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Christmas at The Island

Christmas at The Island

As of this week, Christmas has arrived at The Island. Although some may argue that it’s still a little too early for festivities, that’s definitely not the case here!
The residents kicked off the week with a day trip to Sittingbourne. They managed to admire all of the beautiful Christma...

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Wednesday 12th December 2018 11:00am

Life At The Island

Life At The Island

As we slip further in to December and people start the frantic rush to put up their Christmas trees, get ahead with their Christmas shopping and eat an abundance of mince pies, life has been going on almost as normal at The Island Residential Home.
The residents have been hiding from the rush and e...

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Tuesday 4th December 2018 8:38am

Any Excuse for a Party at The Island!

Any Excuse for a Party at The Island!

At The Island Residential Home we believe in celebrating at every opportunity possible, and this week we were in luck because it was member of staff, Chloe’s birthday!
As always with birthdays, everyone gathered round to sing happy birthday and give Chloe her card and a cake which was then sh...

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Wednesday 28th November 2018 9:25pm

PJ Party for Children in Need

PJ Party for Children in Need

We’ve all been there. It’s a cold miserable morning and we snuggle down further in bed and sigh to ourselves; “Do I really need to get dressed today?
The residents and staff at the Island were in luck last week, as they hosted a ‘PJ Day’ in aid of Children in Need. Dre...

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Wednesday 21st November 2018 8:14am

Remembering Our Heroes

Remembering Our Heroes

On Sunday, the entirety of the UK got together to mark 100 years since Armistice Day and it was no exception at The Island. Residents and staff alike came together to celebrate and remember those who have sacrificed for many during military conflict.
The Residents not only joined millions of others...

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Tuesday 13th November 2018 10:35am

2018 Halloween Party

2018 Halloween Party

Scaresville truly came to visit last week. The residents all put their scariest faces on and The Island was given a fitting make-over, after the staff and residents all got together to put on a hauntingly good Halloween Party!
Disguises were in full force when the face painting experts came in to w...

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Wednesday 7th November 2018 2:00pm

Singing - Good For The Soul!

Singing - Good For The Soul!

There are many benefits to singing and music and we know that here at our home so make the most of every opportunity that we get! Not only is singing great fun, but as one of the most interacted with arts there are a lot of songs and melodies that bring back some great memories and experiences.
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Thursday 1st November 2018 9:36am

Haunting Goings On Are Afoot!

Haunting Goings On Are Afoot!

One of the annual festivals we make a big effort for here at our home is Halloween. It is popular amongst both residents and staff because it creates the opportunity to let our hair down and have some fun!

Every year we decorate our home, dress in our scariest outfits, eat the scariest looking fo...

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Tuesday 30th October 2018 1:35pm

Celebrating 17 Years Of Employment With Lisa

Celebrating 17 Years Of Employment With Lisa

We are a like a big family here at our home and have an excellent team of incredibly dedicated staff, many of whom have chosen to build their career with us from the very beginning.

One of these is Lisa, who has recently celebrated her 17th work anniversary! Lisa first joined our team in 2001, st...

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Friday 26th October 2018 2:35pm

Life At The Island - A Trip To The Old Mill Cafe

Life At The Island - A Trip To The Old Mill Cafe

In what was a lovely trip out, residents hopped onto the bus and headed down to The Old Mill Cafe in Eastchurch, where they enjoyed a cup of tea and relax in the grounds.

In addition to activities enjoyed at home, trips out are extremely important for our residents as it gives them the opp...

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Wednesday 24th October 2018 12:24pm