It is well known that being outdoors in the fresh air and sunlight, among plants and trees, is hugely beneficial. On a summer’s day, a beautiful English country garden is a special place to be, with a lush, green lawn surrounded by borders filled with highly scented roses, abuzz with bees and butterflies and a…Read More
Down Memory Lane We Amble....
Bringing Our Residents' Stories to Life Through Reminiscences
The Power of Reminiscence
Life Stories is our commitment to explore in more detail the lives and memories of our residents. Reminiscence is an important part of our daily activities and so we have set about trying to capture, through interview, some of our residents stories.
We have quickly learnt that everyone has a story to tell and that both the storyteller and the audience have much to gain from the experience.
The past is not another country nor gone. It’s in our homes right now waiting to be heard. We’re giving it a voice.
Our Interview Archive
We are proud to announce that Newcross Care Home in Wolverhampton has achieved a perfect 10 review score on Carehome.co.uk for April 2021, an incredible achievement. The reviews showcase the support, care and dedication that our staff deliver to our residents every day. Newcross Home Manager, Jenna Hughes, who was extremely delighted with the review…Read More
The final blog in Spotlight Week is how to turn your favourite fruit pies into cutlery-free delights, that can be easily enjoyed by hand. Recipe: 2 medium apples 1 tbsp caster sugar 2 tbsp water 100g berries For the base: 85g butter 115g light brown sugar (optional or reduce to half) 1 egg 115g…Read More
Thanks to the wonderful staff at Bourn View Care Home in Birmingham, resident Kenneth reunited with his wife Betty after she surprised him by moving into the care home. The couple, who have been married for 71 years, had recently been required to separate due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Kenneth moved into Bourn View five…Read More
John Dunbabin is a resident at Milton Court Care Home in Milton Keynes and had an incredible career with a globally famous luxury car maker, Aston Martin. A highly skilled craftsman, his talent gave him an amazing journey through the motor industry, having his name on Aston Martin engine plaques all over the world and meeting such people as the Queen,…Read More
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” It’s not every day you meet your best friend from 70 years ago, but our residents are full of surprises. Eileen Gill came into Crispin Court Care Home for a short respite stay in January. Whilst here, she thought she recognised…Read More
Our residents are incredibly generous, caring and charitable people. In particular, Eric Frost and his late wife Doreen have shown their commitment and dedication to preserving history and caring for others. Being pivotal members in the charitable National Adult School Organisation (NASO), a custom-made box to house an important historical folio has been presented in Doreen’s name to the fabulous new archive…Read More
In a further instalment Robert Richardson from the north-east recounts aspects of what has been a fascinating life. As part of our continuing resident storytelling archive, Robert talks about his passion for model boat building.Read More
Robert Richardson, originally from the North East, agreed to have a chat with us about his full and fascinating life. In the end we got so much from the interview we had to divide it up into 3 parts. Thank you Robert, your life story is that of someone who has very much ploughed their…Read More
At a bit of loss as to what to do next and looking for an elusive vocation after the second world war, Graham Horton decided to answer the call for RAF bandsmen. The rest is history as they say and with 37 years service in the RAF behind him, Graham has seen much of the…Read More