We are excited to announce that Athena Healthcare Group has been recognised as one of the UK’s Top 20 Mid-Size Care Home Groups. The Top 20 care groups across the United Kingdom receive an award from the leading reviews guide to care homes, carehome.co.uk, based on reviews from residents, their friends and family. We are always honoured to receive an award from carehome.co.uk and, especially after the past year, it truly means a great deal to us all. We want to congratulate and thank all our staff for their hard work and continuous dedication to our residents. Athena Healthcare Group’s Business Development Manager, Susan Derby, commented, “This is an amazing achievement for our Group as a whole. We are grateful to have received such positive recognition based on feedback from our residents, their families and friends. It is wonderful to know that our residents feel safe, secure and happy in our homes. We believe this award highlights the person-centred care and support we provide in the home-from-home setting of our beautiful purpose-built Lodges.” At Athena Healthcare Group, we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds and reintroducing more inclusive events and outings in the local community for residents and their loved ones. #AthenaHealthcareGroup#CareHomeUK#Top20#ResidentialCareHome#NursingHome
Inspired by Residents
One of our amazing ladies, Felicity, has recently been in the limelight for her entrepreneurial work as a milliner. 👒 It all started in Churchtown, Merseyside, in the year 1988, where she set off on her endeavours to launch her very own innovative business, Felicity Hat Hire, and it wasn’t too long before it became clear that it was taking off with great success. Soon after her first opening, Felicity had to expand her store space as demand was on the rise. Now, after 32 years in business, she has grown to a total of 86 shops located across the UK! To add to her success, Felicity was interviewed and featured on television shows such as The Terry Wogan and the BBC One Show. Most notably, her work features in the classic hit film, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Although Felicity retired at 78, she didn’t stop helping and advising new milliners in the local area and beyond. It is an honour that Felicity now calls Hesketh Park Lodge home. We all love to hear her reminisce and share her story of how she came to make designer hats accessible to all – we hope you did too.
Reminiscence therapy can take many forms, but the objective remains the same – to help participants recollect events, people and places from their past through stimulating and triggering the senses; sight, touch, taste, smell & sound.
Distinguished local artist James Walsh has always been highly engaged with the art scene. Having worked closely with other artists, he has exhibited across the globe. Now residing at Parklands Lodge, Jim is continues his art and is helping his fellow Athena residents to get creative through the healthcare provider’s latest initiative, the Art Hub.
Music is a powerful tool and alternative therapy that has the ability to evoke memories, create emotional connections and access numerous parts of the brain at once. The Athena Healthcare Group supports and utilises music therapy in each of our homes to help benefit each resident, especially those living with dementia.