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Residents at The Knowles Care Home in Coventry had a surprise visit from the TV & West End star as he performs ‘Singing for the Brain.’

Residents of the Knowles Care Home in Coventry got a wonderful surprise as the TV & West End star paid them a special visit.

Phantom of the Opera star, Dave Willets, who has been one of the country’s leading musical actors for years, brought his guitar along to entertain the residents, some of whom are living with dementia.

Dave Willets played the Phantom, and also Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in the west end and was a huge hit with the residents.

“I have been to quite a few ‘Singing for the Brain’ sessions [a UK-wide initiative] provided by the Alzheimer’s Society and knew the residents would enjoy some music, I can honestly say hand on heart that this one was by far the best I’ve seen. Amazing charisma and a great understanding of people living with dementia. Thank you so much for all the smiles you created. It’s Priceless ” said Karen Middleton, The Knowles Dementia Manager.

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There Is Only ‘One Stop’ For Local Coventry Care Home

Local Coventry Care Home, The Knowles says “Thank You” to their local One-Stop Shop in Tile Hill after the Shop Manager nominated them to receive a £500 grant and ongoing support as part of their work with the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Friends.

Residents from the Knowles Care Home in Coventry visited the store on Station Avenue to present the store manager and team with a bunch of flowers to say Thank you.

Residents from The Knowles present One Stop team with a bunch of flowers to say thank you

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Residents go vegan and discover there is far more to Veganuary than ‘meats’ the eye!

With veganism becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing lifestyle movements and with an estimated 7,000 vegetarians and vegans in residential and nursing care homes, Hospitality Manager, Rebecca Lambert at The Knowles decided to introduce residents to the plant-based diet by holding a vegan festival during the month of January, or better known as ‘Veganuary’.

“I am taking part in Veganuary this year and when the residents heard about it, they asked me: “What can you eat? Can you still eat chocolates and sweets? Don’t you miss meat?” I wanted to show them how diverse and interesting vegan food can be.”

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Kenny Nelson newly appointed Business Director at Adept Care Homes

Adept Care Homes continues to expand its team and is delighted to welcome Kenny Nelson as its newly appointed Business Director for its Midlands-based care homes.

Kenny brings with him a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge following 7 years working alongside Adept Care Homes as Relationship Director with RBS and later, as Senior Director, Health & Social Care with CYB (Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank).

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The Knowles is Measuring Up The Competition.

Measuring Up The Competition.

Residents at the family-run Knowles Care Home are rolling up their sleeves to take part in a sunflower growing gardening competition where they hope to win up to £100 for the care home’s residents social fund.

“I’m thrilled the competition has been launched here again. I’ve always loved getting out in the garden, it really is a passion of mine” explained Keith, a resident gardener at The Knowles.

The Knowles Care Home invites residents of all gardening experience and ability to join the Gardening Club which is led by their groundskeeper, Richard Mee who provides residents with monthly expert gardening tips and advice. Richard is responsible for maintaining the beautiful gardens at The Knowles. “It’s so lovely to spend time with the residents, they are so passionate about the gardens and what we grow, from onions, beetroots to runner beans and so much more but everything is grown with love, and the sunflower competition is one of their favourites and this year we may have even broken some records.” Said Richard

“I’m quietly confident but I am also happy to take part and will water my sunflower every day with love. Wish us luck!” added fellow resident gardener June.