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98-year-old now lives at grand house where she was a parlour maid

As a teenager Yvonne Howlett worked as a parlour maid in Scole Lodge. Now at the age of 98, she is living in the same grand property. Having lived all her life in the Diss area, she is now a resident at the Oaklands Care Home.

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The dynamic new management team at Downham Grange care home has really given residents paws for thought

For sharing the office of new home manager Sally-Jane Papworth is Hugo, her larger than life labradoodle. Hugo is a qualified PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog and has already made a big impression on residents at the home in Clackclose Road, Downham Market.

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PAT dog Izzy delights residents at Oaklands

Three year old Izzy never made the grade as a guide dog because of her sensitivity to noise. However, the golden retriever cross labrador has found her true vocation as a pet therapy dog – much to the delight of residents at Oaklands Care Home in Scole, near Diss.

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Support worker Nicola Martin honoured for 10 years service

Miss Martin, 30, of Gondree, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, has worked at Decoy Farm since it opened as a specialist nurse-led service for young adults with learning disabilities.

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Friend flies in from New Zealand for 100th birthday

It was a 100th birthday wish that Joyce Fitzsimons could not have dreamed of coming true.
For a special guest at her party in Timperley Nursing Home today <February 15> was her best friend of 56 years, Diane Handiside, 77, who flew 12,000 miles from Christchurch, New Zealand, especially for the occasion.

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