Meet our Activities Coordinator, Yvonne Camber

I have worked at Newington for two years. I first joined as a Carer and, when the opportunity arose to become an Activities Coordinator, I applied for the position. I love getting to know the residents and finding out about their experiences before they came to Newington Court. This helps us to organise activities that will be of interest to them. It is a very rewarding to see residents enjoying activities and joining us on our regular trips and excursions.

Activities at Newington Court

Our Activities Coordinator here at Newington Court constantly strives to mentally and physically stimulate those we support in our home. We have our own minibus enabling residents to go shopping, to the local garden centre, out for fish and chips, and for boat trips in the summer. We also have regular visits from the PAT dog, musicians and entertainers. We hold cheese and wine evenings for residents and their families and our residents attend services at the local school for Remembrance Day and Christmas. The junior school also come in and sing for our residents at Christmas. The residents also attended a Christmas Party held at a local Grammar School hosted by the students.

Life at our home

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Ladies Who Lunch

For a Friday treat, Eileen, Sheila and Violet enjoyed a trip out to the local restaurant. The loved being 'ladies who lunch' for a the day.

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99th Birthday Celebrations

Emily celebrated her 99th birthday with a fabulous cake that was made by our talented Head Chef. She enjoyed doing crosswords with her songs everyday and reading books.

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Valentine's Arts & Crafts

Residents have been enjoying arts and crafts with our Activities Coordinators. They have been making Valentine's cards and gifts. On the actual day, we will be having a special Valentine's afternoon tea with homemade biscuits and cakes, with entertainment by the fabulous Rob T.  Families are welcome to join us!

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Music for the Soul

At Newington Court, we welcome live entertainers in almost every week. In January, residents have been entertained by Joy, Rob and ‘Elvis’. Music is so important to residents, especially those living with dementia. It is wonderful to see toes tapping and their reactions when songs bring back precious memories.

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Remembrance Day

Residents knitted poppies and created this display in recognition of Remembrance Day, which is on show in our local church. Residents also attended a service on the day.

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Remembrance Parade

On 28th October, we were visited by the 1039 Gillingham Sqn ATC Cadets of Gillingham.

They performed a remembrance service for residents and laid a wreath in front of our new planter. Resident, Mr. Pack read out a poem by Laurence Binyon. Afterwards they joined us for some sandwiches and light refreshments.

Residents have been knitting poppies that have been used on our remembrance wall, which shows the details of all of the Newington men who died during World War One.

On November 11th, we are going to see the parade in Sittingbourne and lay a wreath of our poppies.

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