Riverdale Court celebrate Chinese New Year

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Staff and residents at Riverdale Court joined together last Tuesday to celebrate the New Year with a day packed full of Chinese themed activities including music, craft decorations such as lantern and dragon making not to mention the vast array of Chinese cuisine on offer for residents to sample. Other activities included Chinese horoscope and practising Chinese calligraphy. Nicolas Kee Mew, … Read More

Big Fun days with Bell Decorating Group

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Since May the support from Bell Decorating Group has continued and they have had a busy year working with residents across Avante Care & Supports care homes and developing great customer relationships with staff.   Bell Decorating Group’s Community Engagement Coordinator Victoria along with one of Avante Care & Supports care home Activity Co-ordinators Emma, worked together during 2018 to deliver … Read More

Songs of Praise visit Sheppey

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.