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Teesside care home residents enjoy a pyjama and pamper session

Teesside care home residents enjoy a pyjama and pamper session

A PYJAMA party and pamper session took place at a Teesside care home as a treat for residents and staff. The evening of relaxation included manicures and nail painting while enjoying a supper of salmon and cream cheese washed down with prosecco.   Elderly residents, staff, families and friends of The Beeches Care Home, Green […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

A SEASIDE rendezvous saw elderly care home residents meet for a day at the beach.   Dozens of residents from two homes met in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, to catch up, make new friends and enjoy a fish and chip supper followed by ice cream.   Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, switched their […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home residents’ wellbeing boosted with passion for gardening

Sheffield care home residents’ wellbeing boosted with passion for gardening

PLANTING herbs has helped Sheffield care home residents get outside and rekindle their passion for gardening. Horticultural therapy sessions have been taking place at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, for several weeks.   The latest session with expert Caroline Cook included planting herbs in accessible raised beds.   The activities […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia Standard Award for two Derbyshire care homes

Dementia Standard Award for two Derbyshire care homes

PREMIUM dementia care has been officially recognised at two Derbyshire care homes by the local authority. The Dementia Standard Award has been awarded to Chesterfield’s Holmewood Care Home and Springbank House Care Home by Derbyshire County Council.   The homes, both operated by the Hill Care Group, had to pass an intense inspection process and […]

5th September 2017 | By | Reply More
WW2 Air Force veteran Belle celebrates her 100th birthday

WW2 Air Force veteran Belle celebrates her 100th birthday

WORLD War II Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) veteran Isabelle Mullen has celebrated her 100th birthday at Waverley Lodge Care Home. The home, in Lemington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, threw a birthday party to mark Isabelle’s centenary.   Family, friends and staff attended to wish her a happy 100th and share a slice of cake.   […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Runcorn care home hosts a mad hatter’s tea party

Runcorn care home hosts a mad hatter’s tea party

WONDERLAND came to Runcorn as Simonsfield Care Home hosted a mad hatter’s tea party. A trip down the rabbit hole saw appearances from Alice, the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledee and the March Hare, among other favourites from the Lewis Carroll novel.   Elderly residents, staff, families and friends dressed up, hung teapot bunting, shared cakes […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester le Street’s elderly enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer BBQ

Chester le Street’s elderly enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer BBQ

ALOHA from Chester le Street’s elderly during their Hawaiian themed annual summer BBQ. Colourful shirts, grass skirts and Hawaiian lei transported the Pelton Grange Care Home residents to the central Pacific archipelago – all without leaving Pelton.   Staff, families and friends joined in the jollity, including a tribute to Elvis Presley from singer Alex […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home bar built in Tony’s memory

Chesterfield care home bar built in Tony’s memory

A BAR has been constructed at a Chesterfield care home after a former resident left money in his Will. Tony Walsham wanted fellow residents at Springbank House Care Home, on Ashgate Road, to decide what to do with his donation.   A vote led to the decision of building an outdoors bar for residents and […]

21st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottingham’s elderly care home residents enjoy a day of games with toddlers

Nottingham’s elderly care home residents enjoy a day of games with toddlers

TODDLERS took a trip to a Nottingham care home to enjoy a day of games with the elderly residents. Arts and crafts, playdough making, balloons and singing kept both young and elderly entertained before they shared lunch.   Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, Sandicare, hosted the children from Brookhill House Day Nursery, on […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield farmer Eileen marks her 100th with care home party

Chesterfield farmer Eileen marks her 100th with care home party

LIFELONG Chesterfield resident Eileen Reed celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Holmewood Care Home. The centenarian was joined by her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren for the day, as staff at the home hosted a party to mark the milestone.   Eileen moved to Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, in 2014, […]

11th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Widnes nursery and care home come together on National Play Day

Widnes nursery and care home come together on National Play Day

A MESSY encounter between elderly residents and nursery children took place in Widnes as part of National Play Day celebrations. Halton View Care Home welcomed Dunky’s Day Nursery to create homemade playdough and share lunch with the residents.   Flour went flying as the children mixed it with water and food colouring to create the […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Cricket and cream tea at care home’s Yorkshire Day

Cricket and cream tea at care home’s Yorkshire Day

YORKSHIRE DAY celebrations reached the most northerly borders of the county, as Middlesbrough care home residents enjoyed cricket and a traditional lunch. The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, served up local sausages and Yorkshire puddings followed by a few innings.   Dodging the showers, 81-year-old resident Gordon Clarke hit three boundaries, before being bowled out […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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