafts and book reading with the residents […]

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Steyning care home residents join forces with nursery children for Arts Festival

    Steyning care home residents join forces with nursery children for Arts Festival

    Residents from a care home in Steyning who joined forces with pre-schoolers on an art project have seen the fruits of their labour showcased at the annual Steyning Festival. Croft Meadow care home residents and staff welcomed the children from Elan Nursery for eight consecutive weeks to complete their masterpiece – a forget-me-not flower made […]

    20th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Derbyshire care home helps to blow away the stigma around dying

    Derbyshire care home helps to blow away the stigma around dying

    Milford House Care Home in Milford, Belper, has been helping its residents to start the difficult conversations about sensitive subjects as part of ‘Dying Matters Week’.   On Friday all the residents went outside to attach notes, which they had written during the week expressing their end of life wishes, to balloons filled with helium. […]

    10th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Marjorie has a rock and roll 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends

    Marjorie has a rock and roll 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends

    Congratulations to Anchor resident Marjorie Smith on reaching her 100th Birthday and what a memorable day she had.    Tee Tatum, registered manager of Anchor’s Mill View care home in Bradford where Marjorie has lived for the last year, pulled out all the stops when she found out it was Marjorie’s century.   Tee takes […]

    26th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Enthusiastic sailors from Peterborough care home transported down The River Great Ouse

    Enthusiastic sailors from Peterborough care home transported down The River Great Ouse

    The Ladybird canal boat docked at Hartford Marina in Wyton recently to pick up staff and residents from HC-One’s The Elms care home in Peterborough.   Enthusiastic sailors were transported down a beautiful stretch of The River Great Ouse, feeding ducks and swans as they glided by before ending the wonderful journey back at the […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Alex Dawson is one of many residents at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, to add his name to the home’s wish list.   The staff are aiming to fulfil as many wishes as possible, with the latest being Alex’s trip to the coastal town.   He travelled on the bus to Newcastle and then […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    A brave mum whose three grown-up children all have a degenerative brain condition has joined forces with a care organisation to launch a new awareness campaign. Kim James, from Llay, near Wrexham, made an emotional plea for more research into Huntingdon’s Disease amid renewed hope of a cure for the cruel hereditary illness. She is […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council, said she was banned by care staff from seeing her mum […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    Somerset couple Frank and Patricia Baker celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss this month, even though the groom’s mother predicted the match wouldn’t last long. The pair met in 1957 at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland where they were both serving in the Royal Air Force, wed on May Day in 1958, and have four […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Home Open Day event raises money for Stowmarket care home’s garden project

    Care Home Open Day event raises money for Stowmarket care home’s garden project

    Hillcroft House residential care home in Stowmarket, Suffolk, opened its doors to neighbours and friends in celebration of National Care Home Open Day and was delighted to raise over £200 for a garden project for its residents. Visitors were invited to enjoy entertainment and refreshments, and an array of activities including a prize raffle.  Music […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    108th Birthday celebrations at Priory Court Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea

    108th Birthday celebrations at Priory Court Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea

    On 20th April Margaret Reed celebrated her 108th Birthday with a wonderful birthday cake, card from Her Majesty the Queen and party at Priory Court Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea. Margaret was also treated to lunch out with her family at the Tudor Hotel and Restaurant in Brigdwater.   Born on 20th April 1910 in Ireland, […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Four generations help wine-loving Gino celebrate 90th birthday

    Four generations help wine-loving Gino celebrate 90th birthday

    Italian red wine was flowing at The Cottage nursing home in Northamptonshire to celebrate resident Gino Centini’s 90th birthday. Four generations came together at a party organised by staff at the home on High Street, Irchester, including Oscar the Dalmatian.  Gino, from Barton Seagrave, developed his love of wine as a young man in Montelanico, […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Jewish Care London Marathon runners inspired by their grandmas

    Jewish Care London Marathon runners inspired by their grandmas

    This year, two of the six Jewish Care runners have been inspired by their grandmas to take on the challenge of running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018.   Lauren Waterman, 26 from Elstree will run in memory Barbara Waterman, who sadly passed away at the age of 84 last year. Barbara was a Jewish […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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