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Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been getting to know residents at Belong Wigan, the state-of-the-art care village operated by Belong, whilst gaining an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Two groups of young volunteers visited the village over two weeks. Each group attended a Dementia Friends Awareness […]

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents enjoy fun on the farm

Specialist care village residents enjoy fun on the farm

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Wigan, were delighted to spend a day getting up close and personal with a range of animals during a trip to Hope View Sensory Farm, an Alzheimer’s and Dementia friendly farm in Astley. Residents were given a tour of the farm and encouraged to help feed and pet the […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Twenty-seven junior school pupils from local school, St Benedict’s Primary School in Hindley, have attended a dementia awareness session promoting discussion and understanding of how to engage with people who are living with dementia, led by Marie Calderbank from specialist care village, Belong Wigan.   Marie delivered the session to pupils to highlight how to […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham joins in May’s birthday celebrations

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham joins in May’s birthday celebrations

May Fazackerly, resident at specialist care village Belong Wigan, has celebrated her 105th birthday in style with a special Scottish-themed party organised by the village staff, complete with a visit the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan and newly elected Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham.   Belong Wigan staff members, who were all dressed in kilts […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Wigan residents take a trip down memory lane

Belong Wigan residents take a trip down memory lane

Residents and staff members from specialist care village, Belong Wigan in Platt Bridge, along with people from the local community, donned their best Lancastrian-inspired outfits to enjoy an evening of themed entertainment and food, at the village’s traditional ‘Lancashire night.’   Residents embraced the spirit of the event by sporting mop caps and pinafores and […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Wigan table tennis sessions serve an ace!

Belong Wigan table tennis sessions serve an ace!

Residents and Experience Day customers at specialist care village, Belong Wigan, have been displaying their competitive side and honing their table tennis skills, by taking part in table tennis sessions that have been specifically designed for older people living with dementia.   The sport has been found to have numerous positive effects, including: increased cerebral […]

26th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Tranquil Remembrance Garden unveiled at care village

Tranquil Remembrance Garden unveiled at care village

Residents and staff members at specialist care village, Belong Wigan, marked Remembrance Day with a poignant ceremony to open their new ‘remembrance garden,’ that has been designed with 102 hand-crafted red poppies; a touching tribute to the 100th year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and two Belong Wigan bereavements.   The remembrance garden […]

17th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia Carers Day celebrated at Belong Wigan

Dementia Carers Day celebrated at Belong Wigan

Residents at specialist care village, Belong Wigan in Platt Bridge, ‘felt the love’ at a heart themed afternoon tea and dementia support session, to which family members of residents and carers of older people living with dementia were invited, to mark National Dementia Carers’ Day.   National Dementia Carers’ Day was established to recognise and […]

27th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Second chance for cancer survivor with the help of Belong

Second chance for cancer survivor with the help of Belong

Cancer survivor Lorraine Harrison has been given a second chance at independence with the help of North West care village, Belong Wigan.   Lorraine, 45, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, aged 31. The cancer was successfully treated but returned in 2005, having spread to her spinal cord and, later, her bones. She […]

7th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Wigan care village helps set record for largest afternoon tea party

Wigan care village helps set record for largest afternoon tea party

  47 people from the Belong village in Millers Lane were treated to homemade scones with jam and cream, and a traditional tea served from authentic vintage tea sets, as they joined more than 1,000 others in the town to simultaneously sit down for the record attempt, which was taking place as part of Nutrition […]

29th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Wigan care worker wins national recognition for pioneering work on dementia education

Wigan care worker wins national recognition for pioneering work on dementia education

Marie Calderbank, a member of staff at specialist care village, Belong Wigan, has received national recognition for her community work in spreading awareness and understanding of dementia to the public, encouraging individuals to look past the condition and see the individual inside.   Marie, Experience Co-ordinator at Belong Wigan, was recognised in the form of […]

13th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Church bells ring for ‘interactive wedding’

Church bells ring for ‘interactive wedding’

89-year-old Aileen Sharples was delighted to enjoy a front row view of her son’s Gloucestershire wedding from the comfort of her home, thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of staff at the Belong Wigan community care village, on Millers Lane, where she lives. Overjoyed for her son, Paul, on his ‘big day’, Aileen was nevertheless […]

29th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Wild Wild West occasion held at Wigan community care village

Wild Wild West occasion held at Wigan community care village

It was a Wild Wild West occasion at Belong Wigan, the community care village on Millers Lane, when staff, residents, family and friends rallied together for a ‘Cowboys and Indians’ style party. Everyone was in high-spirits, dressing up in wide-brimmed hats and feather headdresses, dancing to a jukebox selection of old country and western tunes, […]

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