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.

7
Nov
16

Noodle ball - A sport perfectly suited to care homes

My name is Charlotte and I'm currently on a 5 month placement with Anchor learning about flexible, imaginative and accessible activities. I'd like to tell you about my new favourite sport - noodle ball.

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12
Oct
16

What does 'outstanding' mean in care?

Who doesn’t have their quirks, foibles and idiosyncrasies? After all, they make us who we are and at Birkenhead Court care home we make sure we properly know our residents.

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1
Sep
16

Health and wellbeing and the therapeutic effect of gardening

When it comes to staying healthy and well we tend to think of traditional medicines, but a new report has highlighted the positive effects of gardening on health and wellbeing.

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25
Aug
16

A chance meeting

My husband and I took a special holiday this year on a Mediterranean cruise and were pleasantly surprised to meet some people we shared an Anchor connection with.

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1
Aug
16

Do you remember tin baths by the fire?

Here at St Christophers House retirement housing scheme in Morpeth we have just had brand new bathrooms installed in our flats and it has got me thinking about how the humble bathroom has changed over the years.

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13
Jul
16

How to create a meaningful memory box for someone living with dementia

An effective memory box can be a great way to help a person living with dementia recall positive memories, and can also combat agitation and upset.

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