Tag: Pendine Park

    Circus magic comes to Wrexham care home

    Circus magic comes to Wrexham care home

    Musicians from a world famous orchestra brought the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint to a care home as part of a “magical” circus workshop.   Two members of Manchester’s acclaimed Hallé orchestra brought the joyous sounds of the Big Top to Pendine Park in Wrexham, engaging residents in a magical […]

    5th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    YouTube sensation gives a warm musical Cwtch to care home residents

    YouTube sensation gives a warm musical Cwtch to care home residents

      A dozen singers including a vocalist whose version of a Welsh classic has had a million hits on YouTube gave one-to-one personal performances care home residents. The tuneful interlude at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre in Caernarfon was masterminded by freelance community art practitioner Pauline Down. She recruited the singers to provide […]

    4th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    More than 5,000 people saw a moving play about dementia inspired by residents of a care home in Gwynedd. The nationwide tour of Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) by the Frȃn Wen theatre company  was the most successful large-scale production in their history. The play shines a light on the effects of […]

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    A brave mum whose three grown-up children all have a degenerative brain condition has joined forces with a care organisation to launch a new awareness campaign. Kim James, from Llay, near Wrexham, made an emotional plea for more research into Huntingdon’s Disease amid renewed hope of a cure for the cruel hereditary illness. She is […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Youth project aims to reduce falls in elderly

    Youth project aims to reduce falls in elderly

    Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The  decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Professional gardener helps residents grow their own vegetables

    Professional gardener helps residents grow their own vegetables

    A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Welsh Elvis gets care home residents All Shook Up!

    Welsh Elvis gets care home residents All Shook Up!

    An Elvis impersonator who’s also a hospital chaplain had residents at a dementia care centre of excellence All Shook Up when he paid them a visit. The Rev Wynne Roberts dropped by for an hour-long show at Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon and his appreciative audience just couldn’t help believing their luck. Kitted out in […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    70 years of wedded bliss celebrated at Wrexham care home

    70 years of wedded bliss celebrated at Wrexham care home

    A World War Two Spitfire mechanic and the young girl he met and fell in love with at a Flintshire aircraft factory have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Ernest Simmonds and his wife, Gwyneth, both 92, held a platinum anniversary party for family, friends and staff at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in Wrexham, North […]

    9th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents delighted by volunteer’s polished performance

    Care home residents delighted by volunteer’s polished performance

    Care home residents were so delighted by the polished performance of the volunteer who came in to do their nails that they wrote to the owners suggesting she should be given a permanent job. Bosses at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham were equally impressed with 45-year-old Sharon Williams and readily agreed to put […]

    2nd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

    Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

    A pioneering care organisation is celebrating a major milestone for the quality of the service it provides. Pendine Park was the first nursing home in the UK to be awarded a British quality mark 25 years ago. The British Standard 5750 award was presented in 1993 by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

    6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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