Activities at Emily Jackson House Care Home

Our activities team continues to offer a wide range of activities to both mentally and physically stimulate our residents. Our activities include one to one shopping, group outings in our minibus, and regularly attending our local church and bowling club. We also enjoy the entertainment from the musicians who come and visit us as well as our PAT dog. We have a range of activities so residents with all abilities and talents can join in activities and social gatherings. We encourage families and volunteers to share the joy with us by taking part in our social events as well.

Enriching life
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Paula McGill

Activities Lead

Hi, My name is Paula and I am the Lead Activities Coordinator here at Emily Jackson House. I absolutely love supporting our residents to take part in meaningful activities and delivering a person centered activity program. 

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Emily Jackson House Care Home

Music and Other Things

Music is an important part of life at Emily Jackson House but we do lots of other things.

Recently we have been playing Bingo, Uno, balloon tennis , doing crosswords and Word searchs and making cookies The residents have taken part in a sensory activity and we have been making Easter decorations for our Easter trees.

With the help of our wonderful volunteer, Guy from local school – Sevenoaks School, Resident Tony has been building a model aeroplane.  Tony used to fly spitfires and used to navigate on them during the war.

Hand Bell ringers

A marvellous morning of music with the wonderful Angela and Sandra with their hand bells.

Handbells are one of the world's oldest instruments yet the handbells used today are sophisticated precision instruments which produce a beautifully rich sound. They are very much a visual instrument too and the residents enjoyed the synchronised movement of the shining handbells. They even got to have go!

This had very special meaning for resident Dorothy as she used to play the bells in the tower at church and one of her daughters played handbells too. So the visit brought back some happy memories.

Mother's Day & A Special Birthday

Emily Jackson House was busy with visitors all day last Sunday, with families visiting their mothers to wish them Happy Mother’s Day.

Several families stayed for a delicious afternoon tea to celebrate Mothering Sunday. Residents and their families enjoyed delicious cakes, sandwiches and of course, scones with cream and jam.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for such a lovely afternoon, we all had a really good time

We were also pleased to be able to celebrate one resident’s 90th birthday. Happy birthday Roy!

Emily Jackson's Big Lunch!

Recently we held a ‘Big Lunch’ at Emily Jackson House and we had several families join us. The day was full of smiles, laughter and most importantly, family.

Thank you to the all the families that came to our first ‘Big Lunch’ and made it such a Brilliant day.

The catering team pulled out all the stops with a delicious lunch and Clayton kept us fantastically entertained with his wide selection of songs and his cheeky antics.

We also honoured to help Sue celebrate her birthday with her family including resident Tom.

Thank you to the wonderful staff who helped and to Maya, our volunteer from Maidstone Grammar School for Girls who made the day fantastic.

Minibus trip to play 10 Pin Bowling

Recently we took a group of gentleman residents to play tenpin Bowling.  The men had a great time.

They enjoyed the bowling, socialising and most importantly,  their favourite tipples after the game.

The men got very competitive and the scores at the end were very close.

We look forward to taking them again.

Valentine's Day and a Special Anniversary

We got into the ‘Valentine’s’ spirit today by making various decorations and creating a ‘Memory tree of love’. Residents wrote their loved one’s names on hearts and decorated our tree. It was lovely to hear everyone’s story of how they meet their loved one whilst we did the activity.

We also had the pleasure of celebrating a resident’s (and husband’s) 65th wedding anniversary!! The catering team made a beautiful cake which we all got to share.

So lovely to share these precious moments.