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2 Dec 2016

Residents from Kings Reach Care Home in Ramsey celebrated the special event of Hop Tu Naa on 31st October.

The Manx Hop Tu Naa comes from the same roots as Hogmanay in Scotland, and is actually a New Year celebration,” explains Home Manager Jude Garganta. “Unlike the modern Scottish Hogmanay celebration Manx Hop Tu Naa observes the Celtic calendar and celebrates the New Year in October.

“Traditionally this is a time of great celebration as the harvest has been safely gathered and the night are drawing in, which for those who worked by the light of day was considered a great blessing.

Here in the home, we followed tradition as residents dressed up as witches and wizards. We were also joined by some local children who sang the Hop Tu Naa song to us. We also had a quiz and plenty of scary tricks. A great time was had by all.”

Are you looking for a care home in Ramsey? Kings Reach offers support for nursing care.

Christmas-presents

2 Dec 2016

Everyone at Campsie View Care Home in Kirkintilloch is doing their upmost to help the elderly in their local community this Christmas.

Now they need your help.

The home wants to give present to elderly members of the community who are alone during the festive season.

Katy Jenks, Home Manger, explained: “It’s not nice for anyone to be on their own, especially at Christmas time. This is why we want to give gifts to those who are alone at this time.

“We’re taking donations of Christmas bags or present from Secret Santa’s, which will then be distributed in the local community with the help from Certas Advocacy Service and the residents here at Campsie View.”

If you’d like to take part in this Christmas present drive, drop your donation at the home by Tuesday 20th December 2016.

If you’d like more information, contact the home directly.

Howdon-Care-Centre-Wallsend-Rememberance-Day-2016

2 Dec 2016

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we all take a moment to remember those who have fought for Queen and country in many conflicts over the decades.

Residents, relatives and the care team, including Charlie the dog, all marked the two minute silence at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend. The residents took part by either watching the Remembrance Service on TV or attending the in-house service provided by St Mary’s Church.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at the home wore their poppies with pride to mark this iconic day. After the silence we went on to have a trip down memory lane, where residents shared their stories about what they experienced during the war. It really is an eye opener listening to the stories the residents were telling.”

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.

fireworks

1 Dec 2016

Residents, relatives and the care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend celebrate Bonfire Night in their own special way.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Here at Howdon we themed the whole day to make Bonfire/Guy Fawkes more special for the residents. We had hot hot hotdogs, fire roasted potatoes and firey’slaw, which we washed down with some banging Bonfire Brew.

When the sun went down and evening descended, we enjoyed sparklers and lanterns. Everyone had a lovely time, and enjoyed writing their names with the sparklers.”

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.

Cedars-and-Larches-Care-Home-Ilkeston-coffee-shop-opening

1 Dec 2016

Just because you live in a care home, doesn’t mean you should lose your independence.

This was certainly the case for two ladies from The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston, as they attended the grand opening of a new coffee shop in their local community.

Nina Wright, Home Manager, explained: “Here at The Cedars & Larches we believe that by promoting independence, it gives our residents a sense of well-being. The coffee shop invited our residents to its event, and two of our ladies jumped at the chance. They enjoyed a hot drink and a giant muffin. The care workers were so happy seeing the residents happy. Who said living in a care home should be dull and boring.”

Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? Cedars & Larches offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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