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.

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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1
Jul
16

Gardening tips from Graham Renison

Graham Renison, who lives at Church Court retirement housing scheme in Cleethorpes and was the winner of Anchor's national Green Fingered Customer Award in 2015, shares his top gardening tips.

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23
Jun
16

Spreading the word - Jane's Journal

A king and queen celebrating their 90th birthdays, a 1940s party, 20 MPs and a colleague telling the Metro why being a carer is the best job in the world…that’s Care Home Open Day Anchor-style!

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17
Jun
16

Silver Dreams - John Vaughan takes special train trip to his hometown of Leicester for the first time in almost 50 years

For 58 year old John Vaughan, 11 June 2016 was a very special day. Not only was John visiting his home town of Leicester for the first time in almost 50 years, he was taking his first ever train journey.

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1
Jun
16

Silver Dreams - Ken and Brenda Gerry ride aboard the Belmond British Pullman

Ken Gerry first fell in love with steam trains when he was just four years old and his passion is now shared by his wife Brenda. Anchor has arranged a day trip for Ken and Brenda on the Belmond British Pullman to celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.

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