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Chesterfield’s elderly pay their respects to those who fell in both world wars

Chesterfield’s elderly pay their respects to those who fell in both world wars

CHESTERFIELD’s elderly paid their respects to those who fell in both world wars and later conflicts on Remembrance Sunday.   The residents of Barnfield Care Home all wore poppies with pride over the weekend commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth civilian and military service men and women.   The home, on Barnfield Close, took […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

HAIR raising pain helped care home worker John Drury collect over £400 for elderly residents living with dementia. The deputy manager of The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, had his legs waxed to raise the funds.   He was joined by brother Paul and father-in-law Damien Brewster for the painful challenge – which […]

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Stockton care home residents remember WW2

Stockton care home residents remember WW2

SURVIVORS of World War 2 took part in a week of reminiscence events and activities at The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees. The home’s residents requested the commemorative week to share their war time memories and stories.   Staff contacted Preston Park Museum, on Yarm Road, to borrow items from the 1940s and […]

19th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Drag queen performs pop classics for Chester Le Street residents

Drag queen performs pop classics for Chester Le Street residents

ELDERLY care home residents enjoyed entertainment of an unusual sort when they attended a drag act in Chester Le Street. Residents from Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, took a stroll to the nearby community centre to watch the show.   The drag artist and cabaret entertainer, Miss Dixie Swallows, covered songs by Tina […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
96-year-old Joyce enjoys a walk down memory lane

96-year-old Joyce enjoys a walk down memory lane

A FARM trip for elderly care home residents in Stockton on Tees brought back old memories for Joyce Marsay. The former farmer showed fellow residents how to milk a cow at visitor attraction Newham Grange Country Farm – the first time she has performed the task in over 60 years.   A new exhibition gives […]

12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care’s Macmillan Coffee Mornings across the north raise hundreds

Hill Care’s Macmillan Coffee Mornings across the north raise hundreds

HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised for the fight against cancer after Hill Care homes across the north of England hosted charity coffee mornings. The events were part of a UK wide campaign organised by cancer support charity Macmillan – named the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.   Nine homes across the North East raised £331 […]

6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Knitters donate blankets to Thornaby’s elderly

Knitters donate blankets to Thornaby’s elderly

GENEROUS knitters have donated homemade blankets to elderly care home residents in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees. Marianne Kitching and Shirley Whitfield from the Thornaby Methodist Church Knitting Club created the colourful gifts to help keep the residents cosy during the winter months.   They dropped off eight blankets at Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, and […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

A WING at Pelton Grange Care Home has been named after Chester-Le-Street artist George Levitt. The painter and photographer has been a long-term friend and supporter of the home, having donated eight works that are now enjoyed by residents and staff.   As a thank you for his ongoing support, a wing of the care […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

PETRIFIED care home workers abseiled from Liverpool cathedral to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Emma Willoughby, Lynn Walter and her niece Lucy Mellor strapped into harnesses and lowered themselves off the landmark for the charity.   Emma is acting home manager for Alderwood Care Home, in Salford, and Lynn is senior regional manager for […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home welldressing champs at Bakewell Show

Care home welldressing champs at Bakewell Show

RHS Welldressing champions Burton Closes Hall Care Home ignored the downpours to teach the age old ceremonial art to Bakewell Show visitors. Despite the adverse weather conditions, staff from the home kept spirits up with the interactive welldressing stand in the Show’s horticultural marque.   Young visitors were invited to have a go at sticking […]

7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Youngsters & Elderly cycle over 200-miles for Alzheimer’s

Youngsters & Elderly cycle over 200-miles for Alzheimer’s

YOUNG footballers and elderly care home residents covered almost 200 miles on exercise bikes as part of a charity cycling challenge in Chester le Street. Among the participants was 75-year-old Margaret Waggitt, a lifelong keen cyclist from Pelton Grange Care Home, Front Street.   Margaret clocked up almost two miles in one sitting, followed by […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHESTERFIELD care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes to neighbouring businesses – with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.   The sale was part of a year-long fundraising campaign by the Hill Care Group, whose head office is on St Mary’s Gate.   The group’s homes across the north of England […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

STAFF from a Runcorn care home have scaled Snowdon and raised over £1,000 for those living with dementia.   The sponsored walk to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, at 1,085m, was tackled by staff from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue in Runcorn.   They include Alex Groundwater, Alison Clifton and her daughter Lucy, […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Costumed bikers deliver Easter eggs to care home residents

Costumed bikers deliver Easter eggs to care home residents

EASTER bunnies, a gorilla, a beefeater Yeoman Warder and even Iron Man dropped into an Ingleby Barwick care home to delivery eggs to the elderly.   The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group donned costumes to make their Easter rounds in the Stockton-on-Tees area this year.   Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, welcomed the eclectic mix […]

26th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents celebrate 75 years of marriage

Care home residents celebrate 75 years of marriage

LOVE at first sight led to 75 years of happy marriage for Holmewood Care Home residents Jack and Muriel George.   The Chesterfield couple first met when Jack was visiting Muriel’s brother in 1936 and since then they have been inseparable.   Muriel, who was crowned Holmewood Carnival Queen in 1937, said: “The happiest day […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly care home residents travel back in time thanks to Salford Museum

Elderly care home residents travel back in time thanks to Salford Museum

ELDERLY Worsley residents have been researching their past as part of a Salford Museum reminiscence activity.   Rations, the War and how life has changed were some of the topics being discussed by residents at Alderwood Care Home, on Simpson Road.   The Memory Matters service provides a mixture of photos, diaries, news clippings, displays […]

6th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

VOLUNTEERS from across Teesside have covered hundreds of miles on static bikes to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Five care homes in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool hosted the charity cycling marathon over the space of a week.   Staff, residents, family, friends and volunteers from across the region took turns in the saddle […]

29th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care website revamped for digital age

Hill Care website revamped for digital age

HILL CARE has revamped its website to better meet the needs of residents, families and staff – with Wednesday, 1st February, set for the launch.   The website has been entirely redesigned as part of a process to modernise the company’s online presence.   The new site contains up-to-date photography, testimonials from families, a more […]

1st February 2017 | By | Reply More
RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch at Teesside care homes

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch at Teesside care homes

STOCKTON pupils and care home residents have been working together to create bird feeders ahead of a national survey of Britain’s avian population.   The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place from the 28th to 30th January – when keen bird watchers are asked to look out for winged visitors to their gardens.   […]

27th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home Army veteran welcomes soldiers

Care home Army veteran welcomes soldiers

ARMY veteran Alan Conlin and other residents at a Stockton-on-Tees care home welcomed serving soldiers on Armistice Day.   Alan, 81, welcomed the visitors and shared stories of his past career in the army, proudly displaying the medals he was awarded during his travels around the world.   Lance Corporal Knox, Fusilier Poole and Private […]

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