Care homes invited to take part in annual ‘road’ cycling event

Care homes are encouraged to take part in the Road Worlds for Seniors 2019 cycling event

Motitech, the Norwegian startup motivating older people and those with dementia in care homes to engage in more physical activity, has announced its partnership with British Cycling and Sport England. The partnership will support Motitech in delivering opportunities for older people to remain active through cycling. This includes the Road Worlds for Seniors 2019 cycling […]

Social group for the elderly aims to tackle isolation

Elderly lady at social community group

TACKLING isolation is the aim of a new community group for elderly people living in Pelton and the surrounding area. The Hawthorn Project & Eat With Me initiative is a drop in social group to support elderly members of the community, their families, carers and friends. It aims to tackle social isolation and improve the […]

Toddlers and elderly both benefit from joint play


TEESSIDE toddlers and elderly care home residents are taking part in mutually beneficial intergenerational sessions. Drawing, dancing, singing and chatting brought together the youngsters at Busy Bees Nursery, in Thornaby, with residents from Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick. The youngsters, aged three and four years old, gave a warm welcome to the care home’s […]

Horticultural therapy for the elderly

Deep root planter for horticultural therapy

Horticultural therapy as a trend is rising, not only amongst the elderly, but across the nation, as mental health stigmas are reduced. In this context however, we will be looking at what this type of therapy is and how it can be beneficial for those looking to get a bit greener with their fingers.  What is […]

Tai chi sessions for North Yorkshire care home residents

Hazelgrove Court Care Home residents Susan Turner and Pat Keleher take part in a Rainbow Tai Chi session

TAI CHI sessions are being piloted at a North Yorkshire care home, Hazelgrove Care Home, to help residents with their mobility and stress levels. The ancient Chinese martial art is now being practiced at Hazelgrove Care Home, on Randolph Street, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Specialist sessions are being run for the elderly residents by facilitator Allison O’Neill, […]

Portsmouth care home residents dance with Golden Toes

care home activities - Portsmouth care home Hartford Court welcomes dance company Golden Toes to provide seated dance classes for the residents.

Portsmouth care home Hartford Court welcomes dance company Golden Toes to provide seated dance classes for the residents.  The summer sessions include simple choreography influenced by different dance styles such as samba, flamenco and salsa to bring sparkle and joy through dance and music. The benefits of the sessions are numerous:  The sessions are taught […]

Powerful and classic cover songs, ideal for private events and public venues.

Powerful and classic cover songs, ideal for private events and public venues.

My name is Alexandra, I would like to offer my services as a singer. I am a trained therapist to diploma level with a deep appreciation and imagination for arts and crafts. Before my diploma I studied Health and Social Care and ran an activities job full time. I have a professional trained voice and a comprehensive knowledge of […]

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