The internet is a powerful tool which can bring with it many benefits to our residents and this includes email, films, Skype, reminiscing and much, much more.
We recently had an internet cafe morning where we hooked up some tablets to the WIFI and spent some time researching and getting the...
Music With Helen
We have an engaging activities programme here at our home and were recently joined by Helen, who led an excellent session focussed on music and movement.
As well as being therapeutic, music sessions are extremely fun. Helen gave residents tambourines, shakers and maracas to play along with some l...
Comic Relief Fun!
Staff, residents and even visitors have been having some fun today in aid of Comic Relief!
As well as some games and enjoyable time together, we have been taking a few cheeky photo snaps that are full of joy and laughter.
For us at The Island Residential Home, comic relief is all about letting...
A Night With The Stars!
Recently residents took a trip to see Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra tribute acts at a local theatre in Maidstone!
The group enjoyed the live music including some big hits such as Bublé’s ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ and Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New Y...
Six Key Nutrition & Hydration Tips
Looking out for the nutritional any hydration needs of our residents is extremely important and we are therefore supporting national Nutrition & Hydration Week from 11th - 17th March.
The goal of Nutrition & Hydration Week is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun i...
Resident Have A Flipping Great Time!
Today is Shrove Tuesday and we have been making the most of the opportunity by having a number of pancake flipping competitions!
Joined by staff and residents, we have been practicing our pancake flipping along with making the most of some scrumptious treats.
Residents enjoyed the day and it w...
Relaxed Indoor Throwing Games
Residents have recently been enjoying some indoor exercise with our throwing games in the lounge with various targets to aim for.
As well as being great fun, the games are one small way to stay active and keep those joints moving.
Residents benefitted from things such as quoits along with a ra...
Many of our residents have previously had a lovely garden and we have a large outdoor space at our home that has a number of planters in which bloom over the summer.
In preparation for this we have recently spent time planting seeds and decorating some pots so that they are ready for transplantin...
Residents Enjoy Some Jungle Themed Painting
Residents had a relaxing morning doing some jungle themed painting. From different wild plants to different wild animals our residents had the opportunity to paint a range of colourful creations.
The big happy smile on their faces was priceless as they painted away. Our residents approached thei...
Trip Out Shopping & For Lunch
Chris & David headed out shopping with Activities Jackie & enjoyed a thick-cut bloomer bread double bacon sandwich with coffee while David treated himself to a full and hearty English breakfast of smoked bacon, hash browns, baked beans, eggs, grilled tomatoed and French toast.
They were bot...