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#BeASanta to a Senior

Christmas is round the corner and we’re all getting into the festive spirit. It is important to remember that lonely older people might not get the same enjoyment out of this time of year, which is why we are organising #BeASanta to a Senior! #BASTAS

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Unretire yourself

Unretire yourself - feel valued. Join our CAREGivers Team

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It's Selfcare Week 🎁

It’s #selfcareweek and Home Instead Tavistock and Tamar Valley want to remind you to take care of your physical health and mental wellbeing. Get out for some fresh air, or take some time to reflect and relax. Any time spent on you is time well spent!

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Cycling without Age

Cycling without Age is a nationwide initiative that offers free bike rides to local nursing home residents on a speciialy designed trishaw, tackling loneliness and isolation. Lynn Roddy, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, based in Tavistock, is Trustee for West Devon and East Cornwall.

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World Kindness Day - 13 November 2019

Make the world a better place - celebrate and promote good deeds and acts of kindness to all.

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World Pneumonia Awareness Day - Tuesday 12 November

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia.

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Have you seen Stanley & Christine around Tavistock?

Proud of our New branded car A huge thank you to Tavy Signs for the great work on our car. Let us know when you see Stanley and Christine around Tavistock and the Tamar Valley.

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Lest We Forget

We remember our Veterans with reverence, gratefulness and respect.

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Plymouth University Jobs Fair 2019

We had a lovely day chatting to students about becoming CAREGivers. We were really impressed by their enthusiasm and interest.

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Music Mends Minds Launches in Tavistock

Tavistock Rotary in collaboration with Home Instead, a Tavistock based Home Care Company are launching a Music Mends Minds group in support of those living with Dementia, Parkinson’s, acquired brain injuries, PTSD, or those living with the after effects of a stroke. This will be the first time this programme has been run in the UK. Music Mends Minds originated in the US and has proven to be a very successful programme supported by the Rotary clubs. Music has been proven to soothe, stimulate, and even unlock long-forgotten memories in people living with neurological conditions. We have all experienced that feeling of being transported back to a place or time from our past through a piece of music or a song, but for people with neurological conditions that experience can be particularly magical. Research has also shown that memories of popular songs can activate very specific areas of the brain, which seem to be particularly resistant to the damaging effects of dementia and other neurological conditions. This means that people who struggle to recognise family members, or even remember their own name, can often recall all the words to their favourite songs. The launch of MMM takes place at 2pm on 6th March at the Methodist Church Hall in Tavistock, and will run the first Wednesday of each month following. Norrie Philip- President of Tavistock Rotary said “We are delighted to be the first Rotary club in the UK to introduce this wonderful community project to Tavistock. We welcome you to come and make music with us and bring joy and happiness back into your life! Come and join us, sing songs, play instruments and enjoy a cup of tea. We thank Home Instead, for agreeing to work in partnership with us. For more information call Chris Ellis on 01822 616507 or visit

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Be a Santa to A Senior

Home Instead had a great day at Tavistock Morrison's. The community were incredibly generous gifting to our Be a Santa to a Senior. Thank you so much to everyone!

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Dickensian Evening

Home Instead Senior Care joined the celebrations at Dickensian Evening Friday 7th December 2018. The weather was kind, with the rain clearing for the evening. It was great to share some Quality Street with the community, dress up in some Victorian attire and accept donations for Be a Santa to a Senior.

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