Spring celebrations at Sefton Hall

There was a real family feel to the May Fayre at Seton Hall, with entertainment for residents, their families and the local community. Traditional Morris Dancing and a Maypole were among the attractions laid out in the lovely grounds and the sun shone for the occasion. “We had the Grimspound Border Morris Dance group from … Read more

Eight days out in Devon for people living with dementia

With its beautiful countryside, coastlines and rich heritage, Devon offers a variety of days out for people living with dementia and their carers. From scenic countryside walks to engaging cultural experiences, here are some of the best dementia-friendly days out in Devon. 1. Seaside Strolls at Sidmouth and Exmouth A sure fire-way to fire up … Read more

97-year-old woman goes horse riding again

An East Devon care home resident has ticked off her bucket-list dream of going horse riding again, thanks to a local charity. Phyliss Johnson, who lives at the award-winning Seaton nursing home, which is part of the Southern Healthcare group, was a keen equestrian in her youth and despite her advancing years, had been longing … Read more

Seaton ice cream kiosk opens for the summer

Just in time for the warmer weather, The Seaton has delighted residents and their families with the opening of our ice cream hut.  Home administrator, Kelly Boweren says:” The hut is an ideal place for residents to enjoy a taste of  summer from our fully stocked ice cream freezer.  Tea and coffee are also available. … Read more

Smart Socks on trial at The Old Rectory.

Smart Socks Trial

Residents at The Old Rectory who are living with dementia have been taking part in research into the effects of wearing special socks aimed at tracking the effects of anxiety and distress. The socks act as an early warning system for people who may not be able to identify and self-regulate episodes of emotional upset, … Read more

The Seaton welcomes a new pet

Tortoise at Seaton

Residents at The Seaton have been delighting in a new pet – a baby tortoise named Nugg. The heartwarming adoption came about unexpectedly following a visit to the home by the team from Phelsuma Farm in Somerset, which specialises in exotic breeds. The Seaton’s Administration Manager, Kelly Boweren, explains more: “They brought along snakes and … Read more

Easter festivities banish the wet weather blues

Easter eggs

Elaborate bonnets, giant bunnies, Hot Cross Buns and chocolate eggs were to the fore as residents in our homes celebrated Easter with family and friends. Our dedicated teams were on hand to ensure everything went smoothly, despite the unseasonal weather. From craft activities to the streaming of Easter church services, there was much to be … Read more

Southern Healthcare team and therapy dog honoured at awards ceremony.

Three members of the Southern Healthcare team plus Ruby, Parkwood’s much-loved therapy dog, have won awards at a glittering ceremony in Plymouth. The Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards, organised by Plymouth City Council, have been held for the first time since 2019. The event aims to honour and recognise outstanding care staff, including those working … Read more

Young and old share joyful moments at The Seaton

Youngsters from an east Devon nursery have been enjoying creative activities with residents at The Seaton. Home manager, Emma Seal, says: “We have formed a joyful connection with the Puffins Pre School-Group from neighbouring village, Beer. When the children visit, they bring with them cheer. We enjoy doing art projects or baking with them and … Read more