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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kelly Showell

I have been working at Newington Court as the Activities Coordinator since May 2017. Prior to this, I worked at Newington for two years as a Healthcare Assistant.

On a weekly basis, I plan the activities to ensure that everyone enjoys something throughout the week. I also organise trips out in our minibus, including lunch at the pub, trips to the beach, the cinema and many more places. I cater for all residents on a day-to-day basis and try to make life at Newington as fun and as personal to them as possible.

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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An Entertaining Evening

Staff and relative's children joined residents for an afternoon of cake decorating and a movie. The children also visited some less mobile residents so that they could join in the fun.  A movie and popcorn followed to end an afternoon of fun and laughter.

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Ladies & Gentlemen

Our Activities Coordinator, Kelly, has recently arranged two trips to a local pub/restaurant for a gentlemen's afternoon and a ladies lunch outing. The gentlemen enjoyed lunch and a pint whilst looking out over the local cricket green at a match, whilst the Ladies enjoyed a three-course lunch and a ‘girlie’ natter. Kelly is arranging different outings in the future with visits to the local garden centre and afternoon boat trips already planned.

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A Cinderella Story

Tickled Pink Productions visited our home to put on a performance of Cinderella - and the residents loved it!

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Dressing Up for Christmas

Our famous chef dressed up as Father Christmas and our little carer joined him as Santa's little helper at our Christmas fare.

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Charity Bike Ride

Newington Court held a charity bike ride with a difference on the 14th - 16th May which raised a fabulous £456.00

Staff at Newington Court took to their bikes to pedal 412 miles from Sittingbourne to Dublin (just for a pint of guiness and a glass of water from the Liffey)

The challenge took 3 days to complete with 10 entrants plus add hoc bike riders, the staff fitted in the riding duties when work commitments allowed….oh sorry the bikes were static just in case you thought we were skiving.

To our joy we raised the money for our youngest resident who has been with us for over 11 years and suffers with MPS (Mucopolysaccharide Disease) and is the oldest surviving person in the UK who suffers from the life limiting genetic condition.

Mum and Dad are always here to support Newington Court at every fund raising activity, they are dedicated Parents and there support is very much valued by the Mary and the whole Team, Mum has a very lively sense of humour and keeps us all on our toes so thanks Rosemary & Harry you are inspirations and it was so worth it.

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