What are the benefits of pre-planning a funeral with your loved one?

Talking with a loved one about their funeral plans can be a difficult conversation to have at any time, but it’s something we recommend you do sooner rather than later.   If arrangements are left until after the fact, you might find yourself faced with several difficult questions, and the one person who could have answered […]

Things to do in York this Christmas with older family members

We may be biased, but we think York is one of the Christmasiest cities in the UK. With its cobblestoned streets and old-fashioned shopfronts, it’s like stepping back in time — especially during the winter months. Lights twinkle, markets pop up, and the city buzzes with anticipation.  And given it sits only 15 minutes north […]

The importance of external visitors and activities for care home residents

Here at Fulford, like many nursing homes across the country, we actively encourage external visitors to regularly visit their loved ones — while also promoting a year-round calendar of social activities. The result is increased morale and improved mental and physical well-being among residents. In this short post, we explore the benefits of visiting loved […]

What to know about wills & wishes in a care home

Before you enter a nursing home, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and write down your wishes related to your health, well-being, and future care. Doing so can make things easier for you and your loved ones — especially if you become seriously ill and can longer make or communicate your own decisions.  Typically, […]

Celebrating another 100th birthday — and it’s becoming more common!

In 1911, only 107 people reached the age of 100 in the UK. In 2020, that number skyrocketed to 15,120 — and it’s estimated that one in three babies born today will live to see their one-hundredth birthdays. Yet, while it’s becoming more and more common for people to celebrate the milestone, it’s always exciting […]

7 senior-friendly activities in and around York

As the oldest family-run nursing home in York, we’re deeply proud of our roots and our city. And while many of our residents are local to the area, some have relocated from further afield to be closer to family.   That’s why we love to get out and explore York and its surrounding areas with our […]

Ideas for an active summer: 5 nursing home outdoor activities to try with residents

Many people think of nursing homes as stuffy buildings where residents are kept indoors all year round — but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are always opportunities to get outside to exercise, explore, and socialise. And here at Fulford, we encourage our residents to embrace the warm summer months with a full […]

Fulford’s Coronation celebration highlights

On Saturday, the 6th of May, His Majesty King Charles III was officially crowned as the reigning British Monarch.  Over 2,000 people attended Westminster Abbey, with VIP guests from around the world jetting in to enjoy all the pomp and ceremony you’d expect from such a momentous affair. Here, at Fulford Nursing Home, our own […]

6 wholesome Easter activities for seniors

Easter is a great time to reconnect with loved ones, share food and sweets, play games, and have fun.  It’s also one of our favourite holidays here at Fulford. We get to welcome springtime with bright decorations, baked goods, and wholesome activities for our residents.  With that in mind, we’re sharing our experience with six […]