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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Bea Porup

Bea has many years of experience working in elderly care and both experience and training in dementia care. She has also worked extensively with people with Huntington's disease. Bea works closely with Anna and our management team, nurses, carers and kitchen team to ensure our home has a vibrant environment with lots of events happening and varied opportunities for having both new and familiar experiences, making sure the people living here lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Activities at Kernow House

Our Activities Coordinators organise varied and regular events. The activities that take place depend on what our residents tell us they are interested in and the feedback we get from their families. We currently have pop-up cafes where we socialise and do crafts, Flexercise classes and the oppurtunity to go swimming in a nearby hydro therapy pool. Once a week we play bingo and we are often joined by families or friends during our social activities where they are always most welcome.

Living in Cornwall the surrounding countryside offers many beauty spots and we often have trips out to wherever our residents would like to go. At other times a walk to nearby shops or cafes is what we enjoy.

Kathy, our aromatherapist, delivers sensory sessions on each unit once a fortnight. She also offers private treatments. Ann comes twice a month and does a music workshop with us. Louise is our hairdresser and she is with us twice a week. The methodist community support us with hymn singing once a week and all denominations are welcome to partake.

Apart from these weekly events, we also celebrate special occasions and events and often have musical entertainers to visit but we also make our own fun. All staff take part in fancy dress or charity events that we support and often what we do evolves through interaction between residents and care or activity staff. All this makes Kernow House a vibrant place to be where things happen both as group activities as well as on an individual level.

Life at our home

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Summer Newsletter

We have had a busy few months here at Kernow House, and we have a lot more planned this Summer! Please click here to read our Summer Newsletter, the Kernow Kewsel.

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A Double Celebration

Congratulations to Housekeeper, Norma Wakeham, who recently received her 20 year Long Service Award; and to Nurse, Lindelwa Shude, who was presented with her 15 year Long Service Award. They both received a special badge and a very generous voucher to spend as they please/

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Employee of the Month - June

A relative nominated Mary Selvi Rajian and Vivian Labial for the June Employee of the Month award, saying that she could not nominate one without the other. Mary and Vivian were praised for being dependable and trustworthy and the person nominating them said they should have won for the past 3 years, because they're that good.

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10 Years at Barchester

Karen Ives was presented with her 10 year Long Service Award by our Regional Director, Alyson Murphy. Karen started out working as a Carer in another Barchester home, where she gained her NVQ in Health & Social Care. She went on to become the Home Trainer at Tyspane and is now working as an Operational Trainer. Well done to you, Karen!

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Celebrating Success

At Kernow House, we are very fortunate to have some staff who have been with us for such a long time. Pictured is Careen Harris presenting Administrator, Yvonne Emmins, with her 10 year Long Service Award.

On another occasion Sandy Hart, our Memory Lane Coordinator, and Care Assistant, Tess Allen, were both presented with their 25 year Long Service Award.

Many congratulations to all of you and well done! 

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Senior Health & Fitness Day

We marked this day by getting lots of new games in and playing throughout the home. It’s quite amazing how much exercise one can have whilst having fun. Of course, we already knew this, because we have a weekly Flexercise class, where we exercise and have a laugh. It’s very popular and anyone can join in!

We also offer other opportunities to exercise, including swimming in a nearby hydrotherapy pool, doing exercises with our physiotherapist, joining a weekly sports event in our local leisure centre or going out for a walk. It’s all good fun!

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