Sherwood House river cruise
Care home residents enjoy river cruise

Posted on 23 August 2017

Residents at our Sherwood House care home in Nottinghamshire took a trip along the River Trent last Thursday, 17 August. They boarded the Nottingham Crusader at Colwick Country Park for a three-hour cruise which included afternoon tea, refreshments and, activities coordinator Lianne said, “the biggest cream cakes you have ever seen!” Resident Sheila said: “It was…

A cup of coffee with a smiley face on it
Coffee mornings in Woking

Posted on 21 August 2017

Date: Every last Thursday of the month Time: 11am to 12 noon Venue: The Smiles Café, Bernard Sunley Nursing Home, College Road GU22 8BT The local community are welcome to attend our monthly coffee mornings in The Smiles Café. Come and meet our residents and staff over a cup of coffee (or tea) and a…

Steve Maynard with his mum
Long read: West Ham, mum and me

Posted on 21 August 2017

Steve Maynard was one of the first to take part in Any Old Irons, part of our Football Friends programme. Here he talks from the heart about his lifelong love of West Ham, the impact of caring for his late mum after her dementia diagnosis, and what the programme has brought to his life. “Mum…

Group of older people sitting at the garden table
Copford care home invites local community to summer fete

Posted on 21 August 2017

Date: Saturday 9 September 2017 Time: 1pm to 4pm Venue: New Copford Place, London Road, Copford, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1YR Staff, volunteers and residents at our New Copford Place care home will be welcoming guests to join them for a barbeque, live music, bric a brac stalls and fun and games including tombola, splat the…

Eileen Wade with Football Friends on her road to recovery
My Football Friends journey: A road to recovery

Posted on 16 August 2017

Eileen Wade, 70, took part in our very first series of Any Old Irons meetings. She chatted to us recently about the important role it played in her recovery after a breakdown, and why it has inspired her to become a volunteer. “Three years ago I was living with overpowering anxiety and depression after separating…