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Chester-le-Street care home residents have The X Factor

Chester-le-Street care home residents have The X Factor

AN X FACTOR style talent show came to a Chester-le-Street care home – with ABBA, Spice Girls and Beyonce tributes.   Pelton Grange Care Home’s manager, Les Burnett, even got involved as ‘Pelton’ John, with the judges telling him: “Don’t give up your day job.”   The judging panel consisted of resident Doris Theobald, a […]

11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Salford group Old Stagers entertain the elderly

Salford group Old Stagers entertain the elderly

SALFORD performance group Old Stagers has been entertaining the elderly with classic songs.   The entertainment, organised and paid for by Bridgewater Funeral Home, took place at Alderwood Care Home, in Worsley.   The residents enjoyed renditions of Vera Lynn, ABBA and Frank Sinatra songs, joining in for the choruses.   The Old Stagers also […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Christmas panto Cinderella wows Ingleby Care Home residents

Christmas panto Cinderella wows Ingleby Care Home residents

PANTO season has arrived and Teesside care home residents have been flocking to the theatre to catch a show.     Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, chose Cinderella at Billingham Forum for their annual pantomime.   Starring X Factor finalist Lola Saunders as Cinderella and Hollyoaks’ Ben-Ryan Davies as Prince Charming, the show […]

5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Bakewell resident awarded for service in Egypt 70 years ago

Bakewell resident awarded for service in Egypt 70 years ago

ROYAL Air Force veteran Frank Thickett has been awarded a medal for his service in Egypt almost 70 years ago.   Frank was a sergeant in the RAF posted to the Suez Canal Zone in the early 1950s, when the vital waterway was under disputed British control.   Now a resident at Burton Closes Hall […]

27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Wildcats front man Mike performs for elderly as part of council initiative

Wildcats front man Mike performs for elderly as part of council initiative

A THORNABY care home was the latest stop on a busking tour by Wildcats of Kilkenny front man Mike McGrother.   Mandale House Care Home hosted the musician so he could perform for the elderly residents, staff, relatives and friends.   He is using the tour to raise awareness of vulnerable adults as part of […]

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Chesterfield resident celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

Chesterfield resident celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

PHYLISS Chater has received a telegram from the Queen after celebrating her 100th birthday.   Her family travelled from as far as Australia to be with Phyliss on her big day at Springbank House Care Home, in Chesterfield.   She only moved into the care home in April 2017, having previously lived with her sister, […]

20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Pelton care home visitor helps raise over £1,000 for elderly residents

Pelton care home visitor helps raise over £1,000 for elderly residents

SANTA Claus dropped into a Pelton care home for the annual Christmas fayre – helping to raise over £1,000 for the elderly residents.   Stalls selling bric-a-brac and homemade festive wreaths, ginger punch, Christmas cakes, a tombola and raffle were all part of the Pelton Grange Care Home event.   Residents, staff, family, friends and […]

20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Christmas kicked off by Santa’s little helpers!

Christmas kicked off by Santa’s little helpers!

SANTA’s elves took a day off preparing for Christmas to enjoy festive celebrations at a Chester Le Street care home.   Elf Day was held at Pelton Grange Care Home to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff and residents dressed up as Santa’s helpers for the day and played an elf themed quiz […]

19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Puppet therapy for those living with dementia

Puppet therapy for those living with dementia

PUPPET therapy has been helping Peterlee care home residents living with dementia.   A puppet show held at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, provided a calming effect on those with the condition.   Residents became more social, communicative, comfortable and happy following the show, by professional puppeteer Clair Cuppers.   They were joined […]

18th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley care home bridges the generation gap

Barnsley care home bridges the generation gap

THE GENERATION gap has been bridged in Barnsley as young and old become pen pals.   More than 20 letters have been flying back and forth between the residents of Deangate Care Home and pupils of Darton Primary School.   The Year 3 pupils have been introducing themselves, including details of their favourite foods, colours […]

13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Slap-up Christmas celebration for care home residents

Slap-up Christmas celebration for care home residents

CHRISTMAS came early for Ingleby Barwick’s elderly as a community group took them for festive pub lunch.   The Ingleby Barwick Community Partnership paid for residents of Ingleby Care Home to enjoy a slap-up celebration at the Myton House Farm Pub.   Alongside lunch of turkey with all the trimmings, the residents were treated to […]

11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Newcastle elderly don white ribbons on anti-violence against women day

Newcastle elderly don white ribbons on anti-violence against women day

A NEWCASTLE care home joined the international community in a show of support for the elimination of violence against women.   Elderly residents and staff at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, all wore white ribbons in participation.   The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was designated by the United Nations […]

8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Bunnies bring big grins to Chesterfield care home residents

Bunnies bring big grins to Chesterfield care home residents

BUNNY rabbits have put a spring in the step of elderly care home residents after a visit from a Chesterfield pet store.   Pets at Home took a pair of rabbits to Barnfield Care Home, in Holmewood, for the residents to pet.   The visit brought back happy memories for Betty Fenner, who previously worked […]

7th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Bucks fizz celebration as Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees opens care home’s new bistro

Bucks fizz celebration as Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees opens care home’s new bistro

A NEW bistro has been officially opened by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees at The Beeches Care Home.   Mayor Councillor Maurice Perry and Mayoress Laraine Perry cut the ribbon at the event to officially declare the new facility open.   Residents, relatives and staff at the care home, on Green Lane, Newtown, all attended to […]

5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Riverside Stadium tour for care home residents on International Men’s Day

Riverside Stadium tour for care home residents on International Men’s Day

ELDERLY gentlemen from Teesside care homes have been treated to a tour of Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium to celebrate International Men’s Day.   A group of 16 residents living in care homes in Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees spent the day exploring the 35,000-seater stadium.   Many of them are lifelong fans of The Boro and remembered […]

4th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Hartlepool school children have H’Angus surprise at care home!

Hartlepool school children have H’Angus surprise at care home!

SCHOOL pupils were surprised by a giant monkey during their visit to a care home in Hartlepool.     H’Angus the Money dropped into Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, to surprise the children and residents.   The Hartlepool United mascot was greeted with hugs from the pupils of St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, […]

28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Peterlee kicks off care home celebrations

Mayor of Peterlee kicks off care home celebrations

THE MAYOR of Peterlee officially kicked off the Christmas cheer for elderly care home residents by opening their annual festive fayre.   Mayor Councillor Mary Cartwright was among the visitors to Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, for the Christmas celebration.   Bric-a-brac stalls, raffles and home baked cakes help raise over £510 for […]

27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Local football teens brighten elderly residents’ lives in Barnsley

Local football teens brighten elderly residents’ lives in Barnsley

BARNSLEY FC volunteers have been brightening the lives of elderly residents at Deangate Care Home.   The teenage helpers from the club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) spent three days in the home, in Mapplewell.   During their visits, they created a colourful activities cart to store the residents’ games, baked cakes, offered hand massages and […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents get a visit from local furry friends

Care home residents get a visit from local furry friends

FURRY, four-legged friends visited Sheffield care home residents as part of an animal therapy session. Heeley City Farm took the animals to The Laurels and The Limes Care Home to meet elderly residents and staff.   Goats, guinea pigs and rabbits grazed in the care home’s garden while residents enjoyed holding and stroking them.   […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Empathy dolls help Hartlepool care home residents

Empathy dolls help Hartlepool care home residents

EMPATHY dolls are helping Hartlepool care home residents with dementia gain a sense of meaning and purpose.    Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, has been using the therapeutic dolls to help residents feel more comfortable and communicative.   Julie Armstrong, home manager, said: “The empathy dolls have been really successful with our residents […]

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