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    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 […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

    Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

    A charity that works to improve life and treatment for people living with cancer has received a welcome boost from Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes in the county on a not-for-profit basis, donated £500 to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards during […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hawaiian cocktail party hosted by Blyth elderly

    Hawaiian cocktail party hosted by Blyth elderly

    A TASTE of Hawaii came to a Northumberland care home as residents threw a themed cocktail party.   Inflatable palm trees and exotic animal decorations were put up, Hawaiian flowery lei were donned and classic music was played.   The cocktail making kit was brought out and dry January was forgotten as The Oaks Care […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shipley care home staff help Claire to achieve her goals

    Shipley care home staff help Claire to achieve her goals

    A 29 year old Cerebral Palsy sufferer is achieving her goal of studying for an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care with the help of two carers at the Czajka Care Group’s Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home, which is based in Shipley.   Claire Thomas has lived at Staveley Birk Leas for six […]

    25th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bristol care home resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

    Bristol care home resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

    A resident at Avon Lodge care centre in Kingswood, Bristol, has marked her 103rd birthday with a special celebration held at the home.  Kathleen Davies turned 103 on 5th January and was joined by friends, relatives, residents and staff at a birthday tea hosted by the Avon Lodge team, with plenty of cake, cards and […]

    23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Healthcare Homes launch cook book full of memories

    Healthcare Homes launch cook book full of memories

    Forget those celebrity-led New Year cookbooks. Instead, there’s a unique culinary creation which should grace every kitchen bookshelf this January.   Dozens of care home residents across the UK have been working together over recent months to produce a special cookbook, which delves into their childhood memories and offers delicious recipes which every family will […]

    22nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Generous barmaid raises  £400 for HC-One’s Greenfield Park care home

    Generous barmaid raises £400 for HC-One’s Greenfield Park care home

    A generous barmaid at a Glasgow pub raised £400 for residents at HC-One’s Greenfield Park care home after taking part in Sober October.    Nancy from Westburn Bar in Carntyne took part in the annual event, which encourages people to go alcohol free for the 31 days of October, in order to pay for residents […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Banbury care home residents find the ‘spice’ of life appearing on This Morning

    Banbury care home residents find the ‘spice’ of life appearing on This Morning

    Residents of Featherton House Care Home in Banbury enjoyed a bit of winter ‘spice’ when they visited Geri Halliwell at her home to appear on ITV’s This Morning. The former Spice Girl baked biscuits with her young daughter Bluebell and presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, before serving up the festive treats to the residents. The home, which […]

    10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hull City of Culture project inspires care home residents in photography competition

    Hull City of Culture project inspires care home residents in photography competition

    A group of care home residents from Hull have been announced as winners of a widespread photography competition inspired by the 2017 Hull City of Culture project. Betty Wiley, 87, from Overton House, Chris Capello, 65,  from Elm Tree Court and, Gavin Quinn, 50, from Horrox Court and Edith Jensen, 93,  from Raleigh Court were […]

    9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bedfordshire residents tuck into Christmas Dinner at extra care housing facility

    Bedfordshire residents tuck into Christmas Dinner at extra care housing facility

    A team of kind-hearted carers put on a special Christmas dinner for the elderly at Quince Court in Bedfordshire to ensure they were not alone this Christmas.   Staff from Radis Community Care visited the residents on Christmas day armed with a turkey dinner and a selection of sweet treats. As well as dinner, residents […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

    What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

    Between January 2016 and April 2017, local Healthwatch staff and volunteers across England visited 197 care homes across 63 different local authority areas to find out what day to day life is really like for many of those living in care homes. These homes collectively provide care for almost 3,500 residents ranging from elderly people […]

    4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the Girl Guides

    91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the Girl Guides

    A 91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the famous Girl Guides group during a visit from children at Brandon House in Coventry recently. Dorothy Henwood, Brownie leader at the 28th North Coventry St Albans branch, which was based in Valley Road in 1965, met with Brownies from Alderman Green after they came […]

    2nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home resident and Saints fan gets a special Christmas visitor

    Care home resident and Saints fan gets a special Christmas visitor

    There was a fantastic early Christmas surprise recently for one of the younger gentlemen living at Stocks Hall Mawdesley Care Home. David Davis, 23 who is a massive Saints fan, received an unannounced visit from rugby league player, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, and by the look on his face, couldn’t believe who had come to see him! Louie is […]

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