We’d like to say a huge thank you to Cathy Smith, who has worked at our Whorlton Grange home for 25 years. Thank you for your exceptional commitment to our residents, team and the company. It is truly appreciated!
Our friends from the Forest of Galtres School visited our St Catherine’s home this morning, for their second Sensory Connexions workshop. It was absolutely amazing to see how the children interacted with our residents, and the smiles said it all! One of the highlights of the session however, was Henry, making a wind-chime for his new friend and our lovely resident, Derek!
We’d like to say a huge Happy Birthday to the lovely Annie, who lives at our Craghall home. Today is her 102nd Birthday, what an achievement!
Residents from our Glenholme House home have had a fantastic time bowling tonight! It’s so much fun being able to take our residents places like the bowling alley- we think this photo sums up our residents night perfectly!
Residents, staff, families and the local community around our Garden House home, all came together today to celebrate Silver Sunday. Silver Sunday is a national day, when the nation is asked to pause and think about older people and celebrate their contribution to society. We’d like to say a huge well done to our fantastic activities coordinator, Louise, for planning their community tea dance and bringing together people of all ages, for a day of celebration!
We’d like to say a HUGE well done to our amazing residents, staff, families and friends who walked the Alzheimer’s Society, Memory Walk, today. They also managed to raise over £250 in the process! We’re so proud of you all!
The very worthy winners of September’s wOw awards have now been announced! The wOw award allows each of our home managers to recognize staff who have gone above and beyond in their role. Well done to this months winners, extremely well deserved!
Paul Stevenson, is an award-winning photographer, who lives local to our Garden House home, in Berwick upon Tweed. At the age of 46, Paul developed late onset, full-blown Tourette’s syndrome. He works extremely hard to educate and raise awareness of the condition. Rachel Beckett, our Chairman, is full of admiration for Paul and all of the work that he does to raise awareness around the taboo of Tourette’s, and so we were delighted to help Paul with Tourette’s Action once again. When you look at Paul’s story, you can’t help but admire his talent and his bravery. He is a true inspiration that we are truly happy to support!
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Residents from our Craghall home are really interested in other places towns, cities, and countries. Many of them aren't originally from Newcastle and some have done some extensive travelling. So, our fantastic activities coordinator, Nicola, decided to sign our residents up to a postcard pen pal scheme! Other homes involved in the scheme are from Scotland, Isle of Wight, Yorkshire, Dorset, Canada, America and Australia. The idea behind the scheme is to open up the world to our residents, and our residents are loving it!
Residents from our Rosevale home were in for a treat today, as local man, Mick Seward organised for a group of vintage motorbikes to come to the home for the day! Mick is a local guy who races bikes and trains others to do the same. He had a great time chatting to our residents about the bikes they used to ride! One of our residents, Kay, used to have a Lambretta and she absolutely loved the whole day! Such a great experience for our residents!
Staff and residents from our Heatherdale home raised a fantastic £196 today at their community coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support! Today marks the beginning of all of our homes hosting their own coffee mornings, why not come along and help us support such a fantastic charity?
Husband and Wife, John and Pat, have always mentioned to staff at our Wellburn House Home that they would like to go back to St Abbs in Scotland, as they used to holiday here when they were bringing up their family. Today, they managed to achieve this goal and have had a wonderful day out at St Abbs, with their son and their granddaughter. We're so glad that we were able to make this goal happen for John and Pat!
Now it’s September, our Sensory Connexions workshops are back in full swing with local nursery and school children. Children from The Willows Montessori Nursery joined their friends at Ryton Towers today for a morning of art, music and team work. Seeing the children interacting with our residents is just magical!
We’re really proud to introduce our latest renovation project, The Pantry, which is now complete at our Ryton Towers Care Home! The Pantry has revolutionized meal times, making a 'heart of the home' dining experience for our residents! Why not come and see it for yourself today?
Today marks the end of an era for Billy Lowes, who begins his retirement from today. Billy started working at Nightingale Hall in 1991, and his hard work and dedication to Wellburn is truly appreciated. Thank you so much Billy, you will be sorely missed. Happy Retirement!
Today was a truly special day for Violet Buchan, who has lived at our Ryton Towers Home for almost 7 years, as she celebrated her 100th birthday! Such a special event calls for special celebrations and Violet started celebrating her birthday on Sunday with a buffet party with her family, a visit and flowers from the Lord Mayoress of Gateshead and today, on her actual birthday, the grand finale with a telegram from The Queen! We hope you had a wonderful day Violet!
We’d like to say a huge Happy Diamond Anniversary to Audrey and Alan from our Nightingale Hall Home. 60 years married- what a fantastic achievement!
Our third, annual Forever Young Music Festival was once again, a huge success! We would like to thank everyone who came along to Grimston Court today, to help us raise money for St Leonard’s Hospice and Age UK York- we managed to raise a phenomenal £6500!
The winners of August’s wOw awards have now been announced! Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you for going above and beyond the expectations of your role. We hope you all enjoy your vouchers!