How to stay young at heart with these 5 lifestyle hacks
Age is just a number right? And the trick is to remain youthful on the inside. But how exactly do you stay ‘young at heart’? Here are our secrets…
Noel talks volunteering and building relationships at Pannel Croft Village
Meet Noel. Noel Cosgrove, 77, has lived at ExtraCare’s Pannel Croft Village for 9 years. Originally from Cavan, Southern Ireland, Noel tells us about volunteering at ExtraCare and what it has meant to him.
4 Ways to improve your mental health
It’s no secret that the last couple of years have been pretty rough for many, and to be honest, all of us in one way or another. From the loss of jobs, to isolating for weeks on end, to losing loved ones and those dearest to us. That’s why now more than ever it is important that we prioritise self-care and we make time to improve our mental health and wellbeing.
What’s the deal with retirement communities?
Last year, law firm, Shakespeare Martineau published a white paper titled ‘How we can make retirement housing aspirational and not a sign of a crisis.’ The report highlighted the significant gap between public perception of the retirement housing sector and the reality.
Derby Volunteering Opportunities: Ricky tells us about his role at an ExtraCare charity shop
Ricky Stone is a young volunteer from Derby, here he discusses how volunteering has helped with his Autism and how he feels about giving back to the community.
Coventry Volunteering Opportunities: Lesley discusses volunteering at Earlsdon Park
Meet Lesley, Lesley is a volunteer at Earlsdon Park Village, here she tells us about why she chose to give up her time to help others.
How volunteering helps students: Jessica & Kyamille’s time at Yates Court
Jessica Harris and Kyamile Sami are two students from Heart of Worcester College who have volunteered at our Yates Court Retirement Scheme in Evesham. In this blog post we look at how volunteering helps students like Jessica and Kyamile in all different aspects of their lives.
Why do we have Pancake Day?
As a sweet treat fiend, Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day is a firm favourite occasion on the calendar for me! Syrup, chocolate, lemon, sugar…my mouth is watering at the thought!
Making the most of community and connections in retirement
Our Engaged Lives project is a drive to build stronger communities and connections for ExtraCare residents.
How to stay active in retirement
Transitioning to retirement life brings many significant changes to your routine and way of living, but these changes are most definitely not something to shy away from. Embrace the change. Embrace the freedom. Embrace all the time you now have to do the things you enjoy!
6 Home energy saving tips
At ExtraCare sustainability is always a big consideration, we are constantly working towards making each retirement location as energy efficient as possible. Have a read of our home energy savings tips blog to help reduce the energy consumption of your home today!
This Valentine’s Day we decided to ask a number of our residents across our ExtraCare locations to let us in on some love and romance tips.
This Valentine’s Day we decided to ask a number of our residents across our ExtraCare locations to let us in on some tips regarding romance.