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Coventry resident celebrates 104th birthday at Herald Lodge

Coventry resident celebrates 104th birthday at Herald Lodge

Herald Lodge, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, celebrated a milestone birthday for a special lady hosting an afternoon tea party in her honour.  Mabel Williamson, who is one of Coventry’s oldest residents, turned 104 on 6th February and enjoyed celebrating with her family and friends at the home.  Mabel had a whole day of […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

A Care Assistant at Fairway View care home in Bulwell was ecstatic to win a competition to design a Chinese Dragon, after teaming up with resident, Winnie Twells.  Anita Bowling, who has worked at the home since October last year, saw details of the latest Ideal Carehomes’ competition and immediately thought of Winnie to help […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home festivities reunites long lost cousins

Care home festivities reunites long lost cousins

Two cousins were reunited last week at a local care home’s festive lunch, after losing touch with each other for over 30 years.   Alexandra Gilbert and Ena Cooper were both guests at a community lunch at Beaumont Hall in Beaumont Leys when they recognised each other.  The home was hosting the meal for local older people […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
York care home opens its doors for festive lunch to help combat loneliness

York care home opens its doors for festive lunch to help combat loneliness

Ebor Court care home in York hosted a community Christmas lunch this week for local older people who may be lonely or isolated.  It is estimated that for 17% of older people, contact with family, friends and neighbours is less than once a week, and this is especially difficult during the Christmas period.  Ebor Court […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
100th birthday celebrations with the odd half of lager!

100th birthday celebrations with the odd half of lager!

Lifelong Batley resident, Margaret McLoughlin, celebrated her 100th birthday last week at Lydgate Lodge care home on Soothill Lane, and the home ensured that her birthday was one to remember.  Margaret used to manage clubs in the local area with her husband Chris, and she puts her long life down to “the odd half of lager”! […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leicester care home sheds light on dementia to help primary school project

Leicester care home sheds light on dementia to help primary school project

Year 6 pupils from Leicester school, Heatherbrook Primary, called on Beaumont Hall care home to help with their project based on life in a care home.  The children were struggling to understand what care home life was like for residents and so were given the opportunity to experience it first-hand at Beaumont Hall. Teacher, Matthew […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy a memorable trip to Coventry Cathedral

Care home residents enjoy a memorable trip to Coventry Cathedral

Residents at Herald Lodge care home in Coventry enjoyed a memorable trip to Coventry Cathedral, nearly 76 years to the day after the Cathedral and the rest of the city was devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe.  Many residents remembered the night of 14 November 1940 and this sparked much conversation for the group […]

November 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batley care home residents enjoy Indian themed evening

Batley care home residents enjoy Indian themed evening

Residents at Lydgate Lodge care home in Batley enjoyed a taste of India as the home created a pop-up restaurant called Indian Nights.  The café area was decorated with red and gold and residents were greeted with a glass of wine on arrival.  Staff dressed up as waiters to complete the restaurant experience and families […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dewsbury care home refurbishment includes brand new facilities

Dewsbury care home refurbishment includes brand new facilities

The Mayor of Kirklees officially reopened Ashworth Grange in Dewsbury this week, after the home completed a series of exciting renovations.  Councillor Jim Dodds enjoyed the Remembrance Day activities and war time singer to celebrate the occasion with residents and visitors alike.  Councillor Dodds was treated to a tour of the facilities and stopped for […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home resident has wish granted to visit his Newcastle birthplace

Castleford care home resident has wish granted to visit his Newcastle birthplace

Hughie Gebbie, a resident at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, had a long term wish granted for him last week when he was given the opportunity to visit his hometown of Newcastle.  Hughie hadn’t been back to his birthplace for over 20 years after moving to Castleford in 1969 to be nearer his family.  […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nostalgic trip down memory lane for Dewsbury care home residents

Nostalgic trip down memory lane for Dewsbury care home residents

Residents from Ashworth Grange residential and dementia care home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire enjoyed a day out last week when they visited the nostalgic Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds. The trip was organised by staff at the home after residents had suggested visiting in a recent Social Committee Meeting.   Residents stepped back in time […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mayor offers support for care home coffee afternoon

Mayor offers support for care home coffee afternoon

Residents at Coppice Lodge welcomed the Mayor of Gedling earlier this month as they hosted a coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  There was an array of cakes available with all proceeds being donated to the worthy cause.   Coppice Lodge residential and dementia care home in Arnold took the opportunity to host the event […]

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Secrets of a long and happy marriage shared by Castleford care home residents

Secrets of a long and happy marriage shared by Castleford care home residents

Eric and Beryl Wilford were excited to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary last week, and they shared the secret to their long and happy marriage.  Eric and Beryl have lived at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford since April this year and staff arranged for a party in their honour.    Eric and Beryl got […]

October 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coventry care home residents step back in time for a medieval day out

Coventry care home residents step back in time for a medieval day out

Residents at Herald Lodge care home in Coventry enjoyed a day out with a difference last week when they visited the medieval Coombe Abbey in Binley.  They were treated to an extravagant afternoon tea experience in the luxurious surroundings of the historical building.    Coombe Abbey was founded in 1150AD as the Abbey of Cumbe.  […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home residents enjoy fish and chips at pop-up restaurant

Castleford care home residents enjoy fish and chips at pop-up restaurant

Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford enjoyed a traditional fish and chip evening as the home hosted a seafood pop-up restaurant called ‘Newfield Fisheries’.  The bar area was decorated with a nautical theme to enhance the evening and staff dressed up as waiters to complete the restaurant experience.    Newfield Lodge, which is […]

September 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home staff climb Snowdon for residents!

Care home staff climb Snowdon for residents!

Staff from De Brook Lodge care home in Flixton have literally moved mountains for their residents, as they climbed the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon.  Five members of staff including Home Manager, Helen Johnson, took part in the climb, which saw them walk eight miles in seven hours to raise money for the residents’ […]

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
MP rolls up his sleeves at Greenacres Care Home

MP rolls up his sleeves at Greenacres Care Home

Jason McCartney MP for Colne Valley, got a taste of life as a carer when he volunteered at Greenacres residential and dementia care home in Meltham near Huddersfield last week.  The visit was part of his volunteering week, which has also seen him help out at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital and repair footpaths with the National […]

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dewsbury care home residents rebook for second restaurant experience

Dewsbury care home residents rebook for second restaurant experience

Residents at Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury enjoyed a taste of Italy at the home’s second pop-up restaurant.  The home trialled the concept last month with a Spanish pop-up called ‘El Toro’, and it was such a hit that staff suggested another event, this time with residents picking the Italian theme.    Ideal Carehomes, […]

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coventry care home resident enjoys shopping spree after competition win

Coventry care home resident enjoys shopping spree after competition win

Eileen Williams enjoyed a trip to Coventry last week for a shopping spree with vouchers she won in a competition.  Eileen, who lives at Herald Lodge care home in Canley, won the competition to design a shield, which was run throughout 15 care homes within the Ideal Carehomes group to celebrate St. George’s Day.  She […]

July 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Meltham Memories Weekend commences at Greenacres Care Home

Meltham Memories Weekend commences at Greenacres Care Home

Residents at Greenacres care home stepped out last weekend to enjoy the annual Meltham Memories 1940’s extravaganza.  The parade commenced its journey from Greenacres before going into Meltham Village and residents and guests got comfortable in the home’s gardens to watch.    The gardens were decorated for the event and resident’s waved their flags as […]

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