A Slow Boat to China
The Art Club at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham took on the challenge of painting the willow pattern, of a young couple who fell in love.
With a large range of willow patterns to choose from, pots, plates, coasters and a chopping board, everyone set to work on their masterpieces. Some chose a specific part of the story to paint while others decided to paint it all.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “We found that there are a few variations of the story the plates depicted. But between us we made up our own story and decided it to be the true story of the willow pattern plate, according to us!
“Art Club is open to everyone to join, residents, family and friends. We have a few art lovers who like to come along not to paint, but for a good chatter, music and a cup of tea and cake.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
26 Jun 2017
Residents from Morecambe Bay Care Home in Broadway, Morecambe and students from a nearby school have been bridging the gap between the generations finding out how the golden days compare to the here and now.
The residents enjoyed spending time getting to know the students. To both generations surprise they had quite a bit in common. The music may have changed but some of the fashions have done a full 360 and are enjoyed by both young and old alike. They even created the Morecambe Bay Art Club which will produce artwork that can be showcased across the home.
Are you looking for a care home in Morecambe? Morecambe Bay offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative care.
26 Jun 2017
Are you in Eglinton on Saturday 15th July? If the answer is yes, pop down to Longfield Care Home who is holding a family fun day complete with a child friendly farm and (fingers crossed for the weather) a BBQ.
Louise McClusky, Home Manager, said: “There will be lots of things for people to get involved in. Come on down and see for yourself. The fun starts at 2pm. I look forward to seeing you all there.”
25 Jun 2017
Two team members from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow went the whole hog as they took part in Tougher Mudder, with the aim of raising money for the residents’ fund.
Senior Nurse Care Assistant Kellie Meharry and Carer Debbie Harris pushed their bodies to the limit as they went up against various different obstacles.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “I’m really proud of Kellie and Debbie, they did a fantastic job, and were still smiling at the end of the course. Their hard work paid off and the pair managed to raise £250 which will go towards providing special experiences for the residents. Well done again ladies. You both deserve a nice hot soak in the bath.”
25 Jun 2017
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend came together for a joint celebration as they marked two very special people’s birthdays.
The first birthday was Her Majesty the Queen, although a more important one had to be care assistant Kate turning 21.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “We decorated the home and created a Royal Throne for Kate to sit on. We also surprised her by presenting her with a throne and cape so she could be Howdon’s very own Queen for the day. We all celebrated with a lovely royal themed cream tea.”