New Year’s Resolution benefits residents at Warrior Park
As Big Ben’s chimes welcomed in New Year, many of us were thinking about resolutions we’d start and attempt to maintain throughout 2017.
Whilst many of us were just starting 2017, Gail Starling, Home Manager at Warrior Park Care Home in Hartlepool, and her family were up and about, beginning their resolutions of starting the year on the healthy foot.
Gail Starling, explained: “The Starling family went out on a staggering 15.8 mile walk to welcome in the new year. Although it was all good fun for us, we also wanted to make a difference to the lives of the residents in Warrior Park. So we asked for sponsorship to help us complete the challenge.
“Thanks to everyone’s kind donations we raised £200 which we can use at the home to provide special experiences for the residents on a day to day basis. When I went back into the home and broke the good news, the residents were so excited that they eagerly started talking about how to spend the money.”
Everyone at Four Seasons Health Care strives to provide special experiences for the residents in their care on a daily basis. These experiences can vary depending on the wants and wishes of each individual resident. No matter what it is, as long as we make a difference to residents' lives.
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.”
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.”
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.”