August 10 2018
Ambleside invited local people to step right up and experience its very own circus.
August 10 2018
Residents at Sandfields were delighted to spend the day exploring all Cheltenham Racecourse has to offer – including getting up close with some four-legged friends.
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) provide sensory experiences with horses and ponies, and the special day trip saw residents enjoy a sensory walk alongside the ponies. Residents then spent time at a beach area, as well as mucking in with the gardening and petting the PAT (Pets as Therapy) dogs.
Vera Ford, a 100-year-old resident at Sandfields, said: “It was a wonderful day with so much to do, it reminded me of being back on the farm I grew up on. The ponies were lovely and calm, it was fantastic to be up close with the kind of animals I looked after in my youth.”
Dorothy Pye, Care UK manager, at Sandfields, said: “The RDA helped us to organise a truly memorable day, it was lovely to give the residents the opportunity to interact with the gentle creatures.
“Being in the company of animals and engaging with them has proven mental and physical benefits – particularly for those living with dementia – and it was great to see first-hand the impact simple activities like this can have on the wellbeing and happiness of older people.”
August 9 2018
A £5.8 million Whitstable care home has marked its latest construction milestone with the help of a special guest.
August 2 2018
St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre’s hospital director is giving advice on what to pack to ensure you stay well and have fun on holiday, wherever you are.