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Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Barbara, a resident at the Yeovil care home, shared that she enjoyed attending Ladies Day at the races and hadn’t been able to go for quite a few years. Staff at Grovelands arranged to grant her wish and planned an outing to Exeter Racecourse for her and fellow resident and friend, Mary. The ladies were […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunrise of Eastbourne resident visits Flying Scotsman once again

Sunrise of Eastbourne resident visits Flying Scotsman once again

Janice Patterson, an 89 year-old resident at Sunrise of Eastbourne care home, last week fulfilled her dream by visiting the record-breaking Flying Scotsman steam train once again. Having travelled on the train as a child in Scotland as part of a school trip when she was 8 years old, and watched it leave from Edinburgh’s […]

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff and residents bake off to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Care home staff and residents bake off to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Staff, residents and friends of Holcroft Grange care home, in Culcheth, showed off their baking prowess and raised over £100 by holding a bake sale in support of Help For Heroes, which provides support to those living with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British armed forces.   The bake sale was held […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Banbury care home resident celebrates birthday with a furry friend!

Banbury care home resident celebrates birthday with a furry friend!

A popular Banbury care home resident has celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends at a special event held at Featherton House, which is part of Wren Retirement Living.   Constance ‘Nancy’ Sterling was the VIP at the party, which was organised by staff at the Banbury-based care home, and included a special ‘donkey’ […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tewkesbury resident turns 108 years old in brighterkind care home

Tewkesbury resident turns 108 years old in brighterkind care home

Resident Margaret Wilkin celebrated her 108th birthday, over the bank holiday weekend. Margaret, who resides at the brighterkind, Tewkesbury Fields care home, is the oldest female in Gloucestershire and one of the 170 living centenarians in the UK. She says the secret to a long life is a banana a day and also a regular […]

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home makes Paul’s supercar dream come true

Care home makes Paul’s supercar dream come true

This year Stocks Hall, St Helen’s Care Home set themselves a goal of making dreams come true for the people living there. Car fanatic, Paul Shepherd, 43, who has lived at Stocks Hall, Dentons Green, St Helens for nearly 2 years has had a love for supercars from a young age.  It has been a […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Great British Bake Off finalist gives surprise baking lesson to Hallmark care home resident

Great British Bake Off finalist gives surprise baking lesson to Hallmark care home resident

Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth surprised resident John Sprakes, 90 by visiting him at Kew House, Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Wimbledon and arranging a private baking lesson.   The runner up from last year’s hit BBC show took his apron and Swedish apple cake recipe to Hallmark’s residential, nursing and dementia home […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Animal therapy brings comfort to residents at Bexleyheath care home

Animal therapy brings comfort to residents at Bexleyheath care home

Pets hold a special place in many people’s hearts and lives. For people who used to have regular contact with animals they can often miss this when moving into a care home if they are no longer able to look after their pets.   Animal therapy can be really beneficial for residents of care and […]

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Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with local care home

Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with local care home

A Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with Nesfield Lodge Care Home, as children join the home for a weekly HenPower session, working on hen-inspired activities with the home, its residents and their hens.   The 44-bed home has a long-standing relationship with Sharp Lane Primary School, who have been visiting the residents and […]

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year veterans’ charity The Royal Star & Garter Homes was represented by three runners keen to go the extra mile to raise funds for the Charity they feel so passionately for.   The 26.2-mile course was completed by Pauline […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Run rabbit run!

Run rabbit run!

If you spotted a large group of rabbits circling Ninesprings last week then your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Taking inspiration from their pets at the care home, residents and staff at Grovelands came up with a ‘hare-raising’ scheme to boost their amenities fund. Dressed in their best bunny ears (and full outfits for some) the […]

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Acacia Court resident in high spirits as she celebrates her centenary

Acacia Court resident in high spirits as she celebrates her centenary

A jet setting resident at Meridian Healthcare’s Acacia Court in Pudsey was in high spirits this month when she celebrated her 100th birthday.   Centenarian Emily Procter, nee Pearson, fondly known by her friends and family as ‘Emmie,’ was born on 2nd April 1917 in Farsely, where her parents and grandparents were shopkeepers.   Sadly, her mother died during […]

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents celebrate 75 years of marriage

Care home residents celebrate 75 years of marriage

LOVE at first sight led to 75 years of happy marriage for Holmewood Care Home residents Jack and Muriel George.   The Chesterfield couple first met when Jack was visiting Muriel’s brother in 1936 and since then they have been inseparable.   Muriel, who was crowned Holmewood Carnival Queen in 1937, said: “The happiest day […]

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Heavens I’m 100!

Good Heavens I’m 100!

George Heavens celebrated his 100th birthday at his West Moors care home, surrounded by friends and former neighbours. George, who lives at Colten Care’s Brook View in Riverside Road, marked his magnificent milestone with birthday cake and a glass of his favourite tipple, brandy. He was joined by Jayne and Brian Bailey and Peter and […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Freda has Easter all sewn up with ‘Eggcellent’ idea

Freda has Easter all sewn up with ‘Eggcellent’ idea

An 89 year old grandmother has been busy knitting Easter themed egg cosies in order to raise money for the residents fund at her care home. Freda Walter, who has been a resident of the Derby-based Milford House for nine years, has knitted a mix of around 30 Easter chicks and egg cosy bobble hats, […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Queenie Palmer with a special personal concert by a crooner at the Avalon Nursing Home in Southgate Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater.   Queenie, who was christened Gwendoline, was a keen gardener and allotment holder and formerly worked in the gardens of the Somerset Farm Institute in Cannington, […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cracking news as Cheshire care home as residents raise newborn chicks!

Cracking news as Cheshire care home as residents raise newborn chicks!

With Easter on the horizon, residents and staff at The Elms, in Crewe, were egg-static to have the opportunity to take ten newborn chicks under their wings and rear them in their first week of life.   Ten eggs were delivered to the Croftwood Care-run home as part of the ‘Living Eggs’ initiative, which gives […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Lyncroft Care Home are delighted to be involved in a fantastic new initiative being launched this month by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The project is a collaboration between 16 local care homes, the East of England Ambulance Service and West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.   The ‘Red Bag’ follows a care home […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Subsidising local authority fees with payments from people who fund their own care is not the way-Colten Care comments

Subsidising local authority fees with payments from people who fund their own care is not the way-Colten Care comments

THE Chief Executive  of a South Coast care home provider has sought to reassure residents and their families after a parliamentary report on adult social care highlighted fragility and unfairness in the market nationally. Mark Aitchison of family-owned Colten Care said he agreed with the MPs’ call for a more sustainable funding solution to meet […]

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