Residents from Amherst Court care home, Chatham, were recently taken on a nostalgic outing to the RAF Museum in London.
The four gentlemen, Donald, Dudley, Geoffrey and Ken, were escorted on the trip by Dawn Christopher, Activities Co-ordinator, they all thoroughly enjoyed the day out, which included getting up close to many historic and ground-breaking aircraft.
Ken had previously worked at ‘Shorts’, a local aircraft manufacturer and was able to educate staff on various parts of the aircraft and how they worked. Ken clearly remembered his days as an apprentice and told humorous stories which made the day more special.
“We had a great day and the gentlemen thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I learnt a lot on the day too and came away with a lot more knowledge about the aircraft!”
Amherst Court is part of Avante Care and Supports group of care homes. At the heart of their work is their Philosophy of Care, where they encourage social interaction, engagement and the eradication of boredom.
Care staff help develop interests and hobbies within their care homes and provide as many opportunities to meet and make new friends. This is what sets them apart from other care services and is their primary goal.