Meet our Activities Coordinator, Harvey Wickens

Harvey has worked at Kenwyn since February 2021. Starting life at Barchester as an Admin Assistant and progressing to Activities co-ordinator in September of the same year, he is the head of the Activities team. Harveys passion is the well being of the residents and this is what drives him each day. Harveys background is in Acting - he has a BA Honours Degree.

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.

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 Kenwyn Care Home

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Creature Feature Show visits Kenwyn

This week at Kenwyn we had more important visitors - and once more they didn't all come in the human form!

Creature Feature's visited us with some wonderful animals and reptiles.

Some of our residents chose to face their fears and even held the snake! (even Kenwyn's staff had a hold!)

Everyone really enjoyed this unusual visit.

Thank you

For all of Kenwyn’s enquiries, please contact: Adele.beaton@barchester.com

Or click this link to enjoy a virtual tour or to book an appointment.

https://www.barchester.com/home/kenwyn-care-home

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Easter Sunday at Kenwyn

A big happy Easter from all of us here at Kenwyn.

This morning our residents enjoyed a lovely Easter breakfast (hot cross buns included). The residents then all received visits from the Activities team all dressed in their Easter Sunday attire delivering chocolate and cards from local schools. We then proceeded to engage in our Easter Sunday quiz

Also a big congratulations to Katie Cooper, the winner of our Easter competition! Katie had the closest guess of how many eggs were in our special Easter cup!

For any queries please visit our website

www.barchester.com/kenwyn-care-home

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National Guide Dog Day

We have had a busy week of visits at Kenwyn, with some very special guests.

Here you can see a photo of George. George is a retired Guide Dog.

He came to Kenwyn to meet our residents on National Guide Dog Day.

Our residents loved him and as you can see here, the feeling was mutual.

Thank you to Guide Dogs UK for all you do and for arranging this lovely visit.

For all of Kenwyn’s enquiries, please contact: Adele.beaton@barchester.com

Or click this link to enjoy a virtual tour or to book an appointment.

https://www.barchester.com/home/kenwyn-care-home

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Kenwyn's new Book club

Today we would like to say a big thank you to the wonderfully helpful Trudy at Newquay Library & Information Service and Information Service.

With Trudy's experience, knowledge and advice, we have set up our brand new book club.

Reading a good book is perfect for mental and cognitive stimulation to keep the brain stay active and engaged.

Here at Kenwyn we recognise the value of reading for our residents - particularly reading in groups.

It is also proven to be effective in helping people with dementia to feel happier and more content.

Poetry for reading groups – particularly for people living with dementia can be a huge benefit. It has found that poetry engages emotions and can trigger memory.

For all of Kenwyn’s enquiries, please contact: Adele.beaton@barchester.com

Or click this link to enjoy a virtual tour or to book an appointment.

https://www.barchester.com/home/kenwyn-care-home

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International Firefighters Day

To all the crew at Tolvaddon Community Fire Station Thank you from all of us at Kenwyn Care Home on your special day - International Firefighters Day.

The day is shared with Firefighters Memorial Day. Again, Thank you

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Kenwyn's Nurses save the life of a member of the public

Five weeks ago a gent was driving near to Kenwyn care home in Truro and started to experience severe chest pains. That gent was Neil.
He had the presence of mind after seeing Kenwyn’s sign (and realising he couldn’t get to hospital quickly enough) to make a decision that literally changed his life.
He pulled into our car park (parking perfectly!) and made his way in a huge amount of pain to reception.
Two of Kenwyn’s nurses were immediately on hand to assist, Adelina and Sadie.
Neil was sadly in the middle of a significant Heart Attack.
He later spent quite some time in hospital where his consultants said that the swift actions of the Nurses in Kenwyn ‘categorically saved his life.’
We have stayed in contact with Julie, Neil’s wife, tracking his progress.
Today, Neil and his wife Julie returned to Kenwyn - in much happier circumstances - to thank our two incredible nurses.
What a fantastic outcome - We couldn’t be prouder.
 

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Upcoming events

Carer's Cafe is coming to Kenwyn

At Kenwyn Care Home will be hosting a Carer's Cafe on the last Wednesday of each month.

Starting June 29th.

Queens Jubilee in Kenwyn

Alfresco lunc sitting amongst friends in our beautiful gardens. With Strawberries and Pimms, along with ice cream,  we will be celebrating in style. 

Sponsored Walk from Kenwyn to Falmouth Court

Tea and a Tour

Tea and a Tour

Join us for tea and a tour of our home!