Meet our Activities Coordinators, Karen Olivant
As the activities team, we 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. We 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.
Activities at our 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!
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
World Roald Dahl Day!
Celebrating world Roald Dahl Day
This morning n celebration of world Roald Dahl day, residents have enjoyed a movie matinee and chose to watch “fantastic Mr Fox “
Mrs B laughed throughout and the film was enjoyed by all .
Refreshments and tasty treats were enjoyed along with some fun facts about Roald Dahl himself.
Eyes Down... Bingo Time!
Friendship group was a huge success this morning with a fun game of bingo in the coffee lounge.
We had great fun and an enjoyable time was had by all.
Socialising, enjoying refreshments and each other’s company made our friendship group an amazing time.
Newton House's Beach Day!
A wonderful and amazing day at the Newton House Beach day 🏖🏖
With the weather being a little dull outside, we bought the beach and sunshine indoors 🌞🌞
Residents have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with live music, refreshments, beach sensory and a fabulous visit from Francos ice cream van.
The event was a huge success and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone in making this such a wonderful day for our amazing residents.
Cheese and Wine Night at Newton!
CHEESE & WINE NIGHT
Residents this evening have enjoyed a delicious cheese & wine taster session.
Enjoying a variety of different cheeses, biscuits, grapes & wine.
An enjoyable time was had with lots of reminiscing, fun and laughter.
Don't forget Newton House still have their offer of 3 for 2 for ALL respite stays. To find out more get in touch today on 01476 578072 and speak to one of our fantastic team.
English National Ballet celebrate International Youth Day with us!
CARE HOME RESIDENTS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY WITH ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Newton House care home in Grantham were treated to a unique performance from English National Ballet to celebrate International Youth Day on August 12.
Prior to the day itself, members of English National Ballet’s youth dance company, ENBYouthCo, and their Creative Director, Richard Bermange, asked residents to submit their memories of going to see films over the years. The cast then used these evocative descriptions, along with Arielle Smith’s digital production of Jolly Folly, as inspiration for their performance.
On the day, residents were able to watch a performance of A Comedy in Long-shot, a dance film performed by ENBYouthCo, participate in a chair-based, creative dance workshop along with the cast and observe an open rehearsal where Richard and the young dancers created a performance inspired by the residents’ childhood memories.
Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, English National Ballet’s Director of Engagement said: “We are delighted to be sharing the work of our youth dance company, exploring the memories of Barchester residents’ trips to the cinema and uniting different generations of people together in one creative space. We hope these unique sessions will provide an uplifting experience and connect residents with the joy of dance and live music."
Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Barchester Healthcare, commented: ““We love working with our wonderful partners like English National Ballet to bring a wide range of fantastic experiences into our homes for all to enjoy. The session today was fantastic, our residents loved watched the talented young dancers perform.
“Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active and socially connected, providing a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities,” Lucy added.
Our Morning with Kesteven Rideability.
Residents were thrilled to be able to return to Kesteven Rideability for horse therapy this morning.
We were very lucky to have such lovely weather, albeit a little windy.
It was wonderful to be able to visit after such a long time. Karen & Liz at Rideability we’re incredible hosts as always and we all enjoyed Liz’s delicious homemade biscuits & cakes. Residents loved reuniting with Sasha the dog too
The bus drive home was amazing with everyone feeling overjoyed and discussing how lovely the morning had been.
Kesteven Rideability were established in 1988 and based in the Lincolnshire village of Hough on the Hill. They are an independent charity and member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association offering a range of riding and equine therapy activities for disabled adults and children. In a safe and supportive rural setting they provide an inclusive and exciting outdoor activity and the chance to interact with their beautiful horses and ponies in a positive and beneficial way.