Join Howdon Care Centre for a coffee and a natter
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Join Howdon Care Centre for a coffee and a natter

Do you want to find out more about what it’s like living with dementia? The care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend open their doors every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30pm and 4pm where people can come and find out more about dementia.

You can speak to lots of different people, read some of the information from the dementia library and talk through the options about things that can be done to improve your loved ones quality of life.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Everyone is welcome to come to our coffee and natter afternoons. There are people willing to listen and talk to you about the situation you’re in so you don’t have to go through it on your own. Please feel free to pop in one day for a chat.”

To find out more information about the café or what’s going on in the home, contact Jade Richardson, the Personal Activities Lead on 0191 2639436.

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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.


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.


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.


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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