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Brooke care home chefs get creative with residents’ food

The chefs at Brooke House retirement home in Brooke have been cooking up a surprise for their residents who have difficulty swallowing. The problem, sometimes experienced by people living with dementia, means food has to be liquidised to prevent choking, often making meals look bland and unappetising.

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Skype calls keep couple together - despite 10,000 miles separation

Ken Cole and his wife Jeni may be living 10,000 miles apart but modern communications technology is helping to keep their love alive.

For Mr Cole, 80, a resident of Highcliffe nursing home, in Highcliffe, the highlight of his Christmas Day was not the Queen’s Christmas message or the festivities laid on by staff, it was a Skype call made by Jeni from her home in Mackay, Queensland.

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Wartime military messenger turns 100th birthday this month

A POULTRY farmer who became a military messenger when war broke out will celebrate his 100th birthday this month.

Alec Brown, who lives at Highcliffe Nursing Home, will be joined by family members and fellow residents to mark the occasion on December 27.

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Brooke House retirement home in Brooke raised more than £30 for Save The Children

Staff and residents at Brooke House retirement home in Brooke raised more than £30 for Save The Children by taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. 

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Care home residents treated to early ‘white’ Christmas

CARE home residents were treated to an early Christmas present, as 'snow' fell in the garden last week.
Despite the unseasonably mild weather, residents at Highcliffe Nursing Home in Stuart Road, were surprised to see what appeared to be snow in their garden.

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