Why should I get involved with the Village so early?
The community around an ExtraCare Village starts to form around two years before the first residents move in. It can seem very early, and sometimes people ask us why they should be interested so far in advance.
What is frailty?
As part of a long-term research project, ExtraCare is working with Aston University to develop a Resilience Tool. ExtraCare’s Well-being and Community Manager Shirley Hall and Shenley Wood Village resident Jack Piggott explain more.
Midland Heart transfer update
In April 2015, ExtraCare made the announcement that Midland Heart (MH) had given us notice that they intended to take back 14 locations that they own, meaning that the services in those schemes and villages will in future be managed by MH rather than ExtraCare. These transfers are set to take place between August 2017 and August 2018.
Shenley Wood Village’s Sensory Garden
A group of residents from Shenley Wood’s Gardening Club are designing a Sensory Garden. Resident Monte Page explains more...
What does ExtraCare’s fundraising team do?
Catherine Duffield-Smith, ExtraCare’s Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, explains the work of the fundraising team and how they support life in ExtraCare’s Villages and Schemes…
ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust welcomes the commitment in the Housing White Paper to work with housing providers and older people to deliver a greater supply and range of retirement accommodation.
Mobility scooters – bad for your health?
As older people start to have difficulties with walking, some choose to use a mobility scooter to help them move around. However, new research suggests mobility scooters could do more harm than good for some users. ExtraCare Trustee Kathryn Sallah and Wellbeing and Community Manager Shirley Hall look at the possible health effects and what the Charity can do to help.
Lip Sync Legends: Changing how we view older people
Rebecca Dillon has just joined ExtraCare as a graduate trainee. Residents at Lovat Fields Village in Milton Keynes showed her a good time with Boy George, Queen and Amy…
New Village takes retirement living to new heights
Innovative thinking about a new breed of retirement living options has never been more vital. A report last month from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People raised awareness of “later homes”, not just starter homes for younger people.
Downsizing and why Britain needs a plan to house our elderly
A new report has just put the spotlight on older people downsizing, suggesting that millions of under-occupied homes would be freed up and those moving would gain health and quality of life benefits.
Volunteers’ Week 2016: Sheila’s story
Sheila Butler has volunteered at ExtraCare’s Princethorpe Court in Coventry for two years. Here, she tells us about her experience…
Choosing Health and Choosing Life
Angela Bradford, Commissioning and Healthy Lifestyles Director at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, explains why investment in the charity’s later life well-being services pays off...