Tag: Pendine Park

Care organisation hailed for helping to spearhead an “economic renaissance” in North Wales

Care organisation hailed for helping to spearhead an “economic renaissance” in North Wales

A care organisation has been hailed for helping to spearhead an “economic renaissance” in North Wales after opening the first virtual training centre of its kind in Wales. Pendine Park have invested £250,000 in massively refurbishing the  8,000 square foot building on Wrexham Technology Park  where they will be training the social care professionals of […]

25th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Wrexham care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Wrexham care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Residents at a care home are creating their own weeping wall of poppies to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies will go on display at the Pendine Park organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day on November 11. The spectacular  tribute will be draped from one the upper windows of the Penybryn care home and […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

A poet returned to a dementia care centre to say a big thank you to the residents who inspired him to write the powerful piece which won a major prize.   Gwion Hallam, whose day job is a television producer, worked on an eight-week community project for Literature Wales which saw him visiting dementia homes. He […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Young knitting stars have come up with a “purl” of an idea to help people with dementia

Young knitting stars have come up with a “purl” of an idea to help people with dementia

A team of young knitting stars have come up with a “purl” of an idea to help people with dementia. The five pupils from Llay CP School have made twiddle blankets and mitts for the residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham. They  were given a warm welcome when they presented their natty gifts at the […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Indonesian choir drops in to sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

Indonesian choir drops in to sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

A choir which had just flown 12,000 miles from Indonesia to Wales to compete at an international festival stopped off to join in the 80th birthday celebrations of a care home resident.   The family of Irene Williams was overcome with emotion as the choir burst into a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday in the […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home masterchefs cook up a storm

Care home masterchefs cook up a storm

A group of care home masterchefs are cooking up a storm. Residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham are making a host of taste bud-teasing dishes after setting up their own cookery school. The idea came from Elaine Lee, the enrichment and activities coordinator at their Penybryn care home which specialises in brain injuries and neurological […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

A grandmother who rediscovered the joy of art 50 years after being wrongly told her drawings were no good is looking forward to her first ever exhibition. Talented Gaynor Jones, 57, from Gwespyr, in Flintshire, picked up her pencils again while attending art classes at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where she receives […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

A former care worker who has dementia had people in tears when recited a poem on video as a heartfelt plea for patience for those who have the condition. Gary Weir, 54, has been a resident of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham for five years after falling victim to a form of dementia […]

17th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Singing carer wows opera superstar Bryn Terfel

Singing carer wows opera superstar Bryn Terfel

A singing care practitioner with “the voice of angel” who wowed opera superstar Bryn Terfel with her talent is in demand. Local MP Ian Lucas asked Sheena Miranda, 28, who works at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham to perform at the town’s Street Festival in Queen’s Square. Mr Lucas heard Sheena’s crystal clear […]

2nd November 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home sports stars clinch victory

Care home sports stars clinch victory

A team from a care home in North Wales were celebrating after winning a tournament playing the Paralympic sport of boccia. The residents of Gwern Alyn, which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, clinched gold after a hard-fought competition. The target ball game which is similar to bowls was originally devised […]

30th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Norwegian youth choir enchants care home residents

Norwegian youth choir enchants care home residents

A Norwegian youth choir, rated among the best in the world, delighted residents at a care home with a sneak preview of their performance at an iconic festival. Skedsmo Voices gave a stunning concert of acappella music for residents of Hillbury House, part of Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, ahead of their appearance at […]

7th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home artists go the extra Smile

Care home artists go the extra Smile

Talented care home residents have put on an exhibition of their arts and crafts work. The show at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham was held to celebrate National Care Home Open Day. Among their homes taking part were Bryn Bella and Highfield where there were also  games and quizzes going on. Residents handed […]

24th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Right royal knees up to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

Right royal knees up to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

Care home residents in Wrexham enjoyed a right royal knees up to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Sandwiches, iced drinks and lashings of ice creams were on the menu for residents of Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn and Hillbury House care homes for the special afternoon party. Professional entertainer Max Chard entertained residents with swing and […]

10th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Sound of the Aussie outback enchants care home residents

Sound of the Aussie outback enchants care home residents

The sound of the Australian outback reverberated around a care home while residents took a deep breath and relaxed. Didgeridoo player Chris Thorn, who is also a mental health nurse, enchanted his audience with a special performance with the traditional Aboriginal instrument at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. According to Anita Moran, an […]

23rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating two decades in the role.

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating two decades in the role.

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating two decades in the role. Sarah still drawn to care after 20 years Staff and residents at the Pendine Park care organisation threw a special celebration party in honour of the pioneering Sarah Edwards. She was engaged as a consultant by arts loving owners Mario […]

16th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Real apprenticeships will revolutionise social care

Real apprenticeships will revolutionise social care

A high-flying care organisation from Wales is launching a two-year apprenticeship scheme – with 100 places up for grabs every year. Pioneering Pendine Park has already invested more than £750,000 in developing the training programme that’s set to revolutionise staff development in the social care sector. The structure of the Pendine Pathway programme that will […]

23rd November 2015 | By | Reply More
Wrexham care home echoes with classical music

Wrexham care home echoes with classical music

A care home in Wrexham echoed to the sweet sound of a classically trained mezzo soprano and classical pianist thanks to a musical outreach programme. Live Music Now supports professional musicians to use their talents for the benefit of those that might otherwise be excluded from the joy of experiencing live musical performances. As part […]

5th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Woman who cared for grandmother with dementia to run £7 million care centre

Woman who cared for grandmother with dementia to run £7 million care centre

A manager has been appointed to run a new £7 million centre of excellence for people with dementia – and hundreds of others have applied for jobs there.. Experience care home manager Sandra Evans, 36, was inspired to apply for the position at Canolfan Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon in North Wales after caring for […]

20th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Promoter of excellent care and best practice awarded

Promoter of excellent care and best practice awarded

A woman who organises a major care awards ceremony that recognises inspirational care got to rub shoulders with The Queen.   According to Sue Thomas, from Wrexham, mingling at a party at Buckingham Palace was an unforgettable experience.   It was a reward for all her hard work with the prestigious Wales Care Awards which honour […]

3rd August 2015 | By | Reply More
Success at the double for arts-loving care company

Success at the double for arts-loving care company

A social care organisation is celebrating an awards double for its commitment to enriching people’s lives through the arts. Pioneering Pendine Park, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was named Business of the Year at the prestigious Arts and Business Cymru Awards. The award was presented by acclaimed Welsh actress Sian Phillips during […]

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