Entries by Tom Newitt

Twin Sisters’ Emotional Reunion At Glasgow Care Home

Tears of joy flowed when twin sisters were reunited at a Glasgow care home after being separated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Twin sisters Janette Millar and Margaret Kerr are together once again after Janette moved into Broomfield Court Care Home. The pair had an emotional reunion after not being able to see each other properly […]

Thetford Care Home Celebrates Award Win

Thetford care home Alexander Court is celebrating after picking up a prestigious award for its service to the local community.  The team and residents at the home were delighted to be nominated in the “Long-standing Business” category of the Thetford Business Awards 2020. Launched in 2019, the Thetford Business Awards celebrate the achievements of local […]

Rochford Care Home Opens Dementia Friendly Garden

Rochford care home Stambridge Meadows has opened a new dementia-friendly garden for its residents to enjoy. Now that the weather is improving, the home’s residents are keen to spend more and more time in the garden, enjoying some fresh air and appreciating the great outdoors. Just in time for the warmer spring days, Stambridge Meadows […]

Atherton Care Home Holds High-Flying VE Day Party

Our Atherton care home held a high-flying celebration for its residents this VE Day. To mark 76 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, the day began with a replay of Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech. Enjoying VE Day themed cakes while watching, the speech brought back memories of the day […]

Taunton Care Home Plants Pandemic Memorial Tree

Taunton-based care home Oake Meadows has decided to plant a memorial tree in the home’s garden, to symbolise regrowth after the pandemic. The last year has been very difficult for many people, and of course, it has been a tough time for our care home staff and residents. The willow tree was gifted to the […]

Hamilton Care Home Residents Enjoy VE Day Street Party

Hamilton care home residents have enjoyed a special street party to celebrate VE Day in true 1940s style. The team at Avonbridge Care Home know how important commemorating VE Day is to many of their residents. Determined to make sure the day was filled with happy and meaningful memories, they went to great lengths to […]

Kings Lynn Care Home Evokes Memories of VE Day

Kings Lynn care home Briar House helped evoke memories of wartime Britain during its VE Day celebrations. Determined to give their residents a day to remember, the team at the home on Losinga Road organised a packed day of 1940s activities, entertainment and food. Using resources from the home’s digital activities platform, Oomph On Demand, […]

Droitwich Care Home Whisks Residents Back to 1945

A Droitwich care home has whisked residents back to May 1945 for its VE Day commemorations. Recreating the sights and sounds of the historic day, the team at Ravenstone Care Home on St Andrews Road organised a memorable celebration for their residents. 76 years to the day, the home was decorated with Union Jack flags, […]

Leigh-on-Sea Care Home Residents Dance For Victory

Residents at Leigh-on-Sea care home Rose Martha Court have marked VE Day 2021 with remembrance, dancing and spam fritters! Wartime memories and experiences often come up in conversation during reminiscence activities at the home on Leigh Road. Residents love singing along to wartime songs and sharing their memories and the team at the home love […]