Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at Sutton Valence Care Home
Celebrating Roald Dahl
Sutton Valence Care Home residents have been busy creating their very own book of short stories to honour and celebrate the life and works of Roald Dahl day on the 13th September.
Several of our residents at our creative writing group have put their heads together and came up with a selection of short stories which we have compiled into a book to showcase their talents and individuality.
The Activity Team have been very impressed with the ideas, imagination and dedication our residents have shown these last few weeks meeting to discuss ideas, plot and character choices as a group and also working on an individual basis to produce some very different and interesting stories for the book.
One resident said about her ideas for her story: I have wanted to write short stories professionally for many years and once before I very nearly had a story published so this was right up my street!
Hollywood Themed Day - Sutton Valence style
The residents at Sutton Valence enjoyed a day of glamourous fun and specially named cocktails to celebrate all that is great about Hollywood with themed music and quizzes about the good old days when Hollywood was great!
Our residents dressed for the part at our cocktail social with some specially prepared luxury nibbles created by our chef and had some lovely photos taken in all their finery in front of our home made Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame with a hand crafted golden star for each resident bearing their own unique stage name
It may not be great weather, but I think Yvonne's smile says it all as she visits her Dad Sam at Sutton Valence today. Its such a privilege to be able to facilitate a family reunion.
Annual Balloon release at Sutton Valence care home
Sutton Valence care home in Maidstone, continued their tradition of an annual balloon race. Each resident released a balloon with a message inside to see how far their balloon will travel. This fantastic event has taken place at Sutton Valence for many years and has become a tradition. The day’s celebrations started with a delicious and nutritious buffet for the residents. The staff and residents then went to our lovely gardens to release their balloons.
The weather was beautiful and there was excitement in the air as the the staff and residents took part in a countdown to release their balloons. The staff and residents watched their balloons until they travelled out of sight. Then of course like every good event we finished with a good old fashioned singalong
Win's 100th Birthday celebrations.
Its not every day that you receive a birthday card from the Queen. However this week, Win turned 100 years old and received the great accolade of a birthday card from her Royal Highness the Queens Elizabeth 11. The team here at Sutton Valence took the opportunity to throw a party for all our residents to honour Win on her special day.
During the last few months the gardener Peter and residents have created a beautiful fountain centre piece in our central garden courtyard, the local scouts group led by Kaz Filmer personalised large pebbles, hand painted, resident planted seed that bloomed into stunning colourful smiles across the weeks.
The fountain was purchased and head gardener Peter created with the help of residents the colour scheme they wanted, even making lovely additions with a solar fountain, bird boxes handmade and painted for the walls and trees and a squirrel feeder.
The home manager, Robert Dura May, said his pride in the staff and residents is immense and a lovely garden party was held to celebrate the final scheme.