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We first partnered with to deliver the Music Exchange Project in 2014. Five years on, the initiative is still going strong, sessions have doubled & more of the city’s older people are benefiting from the scheme than ever before
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Haslucks Green School 13h
We were treated to fantastic musical pieces this morning during our assembly from
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Haslucks Green School 13h
The children from forest school taught Bill from to floss. We think he’s a natural You are never too old to learn something new
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Orchestra of theSwan 10h
wow! fantastic to see our Diane (flute) and Robyn (viola) with so many kids
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Children from , today, became custodians of a time capsule to be buried at our new Solihull Retirement Village in Shirley. The school will fill the capsule with examples of community work until the opening of the village in spring 2021
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Alzheimer's Society May 23
A think tank is recommending making social care free for people over 65, paid for by a 2p tax rise. Those who could afford it would pay for accommodation but not personal care. This would reduce bed-blocking, saving the NHS up to £4.5bn a year. See more:
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Michael Wilkes-Spellman May 23
Wonderful and emotive Blog from as part of our partnership improving bereavement support for our residents living in housing with care, including exploring dementia and loss
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Michael Wilkes-Spellman May 23
My blog about our recent work in improve our environments for people living with dementia
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ExtraCare May 23
This we are talking about the how we support residents living with dementia. One of our dementia support workers, Norma, tells us about how she’s helped residents to relax and improve their well-being.
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ExtraCare May 22
We know that the death of someone close can be shattering, so we wanted to take the opportunity during to consider some of the myths we hear about dementia and bereavement:
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ExtraCare May 22
June, who lives at Hagley Road Village, has Alzheimer's dis-ease. She can remember her childhood in detail - in fact, she can recall those early years in her life better than she remembers yesterday.
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ExtraCare May 21
Our residents live with a wide range of needs and abilities, adopting general ‘what works’ principles is not the way to approach a vast and long-term commitment to improve our built environments...
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Dena Burgher May 21
It’s a glorious day for an ! is looking forward to a fabulous day raising vital funds for and .
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ExtraCare May 20
The competition trophies are polished and waiting but who will crowned winning team at tomorrow’s charity golf day with and
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ExtraCare May 20
We have partnered with Green Junior School in Shirley to raise awareness and understanding of the two generations and how they can benefit from time spent with each other - this week is all about dementia
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ExtraCare May 20
A child sees the person for who they are. This , watch what happens when kids interview people with dementia.
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Alzheimer's Society May 20
'Dementia shouldn’t mean becoming a prisoner in your own home.' This , read more from on news that the number of people living alone with dementia is set rise to 240,000 by 2039:
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ExtraCare May 20
Thanks to volunteers from Santander Technology, the residents at Shenley Woods have a lovely new rose garden!
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ARCOtweets May 20
Article about super-size Retirement Communities in the US! The UK doesn't have these huge housing with care complexes but we do have a real mixture with providing some of the largest. To find out more
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ExtraCare May 20
This week is Dementia Action Week. Michael Spellman, ExtraCare’s EOP Lead, explains our successful Enriched Opportunities Programme (EOP) and how staff support residents living with dementia…
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