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Waypoints Welcomes New Home Managers

We are delighted to welcome three new home managers: Donna Palmer at Verwood; Samuel Snelling at Plymouth and Veronika Blake at Upton.

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Waypoints Plymouth Links up with Local School

Pupils from Ernesettle Community School in Plymouth came to visit Waypoints Plymouth as part of their ’10 acts of kindness’ project recently, bringing in with them their beautiful paintings of Plymouth and stories, which they showed and read to residents.

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Waypoints Activities Coordinator Announced as Finalist in National Awards

We are delighted to announce that Sally Harper, Activities Co-ordinator at Waypoints Upton, has been announced as ‘finalist’ in the National Dementia Care Awards for the ‘Best Activity Coordinator’ category.

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Master Chefs of Great Britain Visits Waypoints

Rose, our Head Chef at Waypoints Upton, was recently visited by George McIvor MCGB, Chairman of The Master Chefs of Great Britain, an organisation that provides a culinary forum and guidance to young chefs.

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Carers Week at Waypoints

Carers Week is the UK's annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

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Waypoints Invites You to Our Beautiful Homes on Care Home Open Day

Care Home Open Day is an important opportunity to celebrate the unwavering and dedicated efforts of the people who work in the sector, and to invite our local communities to experience first-hand the contribution care professionals make to supporting older and vulnerable people.

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International Nurses Day - Waypoints Marked the Occasion

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth (May 12th), to mark the contributions nurses make to society.

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Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week falls between 14th to 20th May this year.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone.

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Special Limited Offer

Special Limited Offer: 4 weeks for the price of 3

For the first month, either for respite or permanent dementia care, we are offering 4 weeks’ stay for the price of 3 at our Upton or Verwood homes. So, your loved one can experience our specialist dementia care with 1 week free for the first month.

 

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Dementia Charity

Waypoints Raises £250 for Dementia Charity

Waypoints Care has raised £250 by hosting ‘Time for a Cuppa’ events at our Upton and Verwood homes. Waypoints Upton and Waypoints Verwood held afternoon tea events and welcomed along residents, their relatives and friends, guests, volunteers and staff as part of the nationwide ‘Time for a Cuppa’ fundraising project raising essential funds for Admiral Nurses at Dementia UK.

 

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Dementia Information Mornings

Waypoints Invites you to its Dementia Information Mornings

Waypoints Care is inviting the community, including carers with their loved-ones living with dementia*, to come and find out more about living well with dementia at our free Dementia Information Mornings during March 2017.

 

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‘Playlist for Life’ Makes a Big Difference
at Waypoints Verwood

Waypoints Verwood has just introduced the ‘Playlist for Life’ scheme at its home, playing over 300 songs specially chosen by all its residents throughout the home. By playing the personalised selection of music, it has made a big impact on its residents, by helping to connect to their memories, improving their awareness and their sense of independence.

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Dementia Information Mornings

Waypoints Invites you to its Dementia Information Mornings

Waypoints Care is inviting the community, including carers with their loved-ones living with dementia*, to come and find out more about living well with dementia at our free Dementia Information Mornings during December 2016.

 

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Waypoints Care Group support dementia research event

Waypoints Care Group is supporting a special event on Thursday 20 October, hosted by the Clinical Research Network (CRN) in Exeter for Memory Café and dementia support group co-ordinators from across Devon to find out more about the clinical research studies being conducted and the opportunities for patients, carers and the public to participate in dementia research.

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Lytchett Minster Carnival

Lytchett Minster Carnival

On Saturday 16th July, residents, relatives and staff took to the streets of Upton to take part in the fifth annual Upton and Lytchett Minster Carnival.

 

The colourful procession organised by the Beacon Association supports the local community and raises monies for local charities.

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Waypoints Upton - National Finalist in The Healthcare Design Awards 2016

Waypoints’ Care Home at Upton has been selected as a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2016 which has been running since 1999. The Awards aim to promote and recognise the very best developments in all types of care-related property.

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