School children remember retirement residents this Christmas
A delivery of Christmas cards created by children from a local school has delighted Gloucester retirement village residents this Christmas.
85-year-old Santa brings festive spirit to Stoke Gifford Retirement Village
George Smith and his 79-year-old wife Doreen pulled on their festive boots this Christmas and transformed into Santa Claus and his trusty elf, to welcome the community to ExtraCare’s Stoke Gifford Retirement Village.
Partnership offers helping hand as retirement village residents provide grief response
As National Grief Awareness Week brings the eyes of the world on to the subject of grief, loss, and how we cope, we investigate the five-year National Lottery funded partnership between the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Cruse Bereavement Support.
ExtraCare partner with West Midlands Fire Service
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with West Midlands Fire Service and are now a recognised partner under the Primary Authority Scheme.
Retirement village residents honour bygone era with Remembrance Day display
An ExtraCare retirement community has honoured Remembrance Day with a collaborative display involving staff and residents.
Birmingham retirement residents are ‘proud to be’ this Black History Month
ExtraCare’s Pannel Croft Village came together to honour Black History Month this October with an emotional exhibition
Innovative palliative care findings discussed at European conference
ExtraCare's Head of Research, Innovation and Customer Insight, Shirley Hall, joined an online European conference on palliative care, submitting ExtraCare’s findings to attendees.
ExtraCare welcomes three new trustees
The three trustees will help guide the strategic development of ExtraCare by providing inspirational and insightful leadership as members of an enthusiastic and committed Board.
Compassionate Communities for Extraordinary Circumstances: Report into bereavement support during the Covid -19 pandemic launched.
The results of a project looking at bereavement during a pandemic have been released today. The Covid -19 pandemic has meant that our experience of grief may be different, particularly when our normal rituals are affected or unavailable.
£60m state-of-the-art care and health village in Bournville now complete
Following a seven year regeneration project, master-planned by Bournville Village Trust, College Green - a £60m state-of-the-art care and health village, that is home to ExtraCare’s Bournville Gardens Village - has now completed.
Why ExtraCare is encouraging people to talk about death and bereavement all this week
Dying Matters Awareness Week is a national campaign, encouraging people to talk about death, dying and bereavement.
Eighty-nine-year-old uses lockdown to craft over 250 bespoke door plaques for his Birmingham neighbours
A grandfather has created more than 250 bespoke wooden number plaques for each of the residents living at ExtraCare’s Longbridge Retirement Village in Birmingham. Each plaque features his own hand drawn and painted individual wildlife artwork.