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Our CAREGIver Adri

A Story of a Client

I wrote this with Mr C today while making pen sketches of fairies and flowers, and writing cursive ... I just wanted to share. Adri.

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One of our clients with CAREGiver Amy

Afternoon Tea, Cakes and Bowls at Tilehurst Bowls Club

Our 2nd afternoon tea and bowls event of the summer has just taken place thanks to the ongoing support from Tilehurst Bowls Club. The weather stayed fine and everyone had a grand time. Visitors from across the Reading area attended including some people who are carers for friends and family living with Dementia. A few brave souls even had a go at bowling for themselves. We were particularly delighted to welcome ssome friends from the Memory Cafe at Grange URC in Southcote. The Bowls club has happily agreed for Home Instead to visit again on a regular basis next season and everyone is looking forward to this

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Care at home

Jane Palmer joins our 'We Go the Extra Mile' Club

Jane Palmer is a special lady. She joined us here in Reading at teh beginning of 2019 having spent time looking after her own parents. She has been inducted into our @We Go the Extra Mile' club on the back of some glowing feedback we received from the family of a lady the Jane supports. The statement read 'She (Jane) genuinely cares and makes it her mission to keep mum as happy and safe as possible. She is always cheerful and really engages with Mum. She makes her laugh and that is a joy!' Wow. We are really proud of Jane and the difference she is making to the lives of both the client and her family

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Jane and Sue

PEAQ Week

We here at Home Instead Senior Care Reading would like to congratulate all of the winners of the fun and games we had going on during PEAQ Week. PEAQ week stands for “Pursuing Excellence by Advancing Quality” and is the name given to Home Instead Senior Care annual independent survey of all Clients, Caregivers and Office Staff. Jane who was a lucky winner, won our golden first prize in the Raffle won A Nirvana Spa voucher. Melinda who won second prize in the Raffle won a meal for two voucher. Elaine who chose the name of the bear - Tina won Chocolate Hamper. Kathleen who chose the name of the bear - Logan won Chocolate Hamper. Fran and Siobhan who guessed the closest amount of Sweets in the Jar won Cinema Tickets for two/OneForAll voucher. We would like to thank all the local businesses and organisations who very kindly donated prizes to us.

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Green Grass Bowls

Dementia Action Week

As part of the Dementia Action Week “Home Instead Reading” organised a few activities. They invited Clients and CAREGivers to visit Tilehurst bowling Club who they are proud sponsors of. Both clients and CAREGivers enjoyed watching the ladies in a green grass competition and also had a chance to have a go themselves. It was a lovely sunny afternoon with tea and homemade cake, which was enjoyed by all. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting upcoming events! A big thank you to Tilehurst Bowling club.

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Out and About

What's on Where Guide

We have created three What’s on Where Guides for our clients and CAREGiver’s.

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Simon and Jayne with Philip

We Can Care Winners

Simon and Jayne have both recently referred friends of theirs to the Home Instead team in Reading. They are both holding £100 in cash as their reward from Philip the Director of the Reading Office

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Elderly Tea

Decembers Senior Snippet

Senior Snippets: How to be a Santa to a Senior this Christmas

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Perspective of a New CAREGiver

Perspective of a New CAREGiver

Over the years I’ve done a variety of jobs, which I enjoyed but none left me feeling fulfilled and that I’d made a difference. Back in April I decided

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Septembers Senior Snippet

Septembers Senior Snippet

Senior Snippets: Stay Nourished. Top Tips to Eat Well and Age Well. Food and nutrition play an important role in staying well. But many people lose th

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5 Go Mad in Swindon - and raise £3000 in the Process

5 Go Mad in Swindon - and raise £3000 in the Process

A bright sunny morning at an airfield in Swindon and 5 of our team from the Reading office of Home INstead Senior Care; Katie, Claire, Georgia, Lorrai

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Reading Health Worker of the Year Nomination

Reading Health Worker of the Year Nomination

Our extra special Care Manager Jane has been nominated for “Health Worker of the Year“ in the 2018 Pride of Reading awards.. Jane has spent the past f

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