Our care news
4 Dec 2016
A special card landed on the mat at Amethyst House Care Home in Doncaster on 15th November as one of their residents celebrated turning 100!
4 Dec 2016
A beetle drive came to Kings Reach Care Home in Ramsey recently which saw residents, relatives, the care team and local community fund raise for Ramsey Grammar School.
Jude Garganta, Home Manager, said: “Everyone who took part in the beetle drive said how much fun they had and the hoped to do it again. The residents got a little bit competitive as they wanted to be the first to draw their beetles and get the highest score. It may be something we look into just to play for fun here in the home.”
A Beetle Drive is based on the children’s game Beetle, where people roll a dice in the hopes of drawing a beetle based on the number they get. Each number corresponds to a body part and players must roll a 6 (to draw a body) before they can begin to build their beetle.
3 Dec 2016
Residents at Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough have taken part in Operation Christmas Child, which has seen them fill 10 shoe boxes with presents.
Naomi Graham, Home Manager, said: “The residents wanted to do something special this Christmas. So they decided to take part in Operation Christmas Child which saw them knitting scarves and putting other goodies in show boxes for children who probably won’t receive a gift from Santa this year. Everyone got into the Christmas spirit which was nice to see.”
3 Dec 2016
Residents at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham had the pleasure of welcoming musical act ‘The Silver Liners’ into their home.
The band consists of 8 ukulele players who came along for an afternoon of music, song and ‘remember when’.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a fantastic time. The band started with a warm up including ‘Hello Mary Lou’ and ‘By the Light of the Silvery Moon’. They then played some foot tapping Geordie songs including ‘Dance to your Daddy’ and ‘Blaydon Races’, then off we went on a ‘Bicycle made for Two’ with ‘You are my Sunshine’ and ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ too.
“Then things got competitive as we held a battle of the groups, with ‘It’s a long way to Tiparairee’ versus ‘Pack up you troubles’. We’re not too sure who won but everyone loved it. No ukulele event would be complete without a George Formby medley.
“It was one of those experiences that you’ll cherish forever!”
3 Dec 2016
The team and residents at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend have begun their Christmas cake preparation ready for the big day!
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “We’ve started prepping the fruit for our ‘stir it up’ Sunday which is when we bake it. The cake will then be available to buy at our Christmas Market on 19th December 2016. We can’t wait for the festivities to begin or more importantly the tasters to be given out!”
When they haven’t been preparing the fruit, the home have been introducing Charlie, the West Highland Terrier, also known as ‘little fella’ to the residents.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, added: “Charlie really does bring a lot of happiness to our residents with their daily dose of pet therapy and lots of cuddles. It is true what they say, ‘ a dog is a man’s best friend’.”
Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care, intermediate care and day care.