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War heroine celebrates her 100th birthday

War heroine celebrates her 100th birthday

A woman who contributed to solving the Enigma code has celebrated her 100th birthday. Ann Bayley who served as a Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) Officer in WW2 spent her special day with her daughters, Tina and Nick sister, Helen great-grandchild, friends and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex, Peter Field. Ann, who lives at […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Walsall care home supports young football team

Walsall care home supports young football team

A new local football team called Walsall Wood Avengers Under 7s, got kitted out with the brand new football shirts thanks to the sponsorship from Pelsall Hall, a local care home in Pelsall, Walsall. The football team was formed this year by Manager Lee Stretton to encourage more youngsters into the sport.   One of […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

Residents, family, staff and volunteers at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull joined together to celebrate resident Joan Taylor’s 100th birthday. The Home, which cares for disabled veterans and their spouses, made sure it was a birthday to remember with surprise performances, giant balloons, a spectacular cake and a party in her honour. […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

The Healthcare Homes Group, which provides high quality residential and nursing care in homes across the South and East of England, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting residents who wish to bring much-loved pets into the care home environment, through its work with the Cinnamon Trust. Eight of the group’s homes are now registered with […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
A joke, a wee dram and a keen mind-Longevity secrets from Anne

A joke, a wee dram and a keen mind-Longevity secrets from Anne

A Linlithgow woman has celebrated her 101st birthday – attributing her longevity to a keen mind, a healthy appetite, and a wee dram. Travel enthusiast Anne Cummings, a tenant at Bield’s West Port development, is an avowed foodie and isn’t afraid to tuck in. When asked her secret to long life, Anne said: “My secret […]

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Wrexham care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Wrexham care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Residents at a care home are creating their own weeping wall of poppies to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies will go on display at the Pendine Park organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day on November 11. The spectacular  tribute will be draped from one the upper windows of the Penybryn care home and […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hallmark care home resident reunited with late husbands diary

Hallmark care home resident reunited with late husbands diary

A 92-year-old Hallmark care home resident was reunited with her late husband’s World War Two diary after winning an in-house, Christmas wish-granting competition. Alice Morgan who lives at Bryn Celyn Care Home in Maesteg, Wales made the emotional 350-mile trip to the RAF Museum in London to view the historical diary, which documents Ronald Morgan’s […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
WW2 Air Force veteran Belle celebrates her 100th birthday

WW2 Air Force veteran Belle celebrates her 100th birthday

WORLD War II Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) veteran Isabelle Mullen has celebrated her 100th birthday at Waverley Lodge Care Home. The home, in Lemington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, threw a birthday party to mark Isabelle’s centenary.   Family, friends and staff attended to wish her a happy 100th and share a slice of cake.   […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Knitting fan Florence helps raise funds for Alfreton care home residents 

Knitting fan Florence helps raise funds for Alfreton care home residents 

A great grandmother who has been knitting for most of her life has helped to raise money for residents at an Alfreton care home by selling her creations. Florence Screen, 93, a resident at The Meadows Care Home, owned by Milford Care, spends all of her free time knitting and says she only stops to […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Novelist enjoys 101st Birthday at Worcester Care Home

Novelist enjoys 101st Birthday at Worcester Care Home

A resident at a care home in Worcester has celebrated turning 101 with a party organised by staff. Hilda Newman, who lives in Shaw Red Hill care home, was joined by her two sons, Martyn and Alan, as well as residents and staff for an afternoon tea party in the garden, with a seamstress themed […]

30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary at Kettering care home

Couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary at Kettering care home

A Kettering couple have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary with residents, family and staff at a Kettering care home. Pauline and Murray Freeman, both 92, were commemorated with a party at Thorndale care home, where they are both residents.   They couple met in their early 20s at a party, after Murray had recently returned […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Summer House in Resident’s Memory Officially Opens at Gravesend Care Home

Summer House in Resident’s Memory Officially Opens at Gravesend Care Home

Staff and residents at Edward Moore House Residential Care Home recently celebrated the opening of their lovely new summer house, which was kindly donated by former resident, Raymond Simmons.   Beautifully refurbished and repainted by staff of the Trinity Road care home, the summer house now sits proudly in the garden, ready for use by […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care groups own residents and relatives rate services as ‘excellent’

Care groups own residents and relatives rate services as ‘excellent’

More than half the residents and relatives who responded to a care home provider’s annual survey have rated its services as ‘excellent’. Family-owned Colten Care, which runs 20 care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, asked respondents to appraise the overall quality of care.   Specific questions focused on nursing knowledge and aspects of […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Bridgwater care home grants Eric motorbike wish

Bridgwater care home grants Eric motorbike wish

Sydenham House staff have pulled out all the stops to grant another wish for one of the residents.   Following Elsie’s wish of a Hawaiian day, Eric was the next resident to have his wish granted. Eric is a motorbike lover and used to ride a Harley Davidson. Unfortunately, Eric had a stroke, which meant […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Seize the Day’ initiative brings the wild to Colne care home re-launch

‘Seize the Day’ initiative brings the wild to Colne care home re-launch

102-year-old Elsie Jackson ticked a big ambition off her list on Saturday, after MHA Belvedere Manor on Gibfield Road in Colne invited several birds of prey to their re-launch party. The Silk care home is now under the management of national charity, MHA, which has almost 75 years’ experience providing accommodation and support for older […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home bar built in Tony’s memory

Chesterfield care home bar built in Tony’s memory

A BAR has been constructed at a Chesterfield care home after a former resident left money in his Will. Tony Walsham wanted fellow residents at Springbank House Care Home, on Ashgate Road, to decide what to do with his donation.   A vote led to the decision of building an outdoors bar for residents and […]

21st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chorley specialist dementia care home has re-launched its pet therapy facility

Chorley specialist dementia care home has re-launched its pet therapy facility

A specialist dementia care home has re-launched its permanent pet therapy facility to contribute to the care of its residents. The Lodge, which is based within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, Chorley, recently launched The Pet Shop, which is home to several pet rabbits, fish and guinea pigs. The Pet Shop was introduced to provide […]

21st August 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fremantle Trust gets into the festival spirit to mark its 25th anniversary

The Fremantle Trust gets into the festival spirit to mark its 25th anniversary

Due to popular demand, local charity event, FreFest returned to the calendar for the third year running with a special programme of activities to celebrate The Fremantle Trust’s 25th anniversary. The festival took place at Rivets Sports and Social Club in Aylesbury and was officially opened by the Town Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts. […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Yorkshire care home in Hessle gets residents moving to music

Yorkshire care home in Hessle gets residents moving to music

Residents at Emmanuel House, the Minster-run care home in East Yorkshire, have been having fun while keeping active, by taking part in exercise classes set to music. The ‘Movement 2 Music’ sessions involve group-based exercises designed to improve the overall health of participants, including their mobility, balance and mental well-being. The ‘Movement 2 Music’ sessions […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Life in the 40s could be fun-St Annes care home residents have a swell time!

Life in the 40s could be fun-St Annes care home residents have a swell time!

Life in the 40s could be fun – as demonstrated by residents, family, friends and the care team at a local St Annes rest home. Rosewood Lodge, one of the four Lakeview Rest Homes, hosted a Flirty ‘40s Garden Party. They invited people to “Come swing with us and have a real swell time.” And […]

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