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Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has completed a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – raising more than £7,500. The grueling 340-mile challenge saw Wendy set off in a peloton of more than 130 riders, who collectively raised more than £270,000 in sponsorship for the charity.   Wendy has spent […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

CHESTER-le-Street resident Ava Dodd has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at Pelton Grange Care Home. Born on the brink of WW1, Ada has lived in Great Lumley all her married life, only moving to the Front Street based care home in May 2014.   She married at 22 to William ‘Billy’ Dodd. […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home residents enjoy the benefits of gardening therapy

Sheffield care home residents enjoy the benefits of gardening therapy

HORTICULTURAL therapy sessions have been taking place for Sheffield care home residents. The gardening activities have proven benefits for all elderly and particularly those with dementia – helping to reduce agitation, anxiety and improve wellbeing.   The residents of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, enjoyed getting into the garden during […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

TEESSIDE primary school pupils and care home residents celebrated Wimbledon with a match of their own.   96-year-old Joyce Marsay served against an opponent almost nine decades her junior in one game.   The players used homemade rackets and yellow balloon balls to even the playing field.   Joyce, a resident of Ingleby Care Home, […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Eid celebrations shared with care home residents

Eid celebrations shared with care home residents

EID celebrations were shared with Middlesbrough care home residents at a Muslim community group lunch.   The Islamic Diversity Centre (ICD) North East invited the elderly residents from The Gables Care Home to share homemade curry and rice.   The third annual event was organised by the Muslim community in North Ormesby to encourage intercommunity […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHARITY bag pack at a Chesterfield supermarket has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from several care homes across Derbyshire spent the day on the checkouts at the town’s Marks and Spencer helping customers with their packing.   Generous shoppers donated a total of £504.74 – with all proceeds going […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottingham care home welcomes Wild Science and their four, hundreds and no-legged friends

Nottingham care home welcomes Wild Science and their four, hundreds and no-legged friends

SNAKES, lizards and rats were among the visitors to a Nottingham care home as part of an animal therapy session.   The critters were brought to Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, by animal education and therapy company Wild Science.   Animal therapy sessions are designed to improve social engagement and communication while lessening […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Ticket to the past for Stockton-on-Tees care home residents

Ticket to the past for Stockton-on-Tees care home residents

CARE home residents in Stockton-on-Tees got a ticket to the past as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations.   Mandale House Care Home staff dressed as land girls and military personnel to help recreate a history many of the residents remember.   War time tunes were performed by entertainer Janie St John, with staff and […]

3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’

Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’

DIGITAL technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool residents’ after a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.   The £10,000 grant funded a year-long project at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road.   The money was used to purchase tablet computers and pay for tutors to teach the residents how to use them. […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

ST HELENS supermarket charity bag pack has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes across the North West spent the day on the checkouts at Morrisons helping customers with their packing.   The generous shoppers donated a total of £835.59 – with all proceeds going towards research and […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

ROTHERHAM couple John and Jessie Senior have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.   Now living at Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Rawmarsh, the pair have been together more than 70 years.   They first met at a dance in Sheffield on 5th April 1947 and later married at St Paul’s Church in Arbourthorne, which […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

86-YEAR-OLD Elsie Bunyard cycled almost three miles in just 15 minutes as part of a fundraising event at her Skelmanthorpe care home.   The Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home resident was one of many who took to static bikes to clock up miles during the event.   The charity cycling challenge saw elderly residents, […]

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Rotherham primary school pupils set to transform care home garden

Rotherham primary school pupils set to transform care home garden

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils are set to transform a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters have been tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Broadacres Care Home, Rotherham, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

THE LAURELS Care Home has promoted Louise Spooner to home manager – after more than 24 years at the home.   The dementia care home is one half of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, Sheffield.   Louise is the longest serving member of staff at the home, having started as […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

The Hill Care Group has welcomed six more care homes to its family of homes across the Midlands and North of England.   The transfer from previous owner Four Seasons Health Care takes Hill Care from 19 to 25 homes. The group now operates over 1,200 registered beds.       The new homes include: […]

22nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

CHATTERBOX Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.   The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.   She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

ONE HUNDRED-year-old Kathleen Cattermole celebrated her centenary with a party at Longmoor Lodge Care Home.   The Nottingham-based home invited Kathleen’s friends, family, fellow residents and staff to celebrate the milestone.   Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen never left the area, and has lived at the care home since September 2013, on […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Ethel celebrates 100th birthday at Stockton-on-Tees care home

Ethel celebrates 100th birthday at Stockton-on-Tees care home

The former school cook was joined by family, friends, staff and pupils from St Therese Primary School, who presented her with homemade birthday cards.   Ingleby Barwick Town Mayor and Councillor Stefan Barnes also attended to wish Ethel a happy birthday on her centenary.   Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb […]

7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

STAFF in care homes across Teesside have been treated to a day of treats as part of Employee Motivation Day.   The national day encourages business across the UK to thank staff and demonstrate appreciation for their hard work.   Three cares homes in Stockton, all operated by the Hill Care Group, took part, including […]

8th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

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