Tag: The Abbeyfield Kent Society

Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

Lawson House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s extra care housing scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, reached a key milestone in the development last week, as the final roof tiles were fitted.   As its spring 2018 completion date approaches, the charity’s new Martin Square extra care housing scheme reached a key milestone in the development last week, […]

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents make the most of the final few days of summer with a trip to Broadview Gardens

Residents make the most of the final few days of summer with a trip to Broadview Gardens

As the summer ends, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home made the most of the final warm days by taking a trip to the nearby Broadview Gardens. On a sunny morning, the group of residents made their way to visit the unique garden, which is originally designed and maintained as a teaching resource for […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Canterbury Cathedral service celebrates The Abbeyfield Kent Society 50th anniversary

Canterbury Cathedral service celebrates The Abbeyfield Kent Society 50th anniversary

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. On 10th October, it celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Canterbury Cathedral service and a performance by the prestigious Invictus Games choir. The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a registered charity providing care and housing […]

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25th anniversary celebrations for Gillingham care home

25th anniversary celebrations for Gillingham care home

Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore, Gillingham, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week, with a party alongside family and friends. Opening its doors in 1992 as the first care home in the county to provide 24-hour care, compassion and companionship, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Wigmore care home celebrated the significant milestone with a party […]

26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Herne Bay Air Show enjoyed by care home residents

Herne Bay Air Show enjoyed by care home residents

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took their annual trip to Herne Bay to watch the eagerly anticipated airshow. Accompanied by staff and joined by thousands of other excited spectators, residents of the Dene Holm Road care home made their way to Herne Bay last week to watch the town’s annual celebrated air show. […]

5th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Summer House in Resident’s Memory Officially Opens at Gravesend Care Home

Summer House in Resident’s Memory Officially Opens at Gravesend Care Home

Staff and residents at Edward Moore House Residential Care Home recently celebrated the opening of their lovely new summer house, which was kindly donated by former resident, Raymond Simmons.   Beautifully refurbished and repainted by staff of the Trinity Road care home, the summer house now sits proudly in the garden, ready for use by […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Kemsing care home residents were joined by local school children for an afternoon of fun and games

Kemsing care home residents were joined by local school children for an afternoon of fun and games

Residents of The Dynes Residential Care Home in Kemsing were joined by a group of local primary school children for an afternoon of fun and games. Surrounded by Jenga, Scrabble and Snakes and Ladders, the Nightingale Road residents spent a rainy afternoon laughing, joking and playing board games with pupils of the local primary school. […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents enjoy a bit of pampering

Gravesend care home residents enjoy a bit of pampering

As the Great British Summer paused for a spot of torrential rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Home were treated to an indulgent afternoon of pampering. Is there a better way to spend a rainy summer afternoon than relaxing in your slippers, sipping tea and being pampered by those around you? Residents of the Dene […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents at Canterbury care home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon

Residents at Canterbury care home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon

Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon sprucing up the outside areas. Accompanied by the Craddock Road residential care home’s activity coordinator, residents dug out their shovels and threw on their sun hats, ready for an afternoon in the garden.   The residents tidied up the […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Kemsing care home residents enjoy River Medway cruise

Kemsing care home residents enjoy River Medway cruise

Residents of The Dynes Residential Care Home in Kemsing enjoyed an afternoon river cruise along the winding River Medway, courtesy of the Rotary Club. With the sun shining and our British summer in full swing, the keen sailors headed out from the Nightingale Road residential care home, ready for a day sailing down the River […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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