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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 […]

26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
RAF veteran appointed manager of Barnsley care home

RAF veteran appointed manager of Barnsley care home

A FORMER Royal Air Force logistics controller has taken over management of a Barnsley care home. Julia Chambers is the new home manager at Deangate Care Home, on Towngate, Mapplewell.   Following a ten-year career in the RAF, Julia switched to social care, joining a Rotherham care home as a care assistant.   She began […]

25th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough footballers inspire nun with dementia to play organ from memory

Middlesbrough footballers inspire nun with dementia to play organ from memory

A SPECIAL visit from Middlesbrough FC players inspired a care home resident with vascular dementia to play the organ – despite having no memory of how to play. Former nun Sister Mary Major, 89, saw the electronic organ and instinctively sat down to entertain the VIPs in a miraculous feat of recall.   Believing she […]

24th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Centenarian celebrates birthday with Mayor and Mayoress of Halton

Centenarian celebrates birthday with Mayor and Mayoress of Halton

100-YEAR-OLD Lilian Beardsmore celebrated her birthday with the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton. Fellow residents of Halton View Care Home, where Lilian lives, as well as friends and staff also joined the centenarian on her big day.   Mayor Alan Lowe and Mayoress Joan Lowe personally delivered Lilian’s telegram from the queen as part of […]

19th October 2017 | By | Reply More
A Minion and the Cleveland Fire Brigade were just some of the visitors to family fun days in Stockton

A Minion and the Cleveland Fire Brigade were just some of the visitors to family fun days in Stockton

A MINION and the Cleveland Fire Brigade were just some of the visitors to the end of season family fun days at Stockton on Tees care homes. Star of the animated movie franchise, Kevin the Minion paid a visit to The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, to charm residents and visitors.   At Mandale […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
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. […]

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