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8 Oct 2015

Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend recently received a generous donation from North Tyneside Council. They were chosen in 2014 as one of the main charities to focus their fundraising on by Tommy Mulvenna, Chairman of North Tyneside Council, when he stepped into the role.

Through dedication from the team at Howdon, residents, Councillor Mulvenna and other council members, Howdon was presented with £1300 in donations from various fundraising activities throughout the year. The money will be put towards giving the garden a makeover for the residents to enjoy. It will also help Howdon with our PEARL (Positively Enriching and Enhancing Residents' Lives) accreditation – this is a specialised dementia service recognised by Four Seasons Health Care.

Councillor Mulvenna has since said, “I would like to give a special thanks to the team at North Tyneside Council for their generosity and support through all the fundraising events. The organisations I picked support such fantastic causes and the money we are donating will help to continue the excellent work they do”.

The activities team at Howdon were able to collect the cheque on behalf of the home alongside the Relative’s Support Group Chair Lady.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, told us “It was such an honour for Howdon Care Centre to be chosen as one of the charities. The money has helped improve all aspects of the home and in turn improve the experience residents gain from us. I can’t thank Councillor Mulvenna and North Tyneside Council enough for their generous support”.

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8 Oct 2015

The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Warsop recently made the decision to set up their very own Memory Café, which will run at the home on the last Wednesday of every month. The team came up with the plan of a Memory Café as a way of people in the surrounding areas joining together with residents to have a chat and take part in various activities at the home.

The first Memory Café took place September 30th 2015 and was a complete success. Visitors from the local area attended the home and shared their memories of the areas they have lived in – residents also got involved to speak about their fond remembrances of Warsop and neighbouring places. Tea and biscuits kept visitors refreshed throughout the afternoon which they ended with a sing along altogether.

Lucy Stupple, Home Manager, told us “The Warsop Memory Café turned out to be a brilliant afternoon. We had a number of visitors who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They all left great feedback and said they would love to join us again in the next session. It’s lovely to be building these kinds of bonds with local people and hear all their memories of the area we live in. I can’t wait for the next one”.

The Sycamore and Popars will be hosting the Memory Café on the last Wednesday of each month up until Christmas in the Poplars Conservatory 1pm-3pm. Please contact the Care Home for more details.

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7 Oct 2015

Charlton Park Care Home in London recently opened their very own beauty salon for residents to spoil themselves in. The salon will not only offer a hairdressing service, but also facilities for a manicure and pedicure whilst you enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits.

The newly decorated salon has gone down a treat with the residents at Charlton Park. The salon allows them to get a new hairdo on their doorstep. They can also opt to have a manicure at the mini nail bar with a choice of many different colours for them to decide from. The room is designed to help the residents pamper themselves if and when they want.

Aileen Nimmo, Regional Business Development Manager, told us “Residents are enjoying all the benefits on offer at the new beauty salon. It has been a real success and we’re so glad to have this facility available at Charlton Park. We’ve had some really positive comments from the residents so far and it’s so nice to see them all be able to pamper themselves”.

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7 Oct 2015

A member of the team at The Grange Care Home in Darlington took part in a local competition in order to raise money. The challenge was called Muddy Mayhem which involved a tricky obstacle course with lots of mud and water to add to the difficulty.

Jay Malik, Personal Activities Leader at The Grange, decided to take on the challenge to raise money for the resident’s activities fund. The obstacle course included nets, pools of water, slides and tunnels, all of which were caked in mud and water to make it that extra tough. Jay completed the course in good time and managed to raise a great amount of money to go towards activities for the residents.

Jay told us “It was a fab day and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The muddy slide was definitely the hardest obstacle – it took me a couple of attempts to make my way up. I’m so grateful for all the sponsors – they will allow me to arrange some great activities for the residents”.

Dolores Pooley, Home Manager expressed how proud she was of Jay and she knows the residents are too. Dolores said “It’s great to see how dedicated our team are to making sure the residents get the best out of The Grange”.

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6 Oct 2015

Eileen Dunlop, Head of Human Resource and Training for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland and Wales, is in the running for the Royal College of Nursing Council elections to become a representative for Northern Ireland. The Royal College of Nursing hold these elections each year to give candidates the chance to ensure members’ voices are heard and have an influence on policy.

Eileen has held various nursing leadership roles for 24 years of her career and is eager to develop further relations within this sector. She told us “As I’m currently Head of Human Resources and Training, I have been instrumental in developing good relations between our organisation and the RCN. I believe that independent sector nurses should have the support of a representative organisation. I am eager to support diversity within nursing and I will take every opportunity to ensure the voice of all nurses is heard”.

For further information on the elections, please visit Royal College of Nursing.

Voting can only be done if you are a nurse member of the Royal College of Nursing.

Nurse members will have received the ballot papers which need to be returned to the Electoral Reform Services by Monday 9th November.

Good luck Eileen, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.

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