This Thursday, the 15th of March, marks the start of our arts and crafts friendship group with our friends over at www.facebook.com/AgeUkGateshead. Come along to Eighton Lodge from 1:30pm to showcase your artistic talents, make some new friends, enjoy some company (and cake!)Read More
Wellburn Care are proud to be supporting Nutrition & Hydration Week commencing on 12th March. The aim is to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
As part of this week, our homes are holding a series of activities throughout the week from making smoothies to fruit tasting, to highlight the importance of nutrition and hydration for our residents.
If you have a spare moment, why not pop in and join us?Read More
We're currently in discussions with other care homes across the globe, to partner up and link residents together on Skype. Using the communication platform, we're hoping to twin each of our 14 homes, with another care home somewhere in the world. The hope is to organise Skype video sessions, to enable our residents to communicate with other residents in care homes in countries like Australia, Germany and Scandinavia. Quizzes, activities and group chats are all part of the twinning plan. We'll be bringing you more news on this as it happens.Read More
Our Nightingale Hall Care Home kick started their new partnership with local care home, The Millings in Bedale, with a Creative Minds arts and crafts session. One of our residents, who previously worked as an illustrator, built up her strength after a stroke and taught herself to paint again with her non-dominant hand. Her work was spectacular, creating an amazing fruit illustration with chalk. It was great to meet up with residents from other homes and we can’t wait to see them again with all the exciting things we have planned with the home, so stay tuned…Read More
Our residents at Glenholme House have been enjoying a taster session using a magic table from ToverTafel, which is an interactive sensory device allowing our residents to get fully involved in all different games and activities on another level. The innovative workshop is based around interactive light projections on a table, allowing our residents to get fully involved in different games! Our residents are loving it!Read More
We are very lucky to live right on the doorstep of the Angel of the North and this year is its 20th Anniversary. Our Eighton Lodge home popped over recently to celebrate – happy birthday!Read More
We have formed a very special friendship with Age UK Gateshead at Eighton Lodge. They will be visiting us every fortnight for an arts and crafts group. The group offers residents and those from the community the chance to come and socialise, and we can’t wait for the next session on the 6th of March – why not pop along and join us?Read More
As the country grips itself for the 'beast from the East', the cold snap reminds all of us at Wellburn to stay safe during the coldest weeks of the year. It's so important to look after yourself in the winter, especially if you're older. Doing things such as choosing the right times to go outdoors and wearing the right things, can really help. Our good friends at Age UK have put together a really useful list, full of information and top tips on staying warm when the weather turns super cold. To stay warm and safe, visit their www.ageuk.org.uk for all the latest tips and advice.Read More
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Top 20 Mid-Size Care Home Group 2018 award on carehome.co.uk. Thank you to everybody who reviewed us. To view the results visit https://www.carehome.co.uk/awards/Read More
Mary Isabella Widdrington, who now resides in Ryton Towers, and John William Widdrington married in St Andrew’s Church in Heddon, when they were both 26 years of age after meeting in their teens.
They celebrated their 68th anniversary before John sadly passed away. After John’s death, Mary started to write poems by way of searching for solace and comfort. Her poems are all about John, their lifetime of love and keeping his memory alive. We think they’re beautiful Mary!
From eventide to daybreak
When I’m all alone
How I long for you to come home
But this will not come true
Instead…I’ll find my way to you
You gave me love in the greatest measure
And left me lots of memories to treasure
All my love as always
Our Nightingale Hall home unveiled their latest project lately, working on a pioneering project with new organisation, Sensory Connexions. They are an organisation which organise sensory activity workshops for care home residents, and we’re delighted to say that Nightingale Hall was their first community link workshop in Richmond. The project aimed to bring preschool children together with our residents through art and the senses. Children from Ridgeway Private Day Nursery came along to the home for the morning, and the work shop was a huge success and we have 4 more workshops planned!
Nightingale Hall’s sensory wall was created to bring some life to the corridors for our residents. Our home manager, Mike, commissioned a Muriel to be painted, alongside a fish tanks complete with led lights. Our residents got involved and helped to paint sculpted clay fish in our Creative Mind Art Therapy session held at Nightingale Hall. The wall looks beautiful, and now, we’re just waiting for the real fish to arrive!Read More
A great article in the Sunderland Echo about our You've Been Framed initiative at our home Glenholme House - view the link for further details https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/find-out-what-unique-idea-is-bringing-joy-to-sunderland-care-home-residents-1-8989151Read More
Please see link to find out more about how we are strengthening community partnerships at Nightingale Hall with Sensory Connexions. Children from Ridgeway Private Day Nursery took part in an art session with our residents. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15898294.Art_for_little_ones_____and_older_ones/Read More
Please see the link regarding new research on the links between the positive impact of music on dementia and this is part of the reason why we have Spotify installed in all of our homes and spend time making tailored playlists for our residents. http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/what_would_life_be_without_a_song_or_dance_what_are_weandRead More
Wellburn Care Homes is the first organisation to sign up to ‘There’s Always Time For Tea’ a new campaign created by Age UK Northumberland to tackle loneliness.
Wellburn House in Ovingham is holding a Tea Party on Tuesday 23 January. The care home is inviting the community to join the party to raise funds for the charity but also to promote the home as a friendly place for older people to pop in for a cup of tea or coffee.
Sophie Maccormack from Wellburn Care Homes said: “Here at Wellburn Care Homes, our doors are always open to those who may be lonely and in need of company. We understand the importance of preventing social isolation, and so Age UK Northumberland’s ‘There’s Always Time for Tea’ campaign is welcomed within the vast area of Northumberland.”
Research suggests that there are over 5000 lonely older people in Northumberland. More than 10 percent of older people say they feel very or always lonely, 6% only leave their house once a week or less and many say that their only source of company is the television. This year Age UK Northumberland is campaigning to reduce loneliness in the county through the development of a Friendship Line and befriending services and all of the funds raise from ‘There’s Always Time For Tea’ will go towards the development of a new Friendship Line for the county.
This January – March, build friendships one cup at a time and reach out to thousands of older people in Northumberland. Get involved with Age UK Northumberland’s new campaign, ‘There’s Always Time for Tea’ and invite a neighbour for tea, hold a fundraising Tea Party or host a Tea Dance. Every £5 that you raise will fund a befriending call - this could be the only communication that an older person receives each week!
To get involved and join the fight against loneliness, simply register your Tea Party, Coffee Morning or Tea Dance event with Age UK Northumberland and they will support you with fundraising materials and promotion. To find out more or to register your event, please contact: Rachel.Todd@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk / 01670 784 800Read More
We’ve had a great meeting today at Eighton Lodge with Lola from the Gateshead Older People's Assembly regarding setting up some new exciting activities and groups for the local elderly community http://www.gatesheadopa.org.uk/. Stay tuned for more news….Read More
We've been busy interviewing Sunderland AFC legend, Marco Gabbiadini for the upcoming edition of the Wellburn Post... Don't miss out, make sure you subscribe for your edition now http://www.wellburncare.co.uk/the-wellburn-post/Read More
Please watch the following video to find out more about our ongoing partnership with Grimston Court and Oomph Wellness https://youtu.be/IRaLrGo5p7o or www.oomph-wellness.orgRead More
We are delighted to announce that Eighton Lodge has received a ‘Good’ rating in all aspects of their latest CQC Inspection. To view the full report, please visit www.cqc.org.ukRead More
We have launched our #NewYearNewYou campaign across our social media channels, which aims to highlight how rewarding a career in care can be, and how the New Year is the perfect opportunity for a career change or fresh start. To find out more about a career in care, please visit www.wellburncare.co.uk/careers or our social media page @wellburncare.Read More