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News Archive - First Taste Charity

First Taste’s DIG Project
Celebrating First Taste’s DIG Project

Friday 7 July saw First Taste Charity’s Patron, Baroness Estelle Morris, and Derbyshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Linda Chilton, joining residents of Longmeadow Care Home and the children from Darley Dale County Primary School to celebrate the end of this year’s intergenerational DIG (Developing Interactive Gardens) Project at the Home. Since autumn of 2016 the children & the […]

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Hand Massage Training Course – September 2017

FIRST TASTE is offering another opportunity for FREE TRAINING to CREATE A RICHER ENVIRONMENT IN YOUR CARE HOME.   By inviting you and your staff for a practical day to enhance your skills and encourage calm and relaxation for older people in care settings. Venue – Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2EQ […]

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Teaching older people in care, a point of view

First Taste – TOPIC = Teaching older people in care Having worked in residential care homes for older people for the biggest part of my working life, I am extremely passionate about the quality of care each individual deserves and receives. Going into a care home is often perceived as the last vestiges of ‘home life’. […]

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Baroness Estelle Morris Encourages Gentle Chair Based Exercise for Frail Older People

Baroness Estelle Morris, Patron of Darley Dale based First Taste, launched the Charity’s latest chair based exercise CD “Yet More Music to Move” on Friday 13 May at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. This new resource has been produced specifically to encourage care / nursing homes’ & day care centres’ care staff to undertake sessions of gentle exercise coupled with reminiscence […]

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Baroness Morris’ visit to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

Intergenerational IT project between Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School students and residents of The Green Nursing Home in conjunction with First Taste Charitable Trust   10 Year 9 students from Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School have become teachers to residents of The Green Nursing Home, Dronfield. The students are teaching residents how to use iPads by helping […]

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Our Chairman & Vice-Chairman meet the Queen

Shirley Davison, our Chairman, & John Simmons, our Vice-Chairman, were both invited to Chatsworth House on Thursday 10th July 2014 where – due the fact that First Taste holds The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, awarded in 2009 in recognition of the Charity’s the work with frail older people in care environments – they were […]

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Launch of First Taste’s new reminiscence film “Food For Thought”

Baroness Estelle Morris, Patron of Darley Dale based Charity, First Taste, welcomed local Derbyshire Dales MP & Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, and local  civic digmnatories (Cllr Peter Slack, Chairman of Derbyshire Dales District Council & Cllr Ian Walker, Mayor of Darley Dale) and Cynthia Machent, President of Matlock Rotary Club to the Whitworth Centre at Darley Dale on Friday […]

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