Activities at Newton House Care Home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Enriching life
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Newton House Activities Team

Amanda, Sabrina, Karen and Jill make up our fantastic Activities Team here at Newton House. They develop and oversee an active living programme for each resident, which encourages mobility, social contact, independence and fun. Each and every person can thrive and live to their full potential with no day ever being the same. They bring great enthusiasm and spark to Newton House and have one passion, which is to deliver an amazing and vibrant activities programme to cater to all tastes and abilities. 

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 Newton House Care Home

Celebrating the anniversary of VE Day

A day dedicated to celebrating the anniversary of VE Day.

Joining together for reminiscence, facts & quiz time was a wonderful way for residents to share their stories of this important date.
Here are a few of our wonderful residents memories on VE Day…

‘I remember the night well, we was all dancing on the hill’ - Betty

‘I would count the aeroplanes on a night time and then count them again in the morning to see how many had made it’ - Pat

‘It was the first time I had ever seen a black and white television, I was working in the nurse’s home in Lincoln county hospital on VE Day’- Pat

The celebrations continued as we danced the afternoon away with the incredibly talented Emma Kelsey Vocalist performing a variety of songs including Vera Lynne which was very apt for the occasion.
 

Wyndham Park

A morning venturing out to the beautiful Wyndham Park, walking around the grounds and enjoy the stunning sensory garden. Some wonderful conversations were made about the history of the park and its surrounding areas.

Speaking about fond child hood memories, Joan spoke how she would go down the park and how she would go to the outdoor pool for swimming lessons with school, the teachers would stand by the pool in their coats, as the children had to break the frozen pool to get in.

Residents also enjoyed visiting the lovely cafe for refreshments before heading home

Before this we took a little detour, as Joan had said she would like to see what the house she was born in was like now, she was very surprised to see that it was just the same from outdoors  

 

Beeline for World Bee Day

Staff and residents were buzzing when they celebrated World Bee Day on May 20th. Created by the UN, World Bee Day is an annual global event raising awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping for the survival of our ecosystems.  Three out of four food crops across the globe rely on bees and other pollinators but those pollinators are under threat from human activities.

Residents and staff, who were dressed in yellow and black, had a bee-rilliant time learning about the history of bee-keeping and the importance of bees for food production from an informative documentary on their online activity platform Oomph Wellness. Residents then went on to create bee themed sun catchers which will be displayed in residents’ bedroom windows and also planted sunflowers in the garden for themselves and of course, local bees, to enjoy.

Cadbury's Virtual Event

Residents across our services had a wonderful time joining Cadbury for an interactive virtual talk on their fascinating 200-year history.

Residents joining learnt interesting facts about the chocolate giant, shared memories, and reminisced about their favourite sweet treats.

It was a heart-warming experience filled with laughter, nostalgia, and plenty of chocolatey goodness!

Home celebrates 5* rating

Newton House passed a recent inspection by the Food Standards Agency with 5 Stars, the best possible rating. The Food Standards Agency visited the home unannounced on the 30/04/24, and the home, run by Barchester Healthcare, was rated 5 Stars.

Sonia General Manager at Newton House said: “We are delighted that Newton House was rated 5 Stars following the Food Standard Agency’s most recent inspection. The team at Newton House work so hard to ensure the home has the very best hygiene levels so it is wonderful to have everyone’s hard work recognised.”

U3A Ukulele Performance

Residents and guests at Newton House care home in Grantham enjoyed an afternoon of grins with a live music performance that took place at the home. A local U3A group performed a selection of classic hits on their ukulele’s.

Residents joined in with the singing, and clapped along as the band performed. The hospitality team at the home also provided a spread of sweet and savoury treats for guests to enjoy during the show.


General Manager, Sonia said, “Our residents and guests had a wonderful day singing along with the wonderful performers. We do our best to provide a wide range of activities and entertainment at Newton House as part of the lifestyle enrichment programme for residents, and this was one of our favourites!”

Upcoming events

May

Join us for an 'a'MAY'zing month at Newton House 

Classic Car Show

Join us and Grantham Classic Car Club at our home on Sunday 23rd of June for a Classic Car Show

Newsletter

See what we have been up to in the latest edition of our newsletter 

Young Carers Cafe

Join us with for our Young Carers Cafe, presented by 'Farrow and Friends' every third Wednesday of the month from 5pm to 6pm.

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

Looking for a place to host a meeting? Look no further - pop in and see what we have to offer.

Don't Dine Alone

Enjoy a nutritious meal and good company every Friday. For only a donation cost and 48 hours notice. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to make a real difference enriching the lives of others? Become a volunteer at Newton House.

Coffee Morning

Join us on the last Friday morning of the month for our coffee morning.

Knit and Natter

Join us for our monthly Knit and Natter group on the Third Tuesday of every Month.

Wellbeing Coffee Morning

Every second Monday of the month. Make friends and enjoy a warm chat in our cafe area with snacks and refreshments.

Blue Light Break

Calling all Emergency Service workers. You are warmly welcome to join us for a break within our homes cafe areas.