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Supporting Dementia Action Week 2018

Supporting Dementia Action Week 2018

Many of our residents experience dementia and we are proud to be supporting Dementia Action Week 2018 from 21 - 27 May.

Dementia Action Week is a week long campaign run by the Alzheimers' Society to help raise awareness and bring focus to the difference that people can make to support someon...

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Sunday 20th May 2018 11:12pm

Visit To Howletts Wild Animal Park

Visit To Howletts Wild Animal Park

We have worked with residents to develop a programme of events and outings this year and residents recently enjoyed a trip out to Howletts Wild Animal Park, which was a popular choice.

The group of residents jumped on the bus, enjoyed the sunshine and made the most of the many animals that r...

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Thursday 17th May 2018 9:24am

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Care Assistant Nicola has been awarded our Hero of The Month award for April!

Nicola is an unsung hero here at our home. She is very flexible and always happy to step in to help when is needed. She particularly provides support covering cooking shifts!...

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018 11:13am

Sue's Story

Sue's Story

2018 marks our 30th anniversary and we recently caught up with with Sue, who is one of our longest serving members of staff to hear her story:

"I started with The Island Residential Home in 1990 as a bank staff, but soon became permanent.

I chose to join the team here because it was short...

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018 10:46am

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Care Assistant Dawn has been awarded our Hero of The Month award for March!

Dawn covers our night shifts and is an extremely passionate, dedicated member of staff. She loves her role and we are proud of her for achieving this award.

Our Hero of The...

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Friday 20th April 2018 1:38pm

Kuldish's Story - Celebrating 30 Years

Kuldish's Story - Celebrating 30 Years

2018 marks our 30th anniversary and we recently caught up with director Kuldish, who has led our service from day one. Kuldish shares our story here:

“I always used to want to be a nurse and started working as a Care Assistant in a hospital as it gave me the chance to make a difference thro...

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Friday 20th April 2018 1:27pm

Supporting Parkinson's Awareness Week 2018

Supporting Parkinson's Awareness Week 2018

We are pleased to support Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2018, an annual campaign run by Parkinson’s UK, from 10-16 April. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition, which currently has no cure and it is still unknown as to why people develop the condition. Around 127,000 pe...

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Tuesday 10th April 2018 4:14pm

Life At The Island

Life At The Island

We have a diverse programme of activities here at our home and have recently enjoyed the sunshine at Old Mill Coffee Shop in Eastchurch.

Residents headed down to the local coffee shop where they enjoyed a selection of hot drinks and took in the great outdoors.

Our trips out are complimented by...

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Monday 9th April 2018 12:47pm

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Easter is a highlight of the year for staff and residents at our home and we have spent the month getting decorations prepared as we look forward to the bank holiday weekend.

Residents have been making some decorated eggs, Easter bonnets and other items to display in the home and our chef has bee...

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Friday 30th March 2018 10:24am

Life At The Island

Life At The Island

With temperatures down as low as -16 over Kent this week and plenty of snow in the air, we have had our full compliment of snow at our home!

Residents have been enjoying making snowmen indoors whilst the staff have been getting in the mood when they can outside.

So far, we have had over 15cm o...

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Wednesday 28th February 2018 9:07am