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Cheshire golf club honours care home resident

Cheshire golf club honours care home resident

A Cheshire golf club has honoured a local care home resident at a celebratory afternoon tea attended by the club’s Chairperson and President.   Sheila Watson from Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court care home was invited to join President Sue Bennett at Sandiway Golf Club to reminisce her successful golfing era.   The 97 year old, […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Acacia Court resident in high spirits as she celebrates her centenary

Acacia Court resident in high spirits as she celebrates her centenary

A jet setting resident at Meridian Healthcare’s Acacia Court in Pudsey was in high spirits this month when she celebrated her 100th birthday.   Centenarian Emily Procter, nee Pearson, fondly known by her friends and family as ‘Emmie,’ was born on 2nd April 1917 in Farsely, where her parents and grandparents were shopkeepers.   Sadly, her mother died during […]

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Chester care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

Chester care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

A resident at a Chester care home celebrated an exciting milestone recently when she turned 100 years old.   Josie Dixon, who lives at Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court in Blacon, shared her special day with family and friends at the care centre and was especially happy to receive a congratulatory card from Her Majesty the […]

24th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Garforth care home design secures shortlisting for Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

Garforth care home design secures shortlisting for Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

A Meridian Healthcare home in Garforth, Leeds, has been recognised as one of the very best developments in care-related property, being shortlisted in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2017. Augustus Court, opened in February 2016, will be judged along with another two care establishments, with the final awards recognising the very best developments in care-related […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Holmfirth care home staff and residents welcome Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress

Holmfirth care home staff and residents welcome Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress

Staff and residents at Meridian Healthcare’s White Rose House care home were pleased to welcome Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress as their most recent special guests.   The Mayor, Cllr Jim Dodds, was able to spend quality time with residents at the 64-bed care home in Holmfirth, and was given a tour of the building and […]

14th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Garforth care home offer free dinners for the older community

Garforth care home offer free dinners for the older community

Staff at a Garforth-based care home are welcoming hungry guests to their dinner table as they prepare to treat local elderly residents to a free lunch.   As part of a pledge to support those in the community who feel alone or are struggling, Meridian Healthcare’s Augustus Court is offering a nutritious, home cooked meal […]

6th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifelong Salvation Army member pays her respects to servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday

Lifelong Salvation Army member pays her respects to servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday

An inspirational Chester resident who has dedicated her life to the Salvation Army gets set to pay her respects to servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday. Freda Walker, 96, resident at Lauren Court care home in Chester, completed her training at the William Booth Salvation Army college, London in 1940, proudly qualifying as an Officer. […]

17th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Stalybridge care home resident celebrates 105th birthday

Stalybridge care home resident celebrates 105th birthday

A resident from Meridian Healthcare’s The Millbrook celebrated her 105th birthday in style, with family, friends and special guests. To commemorate the occasion, Elizabeth Morrison was treated to a traditional English tea party where the care home in Stalybridge also welcomed the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Philip Fitzpatrick. Born in 1911, Betty, as she […]

7th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents and guests celebrate Harvest Festival

Residents and guests celebrate Harvest Festival

Residents and guests of Meridian Healthcare’s care homes hosted a special afternoon of activities as they opened their doors to celebrate the Harvest Festival. The homes hosted a range of exciting autumnal activities including harvest displays, bake sales, live entertainment, church services and even a visit from the local donkey sanctuary. Local schools also got […]

21st October 2016 | By | Reply More
Chester care home garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s

Chester care home garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s

A care home in Chester has seen its garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s Chester City Centre Community Volunteer Group. Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court garden has been brightened up with an array of plants and bulbs ready for the bloom next spring. The green-fingered community champions got stuck in with their […]

10th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Slaithwaite Friendship Group invited into Holmfirth nursing home

Slaithwaite Friendship Group invited into Holmfirth nursing home

Meridian’s The White Rose House Nursing Home in Holmfirth recently invited their local Friendship Group to join their residents for the day.   Residents of White Rose House and Slaithwaite Friendship Group competed in a musical quiz before enjoying lunch together which was followed by a lively performance from the entertainer, Bill Haley.   The […]

4th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Garforth care home hosts events to evoke memories

Garforth care home hosts events to evoke memories

Meridian Healthcare’s Augustus Court Care Centre hosted two exciting events during September, which aimed to inspire and evoke the memories of residents and guests. The M&S Company Archive Memory Box event was full of original garments from the 1940s to the 1970s, with the occasion evoking memories and inspiring conversations of fashions of the past. […]

3rd October 2016 | By | Reply More
Meridian Healthcare homes raise hundreds with Care Home Open Day events

Meridian Healthcare homes raise hundreds with Care Home Open Day events

To celebrate the fourth annual Care Home Open Day, Meridian Healthcare held dozens of events across their care homes, raising hundreds for charity partner Marie Curie in the process.   Residents, relatives and members of the local community enjoyed a range of activities in line with the company’s theme of ‘Right Royal Blooming Great Tea […]

27th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Musical spreads joy at Ashton-under-Lyne care home

Musical spreads joy at Ashton-under-Lyne care home

Residents were the stars of the show when a musical performance of ‘One Fine Day’ raised the roof of Daisy Nook House care home, in Ashton-under-Lyne.   Organised by care home provider Meridian Healthcare, the show was staged by Northeast Producers and raised money for The Silver Line, a helpline for older people.   As […]

18th May 2016 | By | Reply More
£5.7 million care home welcomes Angela Rippon for official opening

£5.7 million care home welcomes Angela Rippon for official opening

Respected TV presenter and journalist Angela Rippon joined staff and residents to celebrate the official opening of Meridian Healthcare’s newest residential care home, Augustus Court in Garforth, Yorkshire.   The new home played host to over 200 people across two bustling opening events, with the local community invited in for an afternoon of live entertainment […]

17th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Garforth care home residents welcome local schools for Easter activities

Garforth care home residents welcome local schools for Easter activities

The residents of Augustus Court were joined by children from two local schools for a day of Easter celebrations at the Garforth care home this week.   Students from Strawberry Fields and St. Benedict’s joined the staff and residents at the home for an enjoyable day of Easter fun.   The groups took part in […]

30th March 2016 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire care home opens its doors to the public and welcomes MP Alec Shelbrooke

West Yorkshire care home opens its doors to the public and welcomes MP Alec Shelbrooke

To celebrate opening its doors to the public this week, Augustus Court care centre invited local MP Alec Shelbrooke to present the staff team with their successfully completed training certificates. As well as taking the time to get to know the team, MP Alec Shelbrooke also took the opportunity to have a look around the £5.7million luxury home, […]

17th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Mossley care home staff celebrate Daisy Dignity Award

Mossley care home staff celebrate Daisy Dignity Award

The care team at Sandon House care home in Mossley are celebrating after they were presented with a ‘Daisy Dignity In Care’ award in recognition for their ‘excellent end of life care’.   The Dignity in Care campaign aims to put dignity and respect at the heart of services.  It is about treating people as […]

10th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Manager appointed at new state of the art Garforth care home

Manager appointed at new state of the art Garforth care home

The new state-of-the-art care home in Garforth near Leeds, took a step closer to opening last week as Mary Usher was appointed as Care Centre Manager.   Mary has gained over 20 years’ experience in the care sector, of which the last five years have been spent as Care Centre Manager of fellow Meridian Healthcare home, Acacia […]

23rd December 2015 | By | Reply More
Meridian Healthcare announce name of new Garforth care home

Meridian Healthcare announce name of new Garforth care home

A new state-of-the-art care home in Garforth is to be called Augustus Court, after one of the town’s most inspirational figures, Sir Augustus Walker. Sir Augustus Walker was an Air Chief Marshal who was born in Garforth. Serving in the RAF 1934-70, he rose to its highest ranks. An inspirational figure, he led daring bombing raids with […]

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