Activities at our home
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Kenwyn Care Home
Red Nose - Comic Relief Day
Comic Relief Day is always fun at Kenwyn care Home. This year our activities coordinator Chloe dressed as a turkey ( why not ) and joined our residents for Armchair aerobics and cakes decorating. A good time was had by all.
Mary Quant Life and Times virtual talk at Kenwyn
As part of our life enrichment virtual programme, team members and residents at Kenwyn enjoyed a ‘Mary Quant Life and Time’ virtual talk, hosted by @VADundee.
The residents took a journey back to the swinging sixties and the height of liberated fashion with the first major exhibition in 50 years of the seminal British designer’s work. Everyone at the home was able to explore how her unique style developed from humble beginnings and went on to change the face of fashion forever.
Quant captured the spirit of the swinging sixties and pioneered a business model that reshaped the industry, making designer fashion far more accessible for women and men.
The talk also focused on Quant’s career and influences, the personal stories behind some of the stylish outfits in the exhibition, V&A Dundee’s #SewQuant campaign and even a peek behind the scenes.
V&A Dundee is Scotland’s design and opened on 15 September 2018. It is the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London, and presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from
Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Barchester Healthcare, commented: “Our varied life enrichment programme keeps the residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to the residents’ interests and abilities.”
Spring has Sprung
Spring is in the air and its time to start enjoying our gardens again. This morning some of our residents went into our gardens to enjoy the fresh air and sounds of spring. Long may it last.
It's starting to look allot like Easter
Residents and staff at Kenwyn Care Home are starting to prepare for next weeks Easter Celebrations at the home.
The modern tradition of eating chocolate eggs at Easter, is a fun child, twist on a religious Easter ritual. Maria our fabulous Deputy Manager is making sure all residents enjoy our Easter Celebrations which of course will include chocolate.
Our Bob Ross 'Paint-Along'
This week some of our residents participated in a Bob Ross paint-along. We put on a video of the famous artist and our residents were able to paint alongside him to create these great landscape paintings. Our residents really enjoyed this and we will be joining another paint-along shortly.
Understanding the year of the OX
The residents and Staff at Kenwyn Care Home welcomed in the Chinese New Year. Our Residents created Chinese New Year decorations, masks and paper crafts. 2021 is the year of the Ox so we retold the zodiac story and searched online to see which zodiac animal we all were. It was great fun and our residents found it so interesting.
Queen Elizabeth11 birthday celebrations
We love an opportunity to celebrate birthdays at Kenwyn Care Home, but this is an extra special birthday for an extra special person. Happy Birthday HRH.
Tea and a Tour
Join us for tea and a tour of our home!