For the third year running, FSHC will be throwing open its doors when it takes part in this year's Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June.
Care Assistant, Annette Hudson from Longfield Care Home in Eglington, Londonderry was recently out socially at The Strand Hotel in Donegal when she was called upon to use her first aid training to help resuscitate a member of the public.
A Beech Tree House resident recently celebrated her 104th birthday in style with a party. Mary Sellars was born in Laxton and was one of 11 children. She spent 45 years working as a Housekeeper for the Empson family at Yokefleet Hall and moved to Gilberdyke to live in a bungalow when she retired. In January 2012, she went to live at Beech Tree House in Goole and she now spends her days cutting pictures out of magazine. She is very sociable and is happiest when sitting with friends.
Ex-servicemen recently lined up at the Goole Cenotaph to lay their respective wreaths in memory of the fallen servicemen who gave their lives in conflicts around the world. Amongst them was 94-year-old Edgar Sheppard from Beech Tree House Care Home who fought for Great Britain during World War II in Burma. Edgar was part of the British Army and fought the Japanese army in Burma from 1941 until 1945, which was the longest continuous campaign and one of the bloodiest during World War II.
Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead was recently awarded a £5,000 bursary to provide yoga and meditation programme for residents. After having “taster” sessions of the popular exercise, Marlborough Court has introduced an 18 month-long yoga programme, which will focus on teaching relaxing techniques that are suitable for older people and for those living with dementia. These weekly classes will see people enjoy meditation, controlled breathing and other gentle yoga techniques. The exercise’s health benefits are well-known, and will help people sleep better and retain their fitness, whilst remaining as supple and mobile as possible.