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  • Resident’s delight as hairdresser returns

    Resident’s delight as hairdresser returns

    Like most of us, our resident’s at Holy Cross Nursing Home have been counting down the days for the return of their much-loved hairdresser, Margaret. And Margaret certainly didn’t disappoint, there were smiles all around as residents enjoyed a pamper and a good catch up in the salon. We think …Read More »
  • Thoughtful staff bring spring indoors

    Thoughtful staff bring spring indoors

    When freezing temperatures put paid to hopes of our Holy Cross residents being able to pop out to see the home’s spring garden displays, our staff had just the solution. If our residents couldn’t go out to see the flowers, staff would bring the flowers to our residents. Armed with …Read More »
  • Paying tribute to prince philip

    Paying tribute to prince philip

    Residents at our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle have been paying their respects to Prince Philip with a special Mass in their chapel. ‘The news of Prince Philip’s death has come as a shock and is particularly sad for many of us as we belong to the same era …Read More »
  • Musical Bingo mornings at St Catherine’s Nursing Home

    Musical Bingo mornings at St Catherine’s Nursing Home

    We had toes tapping and chair dancing this morning, as residents at our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle enjoyed a few games of musical bingo. ‘Our residents love a good sing-along and some friendly competition, so we thought let’s combine the two!’ beamed activities’ coordinator, Jenny. Resident, Mary, was …Read More »
  • What an egg-citing Easter

    What an egg-citing Easter

    Around our services Easter has been marked with a host of different activities, each one giving the chance for our service users – and staff – to show off their talents. Our nursing homes have both enjoyed holding competitions, with Holy Cross in Sunderland organising a traditional Easter bonnet competition …Read More »
  • Battle of the nursing homes

    Battle of the nursing homes

    It was the battle of our Newcastle and Sunderland nursing homes when residents threw down the gauntlet for a virtual quick draw challenge. No Wild West shoot outs were involved, simply a very enthusiastic game of Pictionary involving some technological wizardry to bring the teams together. Our residents at St …Read More »
  • Swing into spring

    Swing into spring

    Residents at our Holy Cross nursing home had a swinging time at their Spring Bop with a selection of much-loved music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The chilly, dull weather outside soon became a distant memory as everyone reminisced about days gone by and how exciting it was to …Read More »
  • Happy St Patrick’s Day

    Happy St Patrick’s Day

    St Patrick’s Day celebrations are in full swing right across our services today. In keeping with tradition, leprechauns, shamrocks, tasty Irish fayre and Guinness all feature in the fun festivities, but there’s a little of the unexpected, too. Over at our independent supported living apartments in Kenton, our service users …Read More »
  • A special surprise for Mothering Sunday

    A special surprise for Mothering Sunday

    To celebrate Mothering Sunday, the team at St Catherine’s Nursing Home surprised residents with a special message from their families. Family members have been sending in photos and video messages which were put together and made into a special video. And the surprises didn’t stop there, the lounge was transformed …Read More »
  • Doll therapy recalls the bliss of motherhood

    Doll therapy recalls the bliss of motherhood

    As Mothering Sunday approaches, residents at our Holy Cross nursing home in Sunderland have been recalling the blissful days of motherhood. Residents living with dementia in our nursing homes often find comfort through doll therapy sessions with our staff, revisiting a time when they enjoyed nurturing and raising their families. …Read More »