The Elms News

Simple tips to help keep your brain feeling young and healthy!

It’s true that as you get older it becomes a lot more difficult to learn new skills than it is for kids or babies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A professor from the University of California published a paper stating that using a childlike approach to...

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10 hobbies you should take up this summer

Hobbies are a great fun way to learn a new skill and do more of what you enjoy on a regular basis. And with summer looking like it’s going to stay for longer, why not take up a hobby to keep you active and creative this season. Here are some of...

Our boating life from 1978 – 2012

After spending many boating holidays on hired boats on The Thames and the Broads we decided it was time to invest in a boat of our own. During the last Broads holiday, we saw a wooden cruiser called Salamander II for sale which we liked the look of and subsequently...

David Ingleby shares his love for Canals and Rivers!

My name is David Ingleby and I live with my wife Elaine on Hawthorn Avenue. Both of us were born and raised in Peterborough and, after we married, moved through various homes in the East Midlands as my job in agricultural finance took me to different locations. Before Elaine and...

Common misconceptions about mindfulness you need to know!

Mindfulness and meditation sessions are becoming increasingly popular now, as it’s a great way to get away from our busy lifestyles. But there are still many people that don’t fully understand what it is all about. We’ve put together a few common myths about mindfulness to help clear any misconceptions!

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John Viney shares his best self-defence technique!

My name is John Viney, my wife Chris and I moved to The Elms in September 2012 after seeing The Elms on an episode of Homes Under the Hammer.
Suited up
I started martial arts in 1969, whilst serving in the Royal Navy, doing Karate...

Open Weekends at The Elms!

Take this opportunity to visit one of the finest family run retirement villages in the country where park homes are nestled within beautifully maintained grounds and its residents enjoy all the peace and tranquillity that life at The Elms can offer. Get in touch today to book a personal viewing...

Penny Prentice – From Torksey’s ‘Red Hat Ladies’

My name is Penny Prentice and I moved to The Elms with my husband Rob in December 2010. I was born and grew up in Hamble, Hampshire, but have lived most of my life in Yorkshire.My husband Rob is from Goole, East Yorkshire and that is where we were living...

diet tips

Top tips to help your diet work better!

Keeping in shape and eating well is important for a healthy well-being. With so many diet plan options out there, there is bound to be a plan that suits you and your lifestyle. Alongside the diet, it’s also worth considering other areas in your day-to-day activities and if they are...

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers – The Artist

My wife Margaret and I moved to The Elms in June 2011 from a village near Doncaster. Drawing and painting have always been a part of my life. My father was extremely capable of drawing. Making images from memory to entertain both myself and my sister, but he was more artistic...