Welcome to Anchor's blog!

Written by people from across the organisation, our blog posts cover a range of topics and introduce ideas from different points of view. Our bloggers share news of what is going on within Anchor as well as discussing wider issues affecting older people and retirement living. Get to know the people who work and live with Anchor as they share their experiences and thoughts.

5
Mar
15

Downsizing tips for people moving to a smaller property, from those who have already made the move

Residents and staff from a number of our care homes and retirement villages with personal experience of downsizing have helped us gather together some top tips for those moving into a smaller property.

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2
Mar
15

The mutual benefits of working with local hospitals

A key focus of my role is supporting our retirement housing and care home managers to create beneficial links with other local professionals in the community.In early December 2014 I met the Placement Discharge Manager at Ashford & St Peters hospital in Chertsey and what resulted was a great example of joined up thinking.

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13
Feb
15

My visit to 10 Downing Street with fellow Dementia Champions to watch ‘Still Alice’

‘Still Alice’ is a film depicting the struggle of a woman living with early onset dementia. Although a fictional story, as a Dementia Friends Champion and someone who has worked for many years in the care industry supporting people living with dementia, watching it at 10 Downing Street last week I was pleased to recognise this film as an accurate reflection.

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3
Feb
15

Happy living. We’ve got it covered! – Jane’s Journal

‘Yvonne Coudurier is a real whizz kid in the kitchen!’ – so say the fellow leaseholders at Thomas Darby Court in North Kensington who nominated her for our Happy Living customer awards.

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21
Jan
15

The Theory of Everything – Jane’s Journal

“It has been a great joy to watch this man defy every expectation.” So says one of the characters in the new film about the astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. I watched the film last week and loved it, it really made me think about the things some people overcome

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9
Jan
15

What the future holds – Jane’s Journal

Back to the Future II predicted flying cars, hovering skateboards and self-tying shoelaces for 2015. The reality for us is, in many ways, even more remarkable.

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