Lottery grant to improve wellbeing of Teesside elderly

Ingleby Care Home residents are among those benefitting from the lottery grant, won by Billingham based social enterprise Nouveau Wellbeing. Specialist practitioners from the dance and fitness firm have been visiting the home to put the residents through their paces. One of those was Emma Bryan, a Teesside University dance Read the full article…

National Lottery funding for dementia charity

Award-winning dementia charity, Dementia Adventure has received nearly half a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund. Dementia Adventure offers short breaks and holidays, training, support and research to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. They help people living with dementia get outdoors and retain a Read the full article…

Northamptonshire group begins interaction dance project

A local dance group whose shows focus on interaction will be bringing its innovative performances to care homes in Northamptonshire. Wriggle Dance Theatre’s latest project, funded by Northamptonshire community foundation’s Compton Fund and in partnership with Shaw healthcare and St Crispin’s Retirement Village, will see eight community volunteers, from 9 Read the full article…

Dementia sufferers benefit from animal visits

Therapy dog Dylan has brought a smile to the face of former Basset hound and Labrador breeder. Marlene aged 78, used to show dogs at Crufts. She met therapy dog Dylan along with her fellow residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil. Marlene, who has dementia, enjoyed spending time with the Read the full article…

Avery raises money to fund dementia research

Avery Healthcare Group were delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society from their ‘Forget Me Not’ events on 20th May. The cheque which will go to fund dementia research was presented at Avery’s flagship, Kingsmere Retirement Home in Wimbledon. All 48 Avery home locations were a Read the full article…

Digital technology project helps residents stay connected

A new project using digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool residents’. The £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund paid for a year-long project at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road. The money was used to purchase tablet computers and pay for tutors to teach the residents how to Read the full article…

Care in Bloom competition at Ruckland Court

Residents and staff at Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln have been taking part in Country Court Care in Bloom, a companywide gardening competition to encourage residents to get involved in gardening projects at their care homes. The garden looked spectacular in the sunshine and residents were joined by Cllr Read the full article…