• Social group

    Social group

    DAMHA is proud to support a drop-in social group for older people, their families, carers and friends. The Memory Café takes place every third Thursday of the month at The Brockwell Centre, Pelton Fell, from 10am. It forms part of Dementia Friendly Communities, an initiative spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Society which aims to make people […]

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  • Tea-time club

    Tea-time club

    A monthly tea-time club set up by Rutherford House ConciergeBarbara Smith continues to go from strength to strength with residents, their families and members of the community now regularly sitting down to a two-course meal for the crazy price of just £1. Meals like spaghetti bolagnese, shepherds pie and sausage and chips are prepared by […]

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  • Gardening competition

    Gardening competition

    A woman who swapped sunny Greece for even sunnier East Rainton has won first prize in our annual gardening competition. Leda Gibbins was the overwhelming choice of the judges deciding who should win the DAMHA 2018 Pot Plant Competition. The 58-year-old, who originally hails from Athens but now lives with her Hendon-born husband Jim in […]

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  • Our Residents

    Good neighbours

    A couple described as being “the best thing that has happened to us” have been recognised for being good neighbours. John and Judith Bulmer were recently awarded the Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) Good Neighbour of the Year award. The couple, who live at, Chopwell, Newcastle, were the overwhelming choice of judges, who sifted […]

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