Armed Forces Day Saturday 29th June

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Armed Forces Day will be Saturday 29th June. Ascot care will be supporting the day by having events at some of our care homes where everyone is welcome.

Armed Forces Day is a way of showing your support to all the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways to show your support, and activities are happening all over the country. There are many events you can visit, put on your own event or follow what is happening by joining the online group by following the link attached.

Celebrations of Armed Forces Day begin on Monday 24th June when the Armed Forces flag will be raised on buildings and famous landmarks across the country. Knowing the country is supportive and behind them all the way gives everyone involved with the armed services a terrific moral boost.

Ascot Care are supportive of many charities and have always been in Support of Armed Forces Day along with regular charity work and organised events we put on for Hire a Hero Foundation and are Silver Award holders of The Armed Forces Covenant.

See what our homes are doing this Armed Forces Day Saturday 29th June

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Ascot Care proudly support military charities and others alike throughout the year. Saturday 29th June is Armed Forces Day which we are indeed celebrating, we invite friends and family along to join in the activities at our homes on Sat 29th

Castleview Care Home, Alnwick- Coffee morning for Hire a Hero, coffee and cake only £1

Springfield Lodge, West Rainton- Have a fabulous singer, Claire and her puppet show, the show will be related to the Armed Forces and puppets are in uniform.

St Anne’s, Whitley Bay- The Air Cadets will be visiting at 2pm to chat with residents along with tea and cake.

Everyone is welcome, come along and give your support.

Castleview residents knit for charity

Residents of Castleview Care Home in Alnwick have been busy knitting. They have donated a full bag of knitted blankets to the Cats Protection Charity. Residents have been knitting squares which have been joined to make blankets and have been given to the volunteers who house the cats. The charity finds homes for homeless or unwanted cats and provides them with warmth, shelter, food, medication and the love they need. Additional blankets made by the residents of Castleview Care Home will also be sold, donating the money back to the charity. The Cats Protection Charity have sent a letter of thanks to the residents to show their appreciation of all the hard work they have put in. Well done to our residents at Castleview!

Pets As Therapy

St Annes’s in Whitley Bay have weekly visits from ‘Pets As Therapy’ (PAT). Every Monday residents welcome the volunteers from this charity which was founded in 1983. The dogs the volunteers bring along are their very own pets, friendly, temperament tested and vaccinated.

Pet therapy is a way to help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Being in the presence of animals can provide companionship and also reduces anxiety and depression, which are symptoms Alzheimer and dementia sufferers will be feeling. Research has shown having pets around us can lower blood pressure and heart rate, reducing stress and boosting the feel good factor. The mood of a dementia patient can quickly change from being emotionless and lifeless to a state of happiness and joy when a pet enters the room, this can be due to many reasons, one of which may be the pet has triggered happy memories. This is why we have regular visits from groups offering pet therapy, you can see below, residents feeling happy and relaxed in the company of the lovely dog that was brought along to see them.