Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure are a major focus of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat is always be welcomed.
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 Herne Place Care Home
Residents at Herne Place in Herne Bay celebrated International Flower Day which took place on January 19th.
International Flower Day promotes the psychological boost that flowers can give to people. From growing and nurturing plants and flowers, to gifting flowers to show love and appreciation, and sometimes just the simple act of admiring their beauty – flowers have the power to make someone’s day.
Residents took part in flower-based activities throughout the day including, flower arranging competition, reminiscing about their gardens and flowers in the home’s garden, virtual visits to famous gardens on YouTube and a flower quiz which everyone really enjoyed. Their collective knowledge about flowers gained from years of gardening experience was very impressive.
Hadrian Rodriguez, General Manager at Herne Place said: “Our garden is a much loved space, residents really enjoy looking after the plants and flowers and watching them grow and change through the seasons. We don’t have many flowers at the moment so our residents very much enjoying the escapism of virtually visiting some of the most famous gardens in the world.”
CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR
Staff and residents at Herne Place in Herne Bay welcomed in the Year of the Rabbit with a day of celebrations and activities.
Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, the home was decorated with hanging red lanterns. Residents learnt all about the traditions and superstitions of Chinese New Year. Head chef Fran cooked up an oriental feast for lunch and residents enjoyed the delicious food washed down with Chinese plum wine.
Hadrian Rodriguez, General Manager of Barchester’s Herne Place said: “We have had a brilliant day, the home looks absolutely wonderful decorated all in red and we all had such fun finding out what animal we are, the associated traits and reading each other’s horoscopes. The residents loved watching videos of traditional lion and dragon dances too.
A resident at Herne Place said: “I loved the music, the vibrant costumes and learning about the Chinese Zodiac animal traits. A person born in the Year of the Rabbit is said to be kind, confident and strong. I find it fascinating to learn all about different traditions.”
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY – WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Herne Place care home in Herne Bay had a fantastic time celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day on January 27th, surely one of the best days of the year!
Overseen by head chef Fran, staff and residents whipped up a selection of different chocolate cakes from chocolate logs to cupcakes. Whilst they were in the oven the residents enjoyed a feast on a selection of chocolate bars and cakes along with hot chocolate.
General Manager, Hadrian Rodriguez, said: “It wasn’t just the residents that were excited when we found out there was a National Chocolate Cake Day, the eyes of all our staff lit up too – everyone loves chocolate cake and even better when there is a good excuse to eat it!”
A resident said: “II have eaten so much delicious chocolate today, I think this has to be one of my favourite celebrations.”
There was lots of Christmas spirit in the home today when the residents had a pre-dinner Christmas cocktail. They definitely went down a treat.
Christmas party with a visit from Santa
Residents were joined by family and friends today for Herne Place Christmas party with entertainment, a surprise visit from Santa and a delicious buffet.
Yesterday was a full pamper day ready for our Christmas party today. Karen was in the salon cutting and styling the residents hair whilst Laila was painting the ladies nails.