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Supporting MS Awareness Week From 22nd - 28th April

Supporting MS Awareness Week From 22nd - 28th April

We are marking MS Awareness Week which, runs from 22nd – 28th April to raise awareness of the condition and support the important work the Multiple Sclerosis Trust & Multiple Sclerosis Society do throughout the year.
MS is a lifelong and uncurable neurological condition that affects the n...

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Monday 22nd April 2019 10:12am

Happy Easter From The Island Residential Home!

Happy Easter From The Island Residential Home!

Whilst Easter may be a bank holiday for many, we continue to provide valuable support to our residents and our incredible team continue to deliver care support throughout the Easter break.

We would like to thank our team for the dedication and passion that they show and particularly in givin...

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Friday 19th April 2019 6:52pm

A Trip To The Library

A Trip To The Library

A popular pastime for some residents is getting into a good book, so we recently took a trip to the local library, where we had a good look round before choosing our favourites to book out.

Activities Coordinator Jackie led the way with both fiction and non-fiction being popular choices. After a...

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Monday 15th April 2019 2:52pm

A Trip Out For Lunch

A Trip Out For Lunch

As the weather warms up we are looking forward to mote trips away from the home and recently Steve & Chris enjoyed a visit to Beanos cafe.

The cafe is based in Sheerness and the pair tucked into a full english breakfast that went doen a right treat.

We are looking forward to more trips out...

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Wednesday 10th April 2019 9:37am

Celebrating 12 Years With Sandra!

Celebrating 12 Years With Sandra!

We have another work anniversary to celebrate this week and recently caught up with Care Assistant Sandra, who has now been with us for over 12 years.

Sandra joined the team because she wanted to make a difference and certainly does that through her role! She is an incredibly valued member of the...

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019 10:13am

Happy 18th Work Anniversary June!

Happy 18th Work Anniversary June!

We have started a new initiative here at our home in an aim to recognise and thank our team for their length of service and dedication to their roles.

This initiative launched in March and we are delighted to have thanked Care Assistant June who has marked her 18th work anniversary!

Over the p...

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019 9:56am

Internet Cafe

Internet Cafe

The internet is a powerful tool which can bring with it many benefits to our residents and this includes email, films, Skype, reminiscing and much, much more.

We recently had an internet cafe morning where we hooked up some tablets to the WIFI and spent some time researching and getting the...

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Thursday 21st March 2019 2:01pm

Music With Helen

Music With Helen

We have an engaging activities programme here at our home and were recently joined by Helen, who led an excellent session focussed on music and movement.

As well as being therapeutic, music sessions are extremely fun. Helen gave residents tambourines, shakers and maracas to play along with some l...

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Tuesday 19th March 2019 12:43pm

Comic Relief Fun!

Comic Relief Fun!

Staff, residents and even visitors have been having some fun today in aid of Comic Relief!

As well as some games and enjoyable time together, we have been taking a few cheeky photo snaps that are full of joy and laughter.

For us at The Island Residential Home, comic relief is all about letting...

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Friday 15th March 2019 9:12pm

A Night With The Stars!

A Night With The Stars!

Recently residents took a trip to see Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra tribute acts at a local theatre in Maidstone!

The group enjoyed the live music including some big hits such as Bublé’s ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ and Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New Y...

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Wednesday 13th March 2019 1:44pm