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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 […]

19th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents avoid snow and enjoy manicures and makeovers

Tonbridge care home residents avoid snow and enjoy manicures and makeovers

With the frosty weather well and truly underway, residents at Barnes Lodge were treated to an afternoon of pampering in the home’s salon and therapy room.   Snow has been falling and a storm is on the way, so what better way is there to spend a wintry afternoon than avoiding the big freeze and […]

18th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Now celebrating its 50th year, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has started work on its Maidstone extra care housing scheme, one of three planned projects in Kent, which combined, will provide care and housing for hundreds of older people.   The Larkfield extra care housing scheme, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, will provide 74 […]

12th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents enjoy a little indulgence

Tonbridge care home residents enjoy a little indulgence

Whilst many others are starting their new year diet regime, residents at Barnes Lodge in Tonbridge have been spending the cold and dark afternoons enjoying a little indulgence.   Christmas may be over for another year but residents of the brand new Tudeley Lane care home have been enjoying some belated festivities, in the form […]

9th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Weald of Kent School Choir join care home residents for Christmas carols

Weald of Kent School Choir join care home residents for Christmas carols

Christmas spirit was in the air at Barnes Lodge last week, when residents of the home were treated to an afternoon of carol singing by pupils of a nearby school.   The Weald of Kent Grammar School Choir took the short trip down the road to visit the new care home, meet the residents and provide […]

3rd January 2017 | By | Reply More
Oh yes it is ’tis the season for panto for extra care tenants

Oh yes it is ’tis the season for panto for extra care tenants

Following their Christmas party this week, tenants of Watling Court spent another festive evening getting to the spirit of Christmas watching the annual pantomime at The Orchard Theatre.   As it is the season for pantomime (oh yes it is!), tenants of the Gravesend extra care housing scheme took a trip to Dartford on Friday, […]

23rd December 2016 | By | Reply More
Whitstable care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

Whitstable care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

Florrie Wilson, a resident at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s supported home in Whitstable, celebrated her 100th birthday on 30th November.   Born in London amid WW1, Florrie spent her young days living in Kensington with her family, before taking her first job working in the city in an office.   “I always wanted to be […]

8th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend extra care tenants get crafty for Christmas

Gravesend extra care tenants get crafty for Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme decided to turn their hand to some festive crafting.   It may only be November, with Halloween and Bonfire Night barely over, but tenants at Watling Court have been embracing the upcoming festivities by injecting a bit of festive fun into their weekly […]

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