Ally McCoist pops into Cardonald Care Home
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Ally McCoist pops into Cardonald Care Home

Many of our homes welcome famous faces through its doors, but one home in particular can boast a whole football team from time to time.

Mary, a resident at Cardonald Care Home in Glasgow worked tirelessly at Glasgow Rangers Football Club for 48 years previously to living in the home. Now from time to time, the football team drop by for a chat and a drink, but there’s one special man in particular who regularly comes to visit Mary.

Michelle Murray, Home Manager, said: “Ally is a very good friend of Mary’s and regularly comes and takes her out for afternoon tea before coming back and sitting in the home for a chat. He’s like an extended member of the family, and it’s nice for everyone in the home because for such a famous man, he’s certainly very humble. I know Mary enjoys spending time with him and the rest of the football team. It’s nice to see that they continue to recognise her for her hard work and dedication, even after she has retired.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Cardonald Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and specialist care.

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26 Mar 2017

Residents at Windsor House Care Home in Cannock have been enjoying a good old walk down memory lane over a pint and a pie in the pub – in the safe confines of the care home.

Sounds odd….well read on.

The home have constructed a reminiscence pod in the shape of a pub, to give residents a change of scenary.

Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “The reminiscence pod has provided a great talking point in the home, and hours of fund with pub games and a place to sit with a lovely drink with music playing in the background. It was the perfect addition for our St Patrick Day celebrations as everyone enjoyed ‘pulling pints’ behind the bar.”

Are you looking for a care home in Cannock? Windsor House offers support for all types of care including dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.

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26 Mar 2017

Mrs Brown, Irish Dancers, Leprechauns and Guinness all helped the residents, relatives and care team at Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Michelle Cushnaghan, Home Manager, explained: “Everyone had a fantastic time celebrating St Patrick’s Day in true Irish style. There was lots of fun with karaoke and dressing up, plus entertainment from dancers and Mrs Brown herself. I’ve never heard so much laughter coming from Cumbrae Lodge before, it was a fantastic atmosphere. Happy St Patrick’s Day from everyone here at the home.”

Are you looking for a care home in Irvine? Cumbrae Lodge offers support for all types of care including nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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26 Mar 2017

Living in a care home doesn’t mean you have to see the same four walls every day.

Residents at Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield made the most of the lovely spring weather as they enjoyed a trip out to a nearby town.

Clare McCourt, Home Manager, said: “For some of our residents the Church has always played an important part in their lives. So they visited All Hallows Church, where they had a look around at the stunning architecture before enjoying a little quiet reflection time. They also paid their respects at the nearby war memorial.

“Another one of our residents enjoyed a trip out to the café in Almondbury for a coffee and a cake. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and liked the change of scenery. Life doesn’t stop just because you live in a care home.”

Are you looking for a care home in Huddersfield? Southfield Court offers support for all types of care including dementia care and end of life/palliative care.

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25 Mar 2017

Taking the time to reminisce on our younger years is a lovely activity for people of all ages. However, as we get older the memories can become even fonder.

Residents at Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield have been doing just that as well as taking part in activities they enjoy to keep their minds active and hearts young.

Christina Halonka, Home Manager, said: “It’s really nice seeing the residents doing things they enjoy. They’re all individuals so to see them engaging in something that lights a fire in their eyes is as a care professional a wonderful sight.”

Each individual in a care home differs from the next. For example, resident Roger who used to work as an engineer enjoys reading books about cars whilst reminiscing about his own motors. Whereas two other residents at the home really enjoy getting crafty and taking part in art club.

“Variety is the spice of life,” explains Christina. “We’d all be boring if we were the same.”

Are you looking for a care home in Huddersfield? Botham Hall offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and respite care.

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