Songs of Praise visit Sheppey

AvantecareCare & Support

On Sunday 13 January Songs of Praise, presented by Aled Jones, will be featuring their recent visit to the Isle of Sheppey where they visited the Oasis Academy Dementia café. The 47-year-old, famous for singing Walking in the Air as a teenage chorister, spent a day on the Isle of Sheppey with a TV crew from the BBC. For the episode, due to air on the 13 January, Aled visited Blue Town’s Criterion Theatre and Heritage Centre and the Oasis Academy’s award-winning dementia café.

Communities where everyone has a vibrant and fulfilling life

AvantecareCare & Support

Riverdale Court care home in Welling provides care and support for those living with dementia. The home has a welcoming atmosphere where residents enjoy activities, go on outings and make friends with other residents and staff. At the heart of Riverdale Court is their Philosophy of Care, the Eden Alternative, where staff encourage social interaction, engagement, and work towards the eradication of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.

Melody for Me at Bridge Haven

AvantecareCare & Support

Bridge Haven care home have recently been visited from students at the Simon Langton Grammar school in Canterbury to undertake a project called Melody for Me. The project involves students performing a wide range of music to residents, involving them in singing and activity games, whilst building important friendships and relationships. Melody for Me was born from research by a … Read More

Bringing the community to Northbourne Court

AvantecareCare & Support

Last week clients from The Willow Day Care Centre enjoyed an afternoon movie and a portion of fish and chips at the Criterion cinema at Bluetown, Sheerness. Clients at The Willow Day Care are always at the centre of decision making for day trips out to places of interest and an afternoon at the cinema has always been a popular … Read More

Happy Memories

AvantecareCare & Support

We often go to Sheerness seafront, a place where Wendy and her husband would often visit after a long day at work, a place where they would walk together along the seafront and just talk. Wendy now has dementia and since her diagnosis she finds it more difficult to interact with loved ones and friends. Wendy’s husband and I felt … Read More

A trip to the flicks for The Willow Day Care Centre

AvantecareCare & Support

Last week clients from The Willow Day Care Centre enjoyed an afternoon movie and a portion of fish and chips at the Criterion cinema at Bluetown, Sheerness. Clients at The Willow Day Care are always at the centre of decision making for day trips out to places of interest and an afternoon at the cinema has always been a popular … Read More

Pilgrims View welcomes Executive Director of Filos Community Services

AvantecareCare & Support

As advocates of the Eden Alternative, Avante Care & Support was asked to meet with Dr Foo Executive Director of Filos Community Services, based in Singapore, to show how Implementation of the Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving the quality of life and quality of care for those living in care homes. Filos Community Services runs services for … Read More

Bridging the generations

AvantecareCare & Support, Vision

On Wednesday 4 July Bridge Haven care home welcomed three little visitors from a local playschool. Magpies, a village community charity run playschool based in Boughton, Kent, took three of their children along to Bridge Haven care home to meet with residents and staff for the morning.

Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace 2018

AvantecareCare & Support

The event was hosted by HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Not Forgotten Association, who welcomed over 2,500 guests from over 120 military organisations to Buckingham Palace for the Garden Party. The Royal Family has a long-standing association with the charity which was established in 1920, ‘To provide comfort, cheer and entertainment for the wounded ex-servicemen still in hospital … Read More

Pet interaction for Parkview residents

AvantecareCare & Support, Vision

‘We have a few pets at the home including cats, goldfish and guinea pigs and we were all really keen to introduce another pet to join the family. When Jo started to bring Rosie into the home she was so popular with our residents it made sense to see if we could look at other options with this. Rosie is … Read More