Tag: The Abbeyfield Kent Society

Relaxing in the summer sun for Maidstone care home residents

Relaxing in the summer sun for Maidstone care home residents

With the weather cooling ever so slightly, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a summer day out at Mote Park in Maidstone.   Accompanied by activity staff and carers of the home, residents of the Dene Holm Road residential care home spent a sunny day meandering around the picturesque award-winning park, soaking up […]

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Extra Care residents spruce up garden for summer

Extra Care residents spruce up garden for summer

With the Great British Summer seemingly in full bloom, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent an afternoon preparing their garden for the warmer months ahead.   Armed with a variety of plants and flowers and hanging baskets aplenty, tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme dug out their aprons and pulled on […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home’s Cupcake day raises cash for Alzheimer’s Society

Tonbridge care home’s Cupcake day raises cash for Alzheimer’s Society

Staff at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home baked their way to raising £50 for the Alzheimer’s Society, by getting involved with National Cupcake Day.   Residents and visitors to the new Tudeley Lane residential care home were invited to enjoy a cuppa and cupcake, whilst raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Keen to get […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents welcome a new kitten to their family

Tonbridge care home residents welcome a new kitten to their family

They may already have a coop full of chickens in the garden but residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home recently welcomed a new pet to their family.   Barney, named after the Tudeley Lane care home, joined the family a couple of weeks ago, after a staff member’s cat had kittens and the residents […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care residents bowled over

Extra care residents bowled over

With some time to spare on a drizzly afternoon, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme set up a bowling alley in the home and enjoyed an afternoon of fun.   Tenants of the Ifield Way scheme were in a league of their own this week, when they got together to avoid a grey […]

15th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Preparing lunch is easy as pie for Canterbury care home residents

Preparing lunch is easy as pie for Canterbury care home residents

Whilst many of us might be thrilled at the thought of having our lunch prepared for us each day, residents at Connors House in Canterbury, decided they’d like to cook for themselves for a change!   For residents of the Craddock Road care home, being waited on isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Whilst […]

4th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Kent extra care residents enjoyed Easter activities

Kent extra care residents enjoyed Easter activities

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme didn’t put all of their eggs in one basket over the Easter holidays, with plenty of fun activities taking place.   With Easter decorations adoring the home and a bustling activity calendar, it would be difficult for tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme not to get […]

26th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents step into spring with flower arranging

Tonbridge care home residents step into spring with flower arranging

With the sun finally shining and spring looking like it’s on its way, residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a seasonal activity of flower arranging.   The new Tudeley Lane care home was filled with plenty of stunning fresh flowers last week, when residents got together to enjoy a spot of flower […]

15th March 2017 | By | Reply More
New Tonbridge care home residents visit Dame Kelly Homes’ cafe

New Tonbridge care home residents visit Dame Kelly Homes’ cafe

A storm may have been raging outside but that didn’t stop residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home from nipping out to enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake. With a storm causing chaos outside, residents of the new Tudeley Lane care home took a short trip to the cosy café 1809 in Hildenborough, […]

9th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Pancake Day proves stacks of fun for Northfleet care home residents

Pancake Day proves stacks of fun for Northfleet care home residents

Pancake Day certainly didn’t fall flat at Dene Holm Residential Care Home, with residents and staff getting involved with a pancake tossing tournament.   Residents of the Northfleet care home enjoyed some pancake flipping fun on Shrove Tuesday, when they got together in the dining room to enjoy a flipping contest.   The keen participants […]

7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents top off their week!

Gravesend care home residents top off their week!

Who needs a takeaway when you can make your own? Residents of Edward Moore House Care Home in Gravesend topped off their week by making their own pizzas.   With the wet weather looking like it’s here to stay, residents of the Trinity Road care home avoided the cold and spent a cosy afternoon indoors, […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Morning of baking is icing on cake for Tonbridge care home residents

Morning of baking is icing on cake for Tonbridge care home residents

An exciting afternoon of baking and decorating cupcakes was on the menu for residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge last week.   The group of enthusiastic bakers gathered in the dining room of the new Tudeley Lane care home last week, ready to embrace their inner chefs and enjoy an afternoon of cooking. […]

1st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home resident celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

Tonbridge care home resident celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

One hundred year old Gladys Joyce, who has lived with The Abbeyfield Kent Society for 13 years, celebrated her centenary birthday surrounded by her friends at family at Barnes Lodge.   Joined by family, friends, residents and staff of the new Tudeley Lane care home, Gladys celebrated a very special birthday indeed on Thursday 9th […]

23rd February 2017 | By | Reply More
A morning of pampering for Northfleet care home residents

A morning of pampering for Northfleet care home residents

A morning of pampering treatments went down a treat with residents at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet.   Staff brightened up the residents’ day at the Dene Holm Road care home last week, when they treated them to a therapeutic morning of indulgence and relaxation.   Residents of the […]

20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Canterbury care home residents grab a slice of the action!

Canterbury care home residents grab a slice of the action!

Residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury grabbed a slice of the action on National Pizza Day, and spent a morning making their own tasty pizzas from scratch.   Residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury celebrated National Pizza Day on Thursday 9th February, by pulling on their oven gloves and making their […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Gillingham care home residents mark Dignity Action Day

Gillingham care home residents mark Dignity Action Day

Residents and friends of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore honored Dignity Action Day on Wednesday 1st February, with a coffee morning and bake sale at the home.   With the scent of freshly baked cakes and brewed coffee filling the corridors of the Drewery Drive care home, Rogers House residents and their guests […]

8th February 2017 | By | Reply More
107 year old care home resident says”I feel like a teenager on a good day”

107 year old care home resident says”I feel like a teenager on a good day”

Abbeyfield Kent resident, Victoria Middlemiss may have turned 107 today, but she still likes to have a laugh with the staff at Rogers House residential home, where she has lived for almost eight years.   Born on 1st February 1910 in Sudbury, Suffolk to a big family, Victoria Middlemiss was a middle child of 13 […]

7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care tenants ring in Chinese New Year

Extra care tenants ring in Chinese New Year

A taste of the Orient was on the menu at Watling Court in Gravesend, when tenants got together to get into the spirit of celebrating the Chinese New Year.   Tenants of the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme got together on Saturday 28th January to commemorate the start of the Chinese New Year and […]

6th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents boost wellbeing with reminisce

Care home residents boost wellbeing with reminisce

Residents of Barnes Lodge enjoyed a morning of memory boosting reminiscence, using a variety of tools, including sounds and images.   Gathered in one of the home’s sitting rooms, residents of the new Tudeley Lane care home enjoyed a spot of reminiscence therapy, chatting to one another about their younger days over a cup of […]

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Northfleet care home residents get creative

Northfleet care home residents get creative

With the snow falling and storms on their way, residents of Dene Holm in Northfleet spent a cosy morning enjoying some creative crafting on Thursday 12th January.   Residents of the Dene Holm Road care home certainly are keen on their crafts, as they have recently committed to attempting to break a knitting related world […]

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