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Care home’s newspaper keeps residents and families connected

As social distancing in the UK continues, local care home Hastings Court has created their own newspaper, the Hastings Court Crier, in a bid to keep families connected with their loved ones. Their latest news release follows.

Posted 14:33 Friday, Apr 10, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Hastings Court The Ridge

‘Bistro Belle’ shuns retirement with care home ‘job’ – aged 86!

A retired policewoman from East Sussex has gone back to ‘work’ after finding a life of leisure isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Diana Cornwell, 86, is a resident at Hastings Court care home on The Ridge.  She worked as a police officer in Penge in south London and moved to Hastings for a life by the sea when she came to the end of her career.  But the desire to be useful never left her and made her restless – so the home has given her a ‘job’.

Posted 10:44 Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Bistro Belles Claire Braybon Diana Cornwell Doreen Harmer Hastings Court

Drawing for dementia

Classes that bring art ‘to life’ for residents at a Hastings care home can continue thanks to further funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Hastings Court on The Ridge has been running the classes, which use a life model, in collaboration with Hastings artist and author, Judy Parkinson, for just over a year.

Posted 01:52 Friday, May 5, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: Dr Paresh Malhotra Drawing for Life Hastings Court Janet Hemsley John Wollatt Judy Parkinson Mike Mitchell Sarah Overbury

Life-drawings by dementia sufferers at Hastings Arts Forum

Life-drawing classes bring laughter and fun to relieve dementia darkness

Dementia is not much fun; for the subjects themselves, for their families or for their carers. But drawing has provided a way to cut through the darkness and get people laughing, as Judy Parkinson has found with her Drawing Life classes. A first exhibition of the work will be on view from next weekened, she tells Nick Terdre.

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