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Let’s Get Physical

Primrose House in Westward Ho! have recently introduced Move It Or Lose it exercise classes to their weekly activity programme. These are extremely popular, and the benefits to the residents physical and mental well being are great! The residents have all got stuck in and really enjoy these classes which are set to music. read more →

Virtual Dementia Tour at Primrose House

As part of our ‘Dementia Awareness’ Open House at Primrose House on Thursday 1st November 2018, we have invited the Virtual Dementia Tour back to the home to provide guests and members of the local community the opportunty to get a glimpse of life as a Dementia sufferer. The VDT uses patented sensory tools and.. read more →

Ruth Celebrates her 100th Birthday at Donnington House

Ruth, one of our residents at Donnington House in Westward Ho! celebrated turning 100 years with a big birthday party at the home. Friends and family gathered together to enjoy live music from Bideford Massed Pipe and Drum Band – a real treat! Ruth loved receiving a letter from the Queen – all in all.. read more →

Little Blackie visits our Westward Ho! homes

‘Little Blackie’ belongs to one of our carers, Tracy, and was a huge hit with the residents at Donnington & Primrose. One of our residents, Shaun,  use to be a jockey and absolutely loved meeting the horse and reminiscing about the days when he use to ride and work in the stables. For another resident,.. read more →

Cardboard Boat Race! Westward Ho!

Over the summer, our Westward Ho! homes, Donnington and Primrose, took part in the Cardboard Boat Race as part of the Bideford Regatte. The boat did amazingly well, completing over two-thirds of the course before it began to sink! Terry did a fantastic job with the design and the construction of the boat. We came.. read more →

Intergenerational Learning at St Petrocs

Many of our residents love spending time with young people – drawing, colouring, playing dominoes, etc . We can really see the benefits of intergenerational learning at work –  learning with each other and from one another. You are never too old to enjoy colouring in! At St Petrocs, our home in Bodmin, one of.. read more →

Musicians entertain at St Petrocs

A Group of very talented 14-18 year olds from Music Works, a Chamber Music Group were touring Cornwall and offered St Petrocs a free concert.  The quartets performed various repertoire of classical music, which was enjoyed by the Residents, they loved it! I am not sure how they stumbled across St Petrocs, it was a.. read more →

St Petrocs Summer Fayre

The St Petrocs Summer Fayre was a great family afternoon, with cakes aplenty, and raised £220.74 for charity. read more →

‘I wish I’d come sooner!’

Always lovely to get feedback from our residents like this from Dot at Dove Tree House: ‘If I’d known how nice it was, I would have come sooner!’ Here she is playing the bones. read more →

Kent House going the extra mile

The lovely care team at Kent House went the extra mile last Monday, to raise money for The Care Worker Charity. Just by popping on their trainers and walking a mile, they have so far raised £120, with more still to come. Well done, Kent House! read more →