The sensory and intellectual simulation of music is known to increase or maintain a person’s level of physical, mental and social/emotional functioning. We hope that the sensory music sessions will be therapeutic and interactive fun for our residents…
We had a lovely celebration for The Hollies’ 10th Anniversary! There was entertainment by Phoebe Appleby, a local vocalist and former West End performer, as well as beautiful decorations and refreshments for the residents to enjoy.
Language and communication problems will vary and become more challenging overtime for somebody living with dementia. A poor choice of language can leave the person with the condition frustrated as he/she finds it hard to recall a specific word. Therefore, it is important to be aware and know how to communicate considerately with a person […]
As people age, remaining active becomes a necessary element for both the physical and emotional wellbeing of our loved ones. While the need for independence is in demand at this stage, the difficulty to remain engaged increases, making it challenging for them to stay active especially on their own. There are many activities that could […]
Through our fundraising and donations, we are excited to announce the purchase of a Tovertafel machine, better known as the “magic table”, which will be up and running by mid-May! Developed by PhD student Hester Le Riche, the Tovertafel machine was created to stimulate physical, mental and social activity in people with later stage dementia. […]
There is a very exciting trip coming up at the Hollies! We will be having a lovely boat trip down the canal with The Willow Trust on the 18th of April. The Willow Trust aims to provide therapeutic days out on the water primarily for disabled people of all ages and types of disability or […]
Pippa Langhorne comes to the Hollies Next week we have a very special guest at the Hollies. Pippa Langhorne, the classical singer from Britain’s Got Talent, will be performing with her very unique voice on the 24th of March. From a young age Pippa studied violin and classical music and trained at the South Wales […]
We had a lovely mothering Sunday here at the Hollies. All the tables were beautifully decorated before our residents sat down for lunch. This was then followed by a group quiz. Every lady was given a packed flower and a card on the day!
Over the last week we have noticed a significant drop in the temperature with heavy snow falling all over the country. Cold weather can have a serious impact on the health of many people, particularly older or vulnerable people here in the UK. During these times it is essential that the elderly are well cared for […]
With spring just around the corner, and the evenings getting lighter each day, there is no better time to enjoy the British countryside near Dursley. The Hollies Care Home is ideally situated in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, thus being the perfect location to appreciate beautiful surroundings and local wildlife. In this area there are a […]