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Care home’s quest to wow Lowestoft in Bloom judges has been boosted by the horticultural skills

care home’s quest to wow Lowestoft in Bloom judges has been boosted by the horticultural skills of a group of learning disability students. Young people from the Horticultural Enterprise at City College Norwich have supplied a variety of flowers to Lilac Lodge in Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad.

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A charity spin-a-thon at Highcliffe Nursing Home raised more than £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society

The Mayor of Christchurch, Trish Jamieson, came to watch the afternoon of fun at the Stuart Road home in her first week in office. Staff and residents’ relatives took it in turns on spinning bikes and kept going for six hours from noon to 6pm.

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Stimulating minds at Downham Grange

They used to be known as God’s Waiting Rooms but everyday life in care homes today is far from dull. Stephen Pullinger reports. Janet Tanfield is in many respects the central figure at Downham Grange care home. She is not the manager but the activities co-ordinator.

She firmly believes that life in a care home can bring exciting new learning experiences and says that is as true for herself as it is for the residents.

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Gardening proves a boon to care home residents, as a walled garden is restored to its former glory

But what really caught her eye was not the lawns, pond or mature trees but a patch of ground that had long been hidden under rambling weeds. Straightaway, it became her goal to restore the forgotten feature to its former glory as a Victorian walled garden.

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A new manager has taken charge of a Dorset care home as it prepares for a £1.2m revamp

Tracey Millar has been promoted from deputy manager at Highcliffe nursing home, in Stuart Road, Highcliffe, and the deputy’s position has been taken by Angela Martin, previously employed at the home as a nurse. Mrs Millar has been appointed ahead of a major building project at the Kingsley Healthcare-run home due to start in the summer.

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