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.

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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27
May
16

Silver Dreams - Gina and Stanley Altman celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary

Stanley and Gina Altman have always had an interest in the theatre and, with their 60th wedding anniversary this year, they were keen to celebrate in style.

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25
May
16

Building a flourishing care community

Since joining Anchor in 2014, I have had the pleasure of welcoming countless new residents and building thriving communities at two of the organisation’s newest care homes: Mayflower Court in Southampton and Orchard Gardens care home at Bishopstoke Park retirement village near Winchester.

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19
May
16

We're like a family - Jane's Journal

We work hard to involve customers’ relatives in our services. But, for one in five, we may be the closest thing they have to family.

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