This section of Lymington Life contains articles about various aspects of living and life in and near Lymington. Nevertheless the 42 "lessons of life" published below, are for anybody anywhere!

We're particularly keen to provide information of help to our older residents who may be thinking about moving home or even out of their own homes altogether, and want to know what options exist locally. Colten Care offers a range of solutions if you're considering life in a residential or care home.

Meanwhile there are so many things going on in our midst! We thought some of you would be interested to know more about Lymington Baptist Church,which organises a very community minded Fun Day in July about which more news to come shortly.

The articles in Lymington Life are written by the editorial team at Lymington.com and business owners. The reviews express the personal views of the author. If you would like to promote your business or enterprise in this way on lymington.com, please contact us.

Care Quality Commission rates Colten Care as provider of choice


Care Quality Commission RATES Colten Care As provider of choice   All 19 of the established care homes built and run by South Coast operator Colten Care have been officially rated ‘Good’ by [ ... ]

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Shrove Tuesday: how do you eat your pancakes?

Shrove Tuesday: how do you eat your pancakes?  by Gill Hepburn Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 40 days leading  [ ... ]

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Music for well-being for Lymington people living with dementia

  New Lymington music groups 
Two new community groups for people living with dementia and their carers   Active music-making sessions including singing, playing and gentle movement [ ... ]

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Respite care can give you all a well-deserved break

Respite care can give you all a well-deserved break. Rest and rejuvenate at a Colten Care residential and nursing home on a regular or one-off short stay.   Caring is a full time job and one w [ ... ]

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Lymington's Saturday Charter Market

Lymington's Saturday Charter Market a traditional market, established in the 1250s.    A brief history of Lymington Market The Earl William de Redvers was quick to note the opportunity t [ ... ]

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Lantern-making with Brockenhurst College at Woodpeckers

Lantern-making heralds Chinese New Year Brockenhurst College students spend time with residents at Woodpeckers A lantern-making party with young visitors was the ideal start to Chinese New Year cele [ ... ]

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Considering a care home? Summer open events will give you a tasterConsidering a care home? Summer open events will give you a taster

Considering a care home? Look at all the options as you grow older. Colten's summer open events will give you a taster of how life can improve in a care home.   One thing is inevitable: we are [ ... ]

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How to explain about dementia to children and young people

How to explain about dementia to children and young people.   Finding out that someone close to you has dementia, and then coping with it from day to day, can be distressing for everyone involv [ ... ]

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New music group for people with dementiaNew music group for people with dementia

New music group for people with dementia. Dementia specialist care home in Lymington, Linden House is hosting a new community music group.
Linden House, the Colten Care-owned home in New Street, is  [ ... ]

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Two hundred and eight happy returns to Doris and Joan!

Two hundred and eight happy returns to Doris and Joan! Two ladies with a combined age of 208 have celebrated their birthdays at Lymington's Court Lodge.
Staff at Colten Care's Court Lodge joined Joa [ ... ]

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Colten Care Lymington News

The other side of this week's news about Colten Care Lymington  Colten Care Lymington has been in the news this week. It's not for us to comment on that particular news story about which few of [ ... ]

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Attendance Allowance News Affects Many Older PeopleAttendance Allowance News Affects Many Older People

Attendance Allowance abolition would affect many older people in the New Forest   Article by Celia Burgess on behalf of HOPe New Forest – Helping Older People - February 2016   To sign [ ... ]

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Zany Zebras designed in Lymington in Southampton this summer!

Zany Zebras designed in Lymington will hit Southampton this summer! For 10 weeks from Saturday 16th July 2016, Marwell’s Zany Zebras will gallop through the streets of Southampton.  Updated 3 [ ... ]

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70th Wedding Anniversary at Belmore Lodge Care Home

Richard and Hilda's Belmore Lodge Platinum Party 70 years of wedded bliss thanks to love, laughter and mutual respect    We're really delighted to share this story -  living in a go [ ... ]

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Elsie's 100 Birthday Celebrations with her grandsons Elsie's 100 Year Tee at Linden House

Expert in the Long Game - Elsie's 100 Year Tee at Linden House     Former golfer Elsie Knopp teed off her 100th birthday celebrations in Lymington, with the help of her two grandsons from [ ... ]

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Daring Carers skydive for hospice

Local Colten carers skydive for Oakhaven. 'Daring carers' Sophie Ackroyd and Jodie Endacott raised over £1,600 for Lymington's Oakhaven Hospice Trust by jumping from an aeroplane.   Sophie an [ ... ]

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Enjoying the therapeutic effect of animals at Court Lodge.

Enjoying the therapeutic effect of animals at Court Lodge. Longdown's mobile farm delights Colten Care home's residents and visitors. THERE was fur and feathers-a-plenty when care home residents wer [ ... ]

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Care home chefs whisk up tasty treats for National Cupcake Day

Care home chefs whisk up tasty treats for National Cupcake Day Swirls, sprinkles and icing are among the vital ingredients as Colten Care chefs help residents enjoy the UK’s first National Cupcake  [ ... ]

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Studio tour tunes care home residents into DJing

Studio tour tunes care home residents into DJing. Residents from a Lymington care home turned DJs for the day when they visited New Forest Hospital Radio.   The six-strong party from Colten Ca [ ... ]

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ENCOURAGING LEADERSHIP. Participants at Colten Care's Nurses Day conference at the AFC Bournemouth stadium. Lymington care home group celebrates nursing excellence.

Lymington care home group celebrates nursing excellence. Lymington-based care home group, Colten Care, brought together nearly 100 team members for a celebration of nursing.   Among the part [ ... ]

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