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The festive season is a time for unity, good will to all men and of course, children! The simple pleasure of seeing children’s eyes light up with joy at the magic of Christmas is priceless.

Winter is fast approaching and it’s the time of year that we retreat into our homes, out of the inclement, cold weather.  The days are shorter and the nights longer.  This is the time of year when the elderly are some of the most vulnerable in our society. 


For care home residents, taking part in organised activities is a great way to keep both the mind and body active. Research from Age UK suggests that there is a link between organised activities and wellbeing – people who have a shared interest, generally speaking, feel more content.

Keeping the elderly warm this winter is probably more challenging than in previous years, because of the gas and electricity supply crisis uncertainty.  Many elderly people will be worried about soaring gas bills and may be tempted to reduce their thermostat temperature in their homes.

In this article we’ll look at:

  1. Why the elderly are vulnerable to cold weather
  2. What they can do to their homes to keep them warmer for longer
  3. What gadgets are available to help keep their body temperature healthy
  1. Why the elderly are vulnerable to cold weather

Older people are more susceptible to cold weather because as we grow older, our blood circulation decreases due to our arterial walls losing their elasticity.

Sydenham House Blog August 21 Seniors benefits of Animals


Have you ever considered the benefits animals bring to our elderly loved ones? It has been proven by numerous studies that animals have incredible mental and physical health benefits for seniors.

It is crucial to keep on top of your elderly loved one’s health, that is why it is always good to learn about new and exciting ways in which you can do so. You may also be looking for a responsible care home to do this for you too.


New Vacancies

Sydenham House Residential Home are looking for a kind and caring individuals to join our wonderful team.

We currently have 2 vacancies: Night Care Assistant and Care Assistant. Job descriptions for each position are available on our Vacancies page, as well as the opportunity to apply for these positions.

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