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Care Home Residents Celebrate Birthday at Broadstairs

Care Home Residents Celebrate Birthday at Broadstairs

Residents at Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, celebrated resident, Margaret Carver’s birthday with a celebratory trip to Broadstairs.   With the sun shining on the south east on Saturday 23rd July, there was no better way for Margaret to spend her special day than to take a trip to the coast and bask in […]

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Gravesend care homes celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday together

Gravesend care homes celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday together

The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s two Gravesend residential homes, Dene Holm and Edward Moore House, both came together at the weekend for a special celebration to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.   Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet was full to the brim at the weekend, when their friends from the Trinity Road residential home joined […]

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Care staff grant stargazing wish for Kent care home resident

Care staff grant stargazing wish for Kent care home resident

After visiting Ashdown Forest with his daughter when they were young, Woodgate care home resident, Jack Angus, made a wish, to once more enjoy a night of stargazing in the forest with his daughter.   Accompanied by care staff of Woodgate, The Wish Appeal granted Jack’s wish on the clear evening of Wednesday 4th May, […]

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Charity celebrates Topping out of new Tonbridge care home

Charity celebrates Topping out of new Tonbridge care home

Joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Tonbridge, the leader of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, local councilors and trustees of Abbeyfield Kent, the charity and housing association marked its new care home nearing completion with a Topping Out Ceremony.   Guests gathered at the site of the new care home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, […]

4th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Tenants Tuck in to Tasty Pies for British Pie Week

Tenants Tuck in to Tasty Pies for British Pie Week

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of National Pie Week by tucking into some classic British favourites.   Watling Court tenants never miss out on a special event and National Pie Week, which took place this week, was no different. The annual celebratory event takes place from […]

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Wish Appeal grants Christmas wish to bring sisters together

Wish Appeal grants Christmas wish to bring sisters together

The Wish Appeal granted a Christmas wish for Watling Court tenant, Anne Richardson, enabling her to have a festive lunch with her sister.   Ninety-year-old Anne, who has lived at Watling Court for almost four years, had not had lunch with her sister, who lives in a nursing home on the other side of Gravesend […]

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Christmas Coffee Morning raises cash for Herefordshire care home residents

Christmas Coffee Morning raises cash for Herefordshire care home residents

Rogers House Residential Home hosted its annual festive coffee morning on Saturday 5th December, raising over £350 for residents of the home.   The Wigmore residential home hosts a festive coffee morning each December, inviting residents, relatives and friends of the home to come along for a cup of coffee and stock up on handmade […]

23rd December 2015 | By | Reply More
Abbeyfield Kent discusses loneliness epidemic following John Lewis Christmas advert

Abbeyfield Kent discusses loneliness epidemic following John Lewis Christmas advert

Every year, the John Lewis Christmas advert is one of the most highly anticipated dates on the festive calendar, but with such a grave message behind this year’s offering, John Lewis and Age UK are calling for your support on a crucial issue.   The advert marks the start of the Christmas season for many […]

10th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home  residents relive youth at wartime weekend

Care home residents relive youth at wartime weekend

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Home spent a nostalgic day remembering their adolescence at the Fort in the Forties event at New Tavern Fort in Gravesend.   Accompanied by staff of the Northfleet residential home, the group of residents spent a sunny autumn afternoon viewing vintage vehicles, reminiscing to retro records and soaking up the […]

8th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Gravesend tenants go back to the 50s

Gravesend tenants go back to the 50s

Nostalgia was in the air on Saturday 12th September at Watling Court, when the home was transformed back to the 1950s for a retro party.   Staff and tenants of the Gravesend extra care scheme got together with their family and friends, for an evening of reminiscence and a drink or two at the scheme’s […]

6th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Flower arranging volunteers share reasons for giving up their time

Flower arranging volunteers share reasons for giving up their time

A group of volunteers who give up their Wednesdays to do flower arranging at Watling Court, shared their story of why they are more than happy to help out.   Phylis Aitchison, Marion Holden and Robert Sparks have been running their weekly flower arranging sessions at Watling Court for nearly three years, around 20 tenants […]

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Enthusiastic helper shares reasons for volunteering

Enthusiastic helper shares reasons for volunteering

Lynda Davis, a volunteer at Edward Moore House Residential Home, has worked many varied jobs but for her, nothing makes her as happy as volunteering.   “I’ve worked in the city, I’ve done the 9-5 but I am happier now. I think people can run themselves into the ground; you need to think about yourself […]

17th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Charity and housing association marks refurbishment with celebratory event

Charity and housing association marks refurbishment with celebratory event

The Abbeyfield Kent Society, has celebrated the completion of refurbishment on its Paddock Wood supported home, with a celebratory event on Thursday 23rd July.   Staff of the Society gathered with residents and associates at Margaret Fisher House in Old Kent Road to celebrate the refurbishments, which have added en-suites to all 10 rooms as […]

3rd August 2015 | By | Reply More
Animal therapy for Abbeyfield tenants

Animal therapy for Abbeyfield tenants

Last month Wild Science visited tenants of Watling Court for an educational and exhilarating animal show.   Tenants were treated to an extraordinary visit from a range of exciting animals, from corn snakes and cockroaches to millipedes and skinks. They were introduced to the unusual animals and told about how they live their lives before […]

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