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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. 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

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Kernow Kones

We are very fortunate to have our own ice cream cart, known as 'Kernow Kones'. It comes around regularly and residents, visitors, staff and workmen are offered ice cream. It has been a real treat during the hot summer months. It even has its own jingle!

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Every Monday afternoon, we get a group of people together in the dining room for our 'Flexercise' sessions. We exercise to lively music using various pieces of equipment that enable us to move, stretch and flex – and we have a good laugh!

We play ball and shake musical instruments and, in between the exercises, we do more stretching and lots of breathing to fill our lungs. We always finish with a well-deserved cup of tea and a cake. After all, we can’t be good all the time!

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Flower Arranging

We’ve been busy arranging flowers for the home during the pop up café. Pictured is Sarah, surrounded by vases of flowers we have bought and greenery picked from our gardens. We enjoy looking at the flowers, smelling and naming them and in the end, we arrange vases for our welcoming areas and for all our tables, so residents can enjoy them whilst dining.

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10 Years of Service

Sue Thomas was presented with her 10 year Long Service Award by Careen Harris. Sue has worked as a Carer on different units and spends her days working closely with Carers, Nurses and other professionals, ensuring that residents are well cared for and enjoy their days. Sue’s often out in the car on home visits or trips out.

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Summer Newsletter

Please click here to read the summer edition of the Kernow Kewsel.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Having a Treat

We have followed both the football and Wimbledon with great interest and were quite disappointed when England got knocked out of the World Cup. Nevertheless, as many of us are keen followers of sports events, we continued to cheer on our favourite team and tennis player.

We watched the Wimbledon Men’s Final whilst enjoying a glass of Pimm's with strawberries & cream. Pictured is Archie and Gwen tasting their first ever Pimm's, although theirs is alcohol-free. Later in the day, we watched the football final with a pint of beer and some snacks.

Whatever will we do next week, when all the football and tennis is over?

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