Activities at Newington Court Care Home

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.

Enriching life
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Jo English

Activities Coordinator

I joined Newington Court in September 2021. After working as a Carer in September 2022 I became the Lead Activities Co-coordinator. It is a pleasure to care for our residents and make sure that their needs are met to the highest standards. Every day is different but it is a very rewarding job and gives a great sense of satisfaction. I am looking forward to ensuring that our residents are getting an enriched lifestyle and by getting to know them on a one-to-one basis making sure that we cater to everyone’s needs and interests.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Newington Court Care Home

Discovering VR

Our Residents have been enjoying the virtual world! VR provides users with an immersive, digital environment that can be interacted with in a realistic way. One resident has always wanted to sky dive and his dream came true in a virtual way today. There's lots more fun to be had with this amazing technology.  Our residents are always excited to try new things and this has proved a great hit with everyone.

A trip to the Cinema

Some of our residents enjoyed a trip to a local cinema to watch a dementia friendly screening of the classic film How to Marry a Millionaire.  They went in our minibus and stopped for coffee and cake on the way back.  It’s always fun to be out in the community enjoying activities from bygone days and it also gives a chance to meet up and chat with different people.

Salvation Army Carol Concert

Our residents enjoyed a wonderful Carol Concert when the Salvation Army visited us this week. They sang all of our favourite Carols and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to join in. It was especially nostalgic for one of our residents who had been a member of the Salvation Army herself for 20 years!

Christmas Wreath Making

Our residents had great fun this week making Christmas wreaths. The residents are all so creative and really enjoy the Arts and Crafts activities that we hold every week.  The wreaths have been added to the wonderful decorations that are all around the home for our residents and visitors to enjoy during the Festive Period.

Baking Club

Some of our Residents’ spent the morning baking today at the Baking Club!  This week it was Biscoff Cupcakes. The Baking Club, which is held every week, is always a popular pastime with our residents, ably assisted by our Activities Coordinators.

The rest of the residents enjoyed eating them with their afternoon tea.

Sensory Garden art

Some of our residents have been painting garden sensory ornaments as part of our new Sensory Garden with the help of our Activities coordinator Tracey. We experience the world through our senses and the new garden will be a great addition to our dementia friendly activities.