Entries by Tom Newitt

Care Home in Droitwich Receives Christmas Cards from Local Children

Ravenstone Care Home residents in Droitwich were thrilled to receive beautifully decorated Christmas cards from local children in the run-up to Christmas.  At a time when digital capabilities are changing how we communicate with one another, our residents love to receive handwritten cards and letters. Thanks to its location in Droitwich town centre, Ravenstone has […]

Scunthorpe Care Home Residents Bake Festive Treats

Residents at Scunthorpe-based St Mary’s Care Home have risen to a festive baking challenge! Not content with just eating Christmas treats, residents at the care home on Speedwell Crescent decided to have a go at making their own gingerbread biscuits. Although the first round ended up looking more like gingerbread buns, by the second, they […]

East Kilbride Care Home Residents Become Festive Star Bakers

The residents of East Kilbride’s Kingsgate Care Home have been getting creative with Christmas cakes. Kingsgate is home to some keen bakers, who regularly enjoy taking part in activities fit for the Great British Bake Off marquee! Having made their Christmas cakes in a previous activity session, residents were delighted to turn them into fully-decorated […]

Atherton Care Home Residents Enjoy Visit From Santa

The residents of Atherton-based care home The Chanters can confirm that miracles can happen, even in 2020! The residents and team at the care home on Tyldesley Old Road were lucky enough to receive a visit from Father Christmas during the festive period. He turned up on his reindeer-led sleigh and took time to wish […]

Droitwich Care Home Brings Remembrance Commemoration to Residents

Even though Remembrance Day celebrations were different this year, Droitwich-based care home Ravenstone ensured residents could still commemorate. Paying respects to those who fought for our country, and those that continue to serve in the Armed Forces. Ravenstone resident John Tarleton received a memorial wreath from his military regiment to ensure he could continue take […]

Ellesmere Port Care Home Resident Knits for Veterans

Although Remembrance Day celebrations were slightly different this year, Ellesmere Port-based care home Whitby House ensured residents and staff were able to continue a fundraising tradition.  With visiting restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the home on Pooltown Road wasn’t able to receive its usual supply of poppies to sell on behalf of […]

Fareham Care Home Resident Celebrates 105 Years

A resident at Fareham-based care home Cams Ridge has received a heartwarming amount of birthday cards thanks to a social media appeal. Ivy Kingswell, a resident of the home on Charlemont Drive, recently turned 105. To help her celebrate during visiting restrictions, her family took to social media to ask kind-hearted members of the public […]

A Virtual Christmas Party at Badgers Wood

The residents of Drayton-based care home Badgers Wood have turned to technology to ensure a Christmas tradition could still go ahead this year. Under normal circumstances, residents would be joined by their relatives for a pre-Christmas get-together. With that not possible this year, the team at the home decided to organise a Christmas party for […]

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Larchwood Life Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2020 Edition

With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to take the time to share some news from Larchwood Care Homes across the United Kingdom.  Following another difficult few months of varying visiting restrictions across all of our homes, we are proud to say that our teams have continued to ensure our residents are well cared […]

New Tredegar Care Home Hosts 105th Birthday Celebrations

A resident at White Rose Care Home in New Tredegar was treated to an afternoon of tea and cake by the home on White Rose Way as part of her 105th birthday celebrations in September. Nellie Dando enjoyed a party planned by the staff at White Rose care home, where she celebrated her special day […]