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Northfleet residents enjoy creative and creepy crafting for Halloween

Northfleet residents enjoy creative and creepy crafting for Halloween

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home have been getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween and enjoying a spot of creepy crafting, making decorations for their upcoming party. Residents of the Dene Holm Road care home have been busy preparing for their upcoming Halloween party, making lots of seasonal decorations to adorn the home. […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Abbeyfield Kent Society supported home residents form creative club

Abbeyfield Kent Society supported home residents form creative club

A group of residents at the Society’s supported home in Northwood Road, Whitstable have formed the Whitstable Creative Expression Group, enabling them to meet weekly and express themselves through creativity. Accompanied by one of the residents, Mary’s daughter and son-in-law, the group of artistic residents regularly get together to get involved with an array of creative […]

23rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Swooping visitor entertains residents at Tonbridge care home

Swooping visitor entertains residents at Tonbridge care home

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home had a hoot last week, when an owl swooped in to visit them at the Tudeley Lane home. No stranger to animals, as they have their own pet cat and chickens at the home, residents of Barnes Lodge enjoyed meeting a more unusual animal this week, when an […]

23rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Abbeyfield Kent Society to redevelop care home as extra care housing scheme

Abbeyfield Kent Society to redevelop care home as extra care housing scheme

The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a not for profit care provider and housing association, will be closing The Dynes Residential Care Home in Nightingale Road, Kemsing, with plans to redevelop the property as extra care housing.   Citing undersized rooms, the need for modernisation and viability as issues within the home, the Society has made a […]

9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Spirit of Abbeyfield Award for exceptional long serving volunteer

Spirit of Abbeyfield Award for exceptional long serving volunteer

Noel Dawes, a long serving volunteer at the Society’s supported home in Sevenoaks, was presented the charity’s Spirit of Abbeyfield Award at the annual ceremony on 28th September. The Society’s Spirit of Abbeyfield award ceremony takes place each year at Hempstead House in Sittingbourne and welcomes staff who have achieved long service or NVQs throughout […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer is seemingly slipping away, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took a trip to the beach, to enjoy the last few rare rays of sun. Accompanied by staff of the Dene Holm Road care home, the group of residents boarded the minibus, looking forward to a day of sun, sea and sand […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Northfleet Residents Celebrate end of Summer with Garden Party

Northfleet Residents Celebrate end of Summer with Garden Party

With a break in the rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet enjoyed a garden party this weekend, complete with entertainment. With the wintry weather holding off just long enough for staff to dig out the deckchairs, residents of the Northfleet care home were treated to an afternoon of fun in the […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

Staff of Edward Moore House Residential Home challenged themselves to a sponsored walk, to raise money for the residents of the home. Feeling inspired by the long summer days, staff of the Trinity Road residential care home decided to challenge themselves to a fundraising walk, in hope of raising some money, which would enable their […]

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the summer and getting stuck into a spot of flower arranging

Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the summer and getting stuck into a spot of flower arranging

With summer in full bloom, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spent an afternoon embracing a seasonal activity of flower arranging. Creativity was in the air at the new Tudeley Lane care home, when the residents go together to let out their artistic sides and create some beautiful bouquets.   Using lots of different […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Three members of staff celebrate 75 years of care in Gillingham

Three members of staff celebrate 75 years of care in Gillingham

Three members of staff from Rogers House, Abbeyfield Kent’s care home in Gillingham, have a combined total of 75 years of caring for our residents.   Lorraine Laker, Pam Hartmann and Val Banfield began their employment at Rogers House when the care home first opened in 1992. The three dedicated staff members have an extremely […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home’s garden party celebrates 50 years of caring in Kent

Care home’s garden party celebrates 50 years of caring in Kent

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. This week, it celebrates its 50th anniversary.   The Dynes Residential Care Home in Kemsing hosted a celebratory garden party on Saturday 20th May, to mark the Society’s 50th anniversary.   As the […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. Last week, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Residents of the Society’s supported home in Paddock Wood, Margaret Fisher House, were joined by relatives, friends and volunteers of the home for an early […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.   Easter is a time for a little indulgence, so tenants of the Ifield Way scheme decided to make the most of the opportunity to treat themselves and enjoy a spot […]

13th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to Dene Holm Care Home this week, where residents have been enjoying a spot of eggstra special Easter themed crafting.   With the Easter weekend quickly approaching, residents of the Northfleet care home got into the spirit of spring and got involved with an Easter bonnet making competition. […]

13th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheriff of Canterbury visits resident at local care home

Sheriff of Canterbury visits resident at local care home

Sheriff of Canterbury, Councillor Rosemary Doyle, made a festive visit to meet the residents and staff at Connors House Care Home in Canterbury.   The Sheriff of Canterbury visited the Craddock Road care home over the Christmas period, to meet the residents and staff and witness the crucial work the team does.   Bev Furr, […]

6th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Flower power arranging for Tonbridge care home residents

Flower power arranging for Tonbridge care home residents

Using flowers kindly donated by their local Sainsbury’s store, residents of Barnes Lodge, the Abbeyfield Kent Society‘s new care home in Tonbridge, brightened up a grey autumn day with a spot of flower arranging.   Using a variety of magnificently coloured flowers, residents of the new Tudeley Lane care home brightened up a dull and […]

16th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Gillingham care home residents enjoy coastal day out

Gillingham care home residents enjoy coastal day out

Residents of Rogers House Care Home in Wigmore made the most of the early autumn sunshine and took a day trip to Minster in Ramsgate, to spend a day at the coast.   Residents of the Drewery Drive care home didn’t let the fresh autumn chill put them off enjoying a day out, as they […]

27th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Northfleet care worker named Spirit of Abbeyfield 2016 Winner

Northfleet care worker named Spirit of Abbeyfield 2016 Winner

Mark Addison, Household Domestic at Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet, was presented The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Spirit of Abbeyfield Award at the annual ceremony on 29th September.   The Society’s Spirit of Abbeyfield award ceremony takes place each year at Hempstead House in Sittingbourne and welcomes staff who have achieved long service or NVQs […]

12th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Abbeyfield Kent Society Merges With Abbeyfield Beckenham

Abbeyfield Kent Society Merges With Abbeyfield Beckenham

The Abbeyfield Kent Society has merged with The Abbeyfield Beckenham Society, acquiring three new supported homes in Greater London.   With the merger, the Society has obtained three supported homes in Shortlands Road, Bromley Road and Oakwood Avenue, in Beckenham and Bromley. In total, the homes provide ensuite rooms for up to 29 older people […]

3rd October 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents’ day trip reaches new heights

Gravesend care home residents’ day trip reaches new heights

Residents from The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s two Gravesend care homes, Dene Holm and Edward Moore House, took a trip to Herne Bay to watch their annual air show.   Accompanied by activity and care staff, the group of residents made the exciting trip to Herne Bay to watch the annual spectacular air show on Sunday […]

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