On World Emoji Day, see our residents smile! ?

17 July 2020

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Today, Friday 17 June 2020, is World Emoji Day!  

And who doesn’t use (or love) emojis? ?

As we all know, emojis are fantastic for when a sentence or word just won’t do.

At Exemplar Health Care, not all our lovely residents like to use a lot of words. But as you can see from these photos, their faces tell it all.

Here are some of the memorable times we’ve seen a smile that made our day!

When one of our service users celebrated his birthday ?

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Having a birthday party is always a lot of fun – and for one of our residents at Neville Court in Barnsley, a birthday cake and a celebratory half-pint brought this great smile to his face.

When growing sunflowers in the garden ?


Michelle at Ravensdale in Leeds loves growing sunflowers – and as you can see, she loves checking on them and seeing them grow. Last year Michelle’s sunflowers were absolutely towering, so fingers-crossed for another bumper crop!

When enjoying the fresh air ?


During the good weather, Sue was delighted to spend time in the fresh air outside at Eastlands in Sutton-in-Ashfield. She was so happy just enjoying the fresh air and sunshine!

When celebrating US Independence Day Flag: United States on SoftBank

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Floyd, who’s American, seen here on the left, loves celebrating US Independence Day – and we at Brook View in Liverpool managed not to be too hurt that he was celebrating independence from the UK! On a side note, we LOVE the hot-dog costume!

When cooling down on a hot day! ?


During the mini heatwave a few weeks ago, some of our residents at Kingfisher View in Castleford took a dip in the paddling pool outside. As you can see, the paddling pool certainly brought a smile to their faces!

When doing arts and crafts! ?


At Fairburn Vale in Castleford, our residents got busy making stained glass wind chimes. The idea is they catch the light while hanging in the windows. Pretty!

When at the beach (in the garden) ?


Lockdown didn’t stop our residents making the most of the great weather. At Dearnevale in Barnsley, we had a ‘beach day’ – with water sports, flower garlands, and overall fun in the sun!

When seeing family during a (socially distanced) visit!


With lockdown, Geoff at Fairburn Mews at Castleford hadn’t seen his family in ages – so you can imagine how glad they all were to see each other again!

We’re delighted to add smiles, joy and fun to our residents’ lives, and make every day better for everyone we support. Here’s to many, many more smiles!

About Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs.

Our community-based homes and OneCare services provide person-centred care and rehabilitation that focuses on regaining independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

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Exemplar Health Care has 32 – and growing – homes across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West, North East and Midlands. Find out more about our homes here. If you want to speak to someone about making a referral to one of our homes, please contact our Referrals Team on 01709 565777 or email referrals@exemplarhc.com

Careers at Exemplar Health Care

If you or someone you know is interested in working with people who are living with complex needs, Exemplar Health Care offers a range of rewarding careers. Find out more about your career options and our vacancies here