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Resident has Christmas cards down to a fine art
December 2014 | Resident has Christmas cards down to a fine art
PATRICIA Lawton's painting of a polar bear standing in the snow has been chosen by national care provider Barchester Healthcare to appear on their Christmas card this year. 
The resident at Westlake House Care Home in Horsham is well known for her artistic talent, and one of her paintings has pride of place in the home's dining room.  
She was a joint winner of the company's Christmas card competition last year, and her design showed such talent that she was asked to design this year's card as well. 
It will be used by Barchester's care homes, of which there are over 200, and will help to raise money for Barchester's Charitable Foundation.
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Home opens its doors for Christmas bonanza event
December 2014 | Home opens its doors for Christmas bonanza event
RESIDENTS at a Hartlepool care home tuned in their singing voices and stepped into the festive spirit as they opened their doors for a Christmas bonanza event.  
Queens Meadow welcomed the friends and family of residents and members of the local community to join them for an afternoon full of activities from the merriment of the carol service to the moving release of commemorative balloons. 
The homes were joined by Oxford Road Baptist Church Choir who offered a Christmas carol performance, accompanied by music from the Dignity Organ provided by Mason and Martin. 
Drinks and refreshments, included mulled wine and mince pies, were also served, before the poignant balloons release by residents, staff, family and friends to remember loved ones who have been lost during the past year. 
Donations made will go to the residents' fund, which is used to organise day trips and activities for residents at Queens Meadow.
Charity celebrates festive season with church service
December 2014 | Charity celebrates festive season with church service
THE Abbeyfield Kent Society, a charity that provides housing and care for older people across the county, celebrated Christmas with a seasonal church service and lantern parade.  
The Society's lantern parade takes place each December at the picturesque Friars in Aylesford and provides residents of Abbeyfield Kent homes with an opportunity to attend a seasonal service with their close friends, family, staff and contacts of the Society. 
Each year, the festive celebration sees the community of Kent coming together to celebrate Christmas with a seasonal church service, followed by a candlelit parade around the scenic grounds as the sun sets. 
After the collective parade, guests were invited to warm up and indulge in a mince pie and hot drink in the tearoom, whilst they socialised with other guests and chatted about the event. 
Gravesend's Riverview Junior School choir sung a range of upbeat and seasonal carols throughout the service and one pupil presented a reading of the Christmas Story.
Care team support start of Christmas lights switch-on
December 2014 | Care team support start of Christmas lights switch-on
THE Caremark (Pulborough) team supported the start of their local Christmas lights switch-on, heralding the start of the festive season in Storrington village. 
Caremark again sponsored the local school's competition for the best design of the 2014 Christmas light. Pupils from the local primary school each year enter a competition to design the light they would most like to see lit up in the High Street. 
This year's winner was Chester Fawkes, a pupil in Year Two, whose colourful design of a Christmas stocking caught the eye of the judges. 
Presenting Chester with a framed picture of his design, together with his prize was Caremark Limited's CEO, Kevin Lewis. Congratulating him on his winning design, Kevin helped Chester and the crowd count down the seconds before Chester pressed the button to turn on the Christmas lights. 
Chester Fawkes is pictured with his parents Alayne and Ben and Kevin Lewis, Caremark CEO.
Care home's Christmas fayre benefits the Alzheimer's Association
December 2014 | Care home's Christmas fayre benefits the Alzheimer's Association
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Bondcare invests in North East care homes
December 2014 | Bondcare invests in North East care homes
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Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
December 2014 | Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
A NEW retirement living development has been officially opened in Market Harborough by Methodist Homes. 
Rev Alison Tomlin, who lives in the town, cut the ribbon of Welland Place, one of the newest services from MHA. 
Welland Place has 100 one and two bedroom apartments for people over 60, with individualised care and on site support available 24 hours a day and options for sale, rent or shared ownership. Facilities for residents include a gym, spa, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 
Residents and local supporters were welcomed by MHA Board Member Norman Mann, followed by a thanksgiving service with contributions from residents and the local Methodist Church.  
Manager Richard Haddon said: "We offer privacy and independence with total peace of mind, the best of both worlds, in a community of like-minded friends and neighbours. Several people have already become firm friends and the new community is growing and evolving all the time." 
MHA also offers residential and dementia care at Aigburth care home in Oadby, Leicester.
December 2014 | Home approved despite residents' opposition
December 2014 | Karim adds Valley Lodge to his portfolio
HEALTHCARE operator Karim Rajan has completed the acquisition of Valley Lodge care home in Chandlers Ford thanks to loan facilities from The Royal Bank of Scotland 
He plans to increase the facilities at the 30-bed specialist dementia facility by extending the existing property as well as undertaking a full refurbishment which will provide a better living environment for its current residents.  
The work on the extension, which will take the registration up to 43, is expected to commence in September and will be carried out sensitively to ensure there is as little disruption as possible. 
Other homes in Karim's portfolio include Grasmere Nursing Home in Worthing, West Sussex and Shangria-la Care Home in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.