Tag: Belong Crewe

    80mph zip wire adventure for 88 year old care village resident

    80mph zip wire adventure for 88 year old care village resident

    He may be 88 years old, but after deciding he wanted to do something adventurous to raise money for St. Luke’s Hospice in Winsford, Cheshire, spritely octogenarian John Harvey wasn’t hanging around. He was, however, when he rode the world’s fastest zip wire, the Velocity 2, reaching speeds of over 80 miles an hour for […]

    1st June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Connected Communities Day for Belong Crewe

    Connected Communities Day for Belong Crewe

    State-of-the-art care village Belong Crewe played host to over 20 community organisations to celebrate being selected as a ‘Connected Communities Centre’, meaning it is now officially a venue for a range of additional events designed to engage local people.   The care village saw between 100 and 150 members of the public over the course […]

    1st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Crewe care village appoints Experience Coordinator

    Crewe care village appoints Experience Coordinator

    Natalie Ravenscroft, 33, has been appointed experience coordinator at state-of-the-art care village Belong Crewe with responsibility for the development and implementation of a programme of activities suitable for customers of varying ages and abilities within the village and the wider local community.   Coming from a family of care workers, Natalie was previously a regional […]

    19th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Crewe Care Village opens dementia garden with Bags of Help from Tesco

    Crewe Care Village opens dementia garden with Bags of Help from Tesco

    A community care village in Crewe, run by state-of-the-art care village operator Belong, has officially opened its new dementia garden. The garden was designed by award-winning RHS dementia garden designer Carolyn Hardern and made possible with funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. It is open to the wider community and incorporates multisensory features […]

    3rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care village residents have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event

    Specialist care village residents have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event

    Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event, organised to raise money to expand the range of activities and resources available at the village. Residents, staff members and residents swam a total of over 15 kilometres (900 widths) during the hour-long sponsored swim at Crewe Lifestyle […]

    24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

    Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

    Residents and customers at Belong Crewe care village rolled back the decades to find themselves in a classroom setting, taking part in a very special science lesson. The session was organised with the local Oaks Academy High School, which sent along pupils from years 7 and 8, accompanied by their science teacher, Mr Ash Scott, […]

    20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Belong Crewe hosts LGBT reminiscence session brings residents together

    Belong Crewe hosts LGBT reminiscence session brings residents together

    Residents, apartment tenants and Experience Day customers came together at specialist care village, Belong Crewe, for a reminiscence event created by Cheshire East Council Community Development Officer Deb Lindop and the Silver Rainbows older people’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Network.    The event used memory boxes which contained vintage artefacts including ration books, […]

    16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

    Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

    Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at dementia-friendly swimming sessions, which have been designed to enhance participants’ mobility, appetite and general wellbeing.   Swimming has been proven to hold many benefits for people with dementia, including reducing anxiety and falls, increasing flexibility and improving sleeping patterns.   The swimming sessions […]

    12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Crewe care village have a ball at Great Gatsby party

    Crewe care village have a ball at Great Gatsby party

    Residents and staff members at specialist care village, Belong Crewe, started their Christmas celebrations in style at a Great Gatsby themed ball. Party guests donned 1920s’ style outfits, sipped bubbly and enjoyed learning routines from a ballroom dancing instructor.      The highlight of the party was the entertainment; a professional ballroom dancing instructor invited […]

    6th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Crewe care village calls for votes for sensory dementia garden

    Crewe care village calls for votes for sensory dementia garden

    Belong Crewe, the Cheshire-based specialist care village, is appealing for votes in a bid to secure funding for a dementia-friendly community garden from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Voting is open from 31st October until 13th November and customers can cast their vote in all local Tesco stores.   Plans have been drawn up […]

    25th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents benefit from local knitting group

    Care home residents benefit from local knitting group

    Residents at specialist care village, Belong Crewe, are benefiting from tailor-made ‘Twiddlemuffs’ that have been hand-made and donated by a local knitting group.   A Twiddlemuff is a knitted woollen muff with items, such as ribbons, buttons or fabric, attached that the individual can “twiddle” in their hands. They are designed to provide visual and […]

    8th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    Fresh air and a drop of whisky the secret to long life, says centenarian Madeline

    Fresh air and a drop of whisky the secret to long life, says centenarian Madeline

    Plenty of fresh air and the occasional drop of whisky in your tea is the secret to long life according to centenarian Madeline Nicholls, a resident at the Belong Crewe care village in Crewe, Cheshire, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at the village.   Madeline celebrated her centenary surrounded by family, […]

    31st August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Santa Claus is coming to Belong Crewe!

    Santa Claus is coming to Belong Crewe!

    Santa Claus has arrived at local care village, Belong Crewe, with 96-year-old resident, John Stubbs, donning his Christmas hat and beard in celebration of the annual Christmas market at the village.   Before arriving at Belong Crewe, John performed as Santa at a number of local schools in Crewe, including a pre-school in Gutterscroft. Now […]

    24th December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Belong Crewe launches ‘listening book club’

    Belong Crewe launches ‘listening book club’

    Belong Crewe is inviting members of the public to take part in a shared reading project, during which a varied selection of short stories, novels and poems are read out loud by a trained facilitator, over tea and biscuits, and among friendly company. The group is open to people of all ages, backgrounds and interests, […]

    28th September 2015 | By | Reply More
    Belong Crewe’s Tree of Light

    Belong Crewe’s Tree of Light

    On Christmas Eve at 11:30am, Belong Crewe, on Brookhouse Drive, will be holding a service at the care village’s Tree of Light, to commemorate and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. Throughout the month of December customers of Belong Crewe, their families and members of the local community are invited to make a donation […]

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