News

  • Thank you!

    On Friday 27th September we were part of Macmillan’s The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. We have raised to date £142.60 and are still counting. Thanks to everyone who joined us and enjoyed a cuppa, cake and chat.

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  • Your Invitation to our Macmillan Coffee Morning

    All are welcome to visit the Acquire Care Office at Shotover Kilns to meet the team over a cuppa and piece of cake on September 27th and raise valuable money for Cancer Support. Our last coffee morning raised a fantastic £160.80 and we’d love to […]

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  • Campaign Against Loneliness

    Many elderly people do not speak to anyone all week; not even a ‘hello’ or ‘how are you today’? Many people live alone and are vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. Age UK, have been trying to inform the public about this for sometime, and […]

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  • Creative Activities

    Having a hobby or an interest can be very beneficial to people who are elderly and unable to get out and about easily. By keeping the mind active and being interested in something or by being creative can help improve a person’s mental health as […]

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  • Now That Summer Has Arrived

    Following on from the recent article ‘Coping with Dementia and Hot Weather’, as summer is now with us, it is time to check that elderly friends and relatives are coping well with the changes of temperatures. For example, as mentioned in the previous article, are […]

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  • Coping with Dementia and Hot Weather

    Although it is raining as this is being written, the weather forecast for the next few days is sun and more sun. Whilst most people cope well with higher temperatures, those who have dementia can find hot weather a challenge. The advice given by The […]

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  • Loneliness

    According to Age UK more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone. More than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. This can have a serious effect […]

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  • Christmas Jumper Day

    Christmas spirit was in evidence on Friday December 14th at Acquire Care. Staff entered into the fun of Christmas Jumper Day; the day that people wear a bright and amusing jumper to work or at home in aid of the Save The Children fundraising to […]

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  • Are you organised for Christmas?

    Christmas and the New Year are almost here and most people have already got the tree decorated. Other people might need some help to make this time of year the magical experience that we all hope for. Are you finding it difficult to cope at […]

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  • Remember to Look After Yourself – It’s Self Care Week

    This week is Self Care Week. The idea of this is to bring attention to the need for people to look after themselves and take time out for yourself. This is especially true when families have elderly relatives, full time jobs and children to care […]

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