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A few of us popped to a community coffee morning where we enjoyed cake, Stella bumped into some old friends and they reminisced over past times, lots of laughter all round 🍰☕️💚

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A few of us popped to a community coffee morning where we enjoyed cake, Stella bumped into some old friends and they reminisced over past times, lots of laughter all round 🍰☕️💚

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17 hours ago
Making the most of this glorious weather! This morning we visited Abberton Reservoir and in the afternoon we enjoyed picking freshly grown lettuce from our allotment and spent some time in the sun 🌞 happy Thursday 
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Making the most of this glorious weather! This morning we visited Abberton Reservoir and in the afternoon we enjoyed picking freshly grown lettuce from our allotment and spent some time in the sun 🌞 happy Thursday
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2 days ago
Happy birthday Maryon 🎂🥳🎉

Maryon and her friends here at Alderwood celebrated with a tea party this afternoon. We all hope you have had a lovely day 🎁🎈

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Happy birthday Maryon 🎂🥳🎉

Maryon and her friends here at Alderwood celebrated with a tea party this afternoon. We all hope you have had a lovely day 🎁🎈

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Football fan Mike attends his first match following a life-altering stroke

Care home arranges for football fan Mike to attend his first match following a life-altering stroke 35 years ago

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Children learn about dementia with help from Alderwood care home residents

Residents at Alderwood Care Home are helping the Year 3 children of North Primary School to better understand dementia with help from the Archie Project.

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Passionate skier, Neil, returns to the slopes thanks to Alderwood Care Home

Neil Kirk was a passionate skier until he suffered a stroke 12 years ago. Thanks to the team, Neil hit the slopes at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead on his 86th birthday.

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Colchester care home makes aspiring actress’ film wish come true at the age of 89

Care home resident, Dottie Hamilton, has had a near 80 year old dream to feature in a film come true

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Care home residents admire vintage car

Vintage car trip makes residents feel like “Bonnie and Clyde”

A spin in a rare 1930s Chevrolet delighted residents on a recent spin through Colchester

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Social Care Covid Hero Award Recognition

There were celebrations all round recently when we were presented with the Great British Care Awards’ regional Social Care Covid Hero award at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

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ALDERWOOD PROUD TO SUPPORT ROLLOUT OF COVID VACCINE

We are proud to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination in our home, boosting our existing safety measures and bringing a much-welcomed light at the end of the tunnel.

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Giving Thanks At Christmas

Residents sent out 100 ‘Rainbows of Thanks’ in a special Christmas project.

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Creativity and Connection

Creativity and Connection at Alderwood

Discover how our Lifestyle Team has been busy adapting our packed schedule of meaningful activities and events with heartwarming results.

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ACTS OF KINDNESS

Acts Of Kindness Strengthen Community Links

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been overwhelmed by the way the local community has reached out to our residents with unwavering kindness and generosity.

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Alderwood with Ainsley Harriott

Ainsley Harriott inspires Alderwood chefs

Chefs Paul Rush and Nathan Sutton joined celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott at the launch of a remarkable new cookery book, specially developed for Alderwood Care Home.

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Alderwood Award Win

Winners at the East of England Care Awards 2018

Alderwood wins the Putting People First/Personalisation Award at the East of England Care Awards.

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