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Hill Care Group staff at Macmillan Cancer Walk
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CARE home staff have completed a mighty mixed terrain 26-mile hike across the Peak District to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Six head office staff from the Hill Care Group, based in Chesterfield, took on the Peak District Mighty Hike in pouring rain following a heatwave earlier in the week.

Organised by Macmillan, the walk started at Darley Moor and wandered across the Peak District to reach Bakewell Showground.

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Toddler and elderly resident engaging in activities and joint play
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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 two visiting residents, Joyce Muir, 83, and Moira Hall, 79.

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Care home resident at Cats Cafe
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CARE home residents enjoyed a close encounter with cats at a Sheffield café – bringing back memories of their own kitties.

Several residents living at The Laurels Care Home, on Manchester Road, made a trip into the city centre to visit Tabby Teas Cat Café, on Cemetery Road.

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Dementia friends team at Teesside care home
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DEMENTIA friends gathered at Teesside care home for training to support those with the condition.

Dementia champion and crime prevention officer at Cleveland Police, Peter Ridley facilitated the session at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton on Tees.

There were more than a dozen attendees, including staff from the home, family of residents, members of the Carlton WI and others from the community.

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Pupils with care home staff learning about dementia
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SCHOOL children have been learning about dementia from visiting care home staff who look after those with the condition every day.

Ingleby Care Home activities coordinator Kirsty Walsh and unit manager Cassie McCloskey visited St Thérèse of Lisieux R C Primary School to talk to pupils.

Both the care home and school are based on Lamb Lane, Ingleby Barwick, near Middlesbrough, and have taken part in joint activities previously.

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Care home residents cast their vote in European election
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ELDERLY care home residents have taken to the polling booths to cast their votes in the European election.

Staff at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, wanted to ensure residents could exercise their right in the European election to vote despite their mobility issues.

Those keen to cast their vote were taken to their nearest polling station in wheelchairs by their carers.

Resident Sheila Colburn was among them. She said: “I couldn’t thank the staff enough for taking me to vote.

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Hill Care residents at a Vintage Motor Show
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VINTAGE cars from the 1920s to 1950s paraded around a Bakewell care home as part of National Care Home Open Day.

The classic vehicles were on display at Burton Closes Hall Care Home, on Haddon Road, with an open invitation to visitors.

The show involved almost 20 cars, all belonging to members of The Old Motor Club, including a 1929 Rolls Royce and a 1933 Austin Light 12-4 Harley. 

They also brought along an Austin 7, Ford Consul, Ford Prefect, Wolseley, Austin 10 and more.

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Staff and resident at International Nurses Day
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NURSES past and present were honoured at a North East care home for International Nurses Day.

Staff and former nurses who now live at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, Blyth, Northumberland, were recognised for their hard work throughout their careers.

Resident Elsie Scattergood was a mental health nurse in Aberdeen. She said: “I loved being a nurse and worked really hard.”

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Cupcake stall raises funds to support those with cancer
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A CUPCAKE sale at University Hospital of North Tees has generated £120 to support those with cancer. 

Staff at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, in Peterlee, organised the sale to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Family and friends celebrated the 101st birthday of former church volunteer and school pianist Florence Chettle.

Her birthday was marked with a party at Barnfield Care Home, in Chesterfield, where she has lived since March 2018.
Florence was joined by three generations of her family for the day, when she was presented with two specially made cakes, cards and gifts.

She has three children, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren who live in Canada, America and Australia, as well as the UK.

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Residents on sponsored walk for dementia friendly sensory garden
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RESIDENTS and staff have raised hundreds of pounds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at their care home.

A 3.5-mile sponsored walk around Carr Ellison Park, in Hebburn, near Newcastle, generated more than £280 in sponsorship.

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Elderly residents visiting a school to see Egg-cellent Easter display
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AN EGGSTRA special invitation was sent to care home residents for a Runcorn school’s Easter assembly.

Residents from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue, were invited to view the school’s display of hand decorated Easter eggs.

They had been created by pupils aged five to ten years old at The Grange Academy, on Latham Avenue, for a school competition.

The school invited the elderly residents to visit following the care home’s appeal for Easter eggs.

More than a dozen of the chocolate treats were presented to residents at the assembly.

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Kathleen celebrating her 102nd birthday
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CENTENARIAN Kathleen Cattermole has celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends at her care home in Derbyshire.

A party was held at Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre.

She received cards, flowers and a homemade birthday cake as well as eight cupcakes decorated to spell her name. 

After the birthday bash, she said: “I feel good about reaching 102 years young.”

Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen lived on Cranmer Street, before meeting her future husband at her aunt’s wedding, where she was a bridesmaid.

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Hill Care Group Huddersfield Team Photo
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A CELEBRATION evening was held to thank businesses across Huddersfield for providing volunteering opportunities to hundreds of teenagers.

Over 590 young people were involved in the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in 2018.
They worked on 48 social action projects around the city and helped fundraise more than £26,500 for the activities and work they carried out.

One of those projects was transforming the garden at Thornhill Care Home, on Thornhill Road.

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Care home’s seaside appeal for resident Eddie’s 85th birthday
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AN APPEAL has been issued to give an elderly care home resident a seaside birthday party – despite being almost 70 miles from the nearest coastal town.

Staff at Aden Lodge Care Home, in Clayton West, near Huddersfield, are hoping to fulfil resident Edward “Eddie” Case’s 85thbirthday wish.

Unfortunately, Eddie is not able to travel to the coast, so the home is planning on bringing the coast to Eddie.

Staff will be creating an indoor beach for the day, complete with sandcastle making, volleyball and other beach games, mocktails and more.

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