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.

31
Aug
15

Venture east to The Firs…it’s blooming marvellous!

Home Manager Irene Worsdell at The Firs Care Home in Felixstowe shares her thoughts on gardening with residents and the benefits of spring planting.

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24
Aug
15

Dementia FAQs - the questions people want to ask a dementia specialist

As Anchor’s National Dementia Services Manager I work across all our care homes ensuring we provide exceptional dementia care to our customers. I work closely both with people living with dementia and their support networks and there are a number of key questions I am asked repeatedly, so in this blog I aim to answer a couple of dementia FAQs.

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17
Aug
15

Why assisted living can give you a new lease of life

For many older people living in an assisted living community can be greatly beneficial in later life. We’ve spoken with Kevin Young and Pauline Forbes who both have first-hand experience and have seen the new lease of life that assisted living can provide.

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10
Aug
15

Advice for running residents' associations and social clubs in retirement housing

Residents' associations and social clubs can offer people living in retirement housing schemes and estates opportunities to get to know their neighbours, make new friends and participate in a range of activities. Steve Woolley, a resident at Anchor’s Willow Glade retirement housing scheme in Surrey, founded their Social Club in 2012 and offers his top tips for anyone considering setting one up where they live.

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