Latest News from Dene Holm, Northfleet

Clive and John with their prizes

Northfleet Residents Enjoy all the fun of the Fair

Nostalgia was in the air at Dene Holm Residential Care Home last week, when residents enjoyed a reminiscent afternoon at the fairground, without even needing to leave the home!

Margaret with the butterflies

Northfleet Residents Enjoy Flying Visit to Butterfly Experience

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home visited the tropical garden at Millbrook Garden Centre last week, eager to see a variety of butterflies flying around them.

Dene Holm residents on the way to the pub

Northfleet Residents Enjoy Sunny pub Lunch

Making the most of the heatwave, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet headed out for lunch in the sunshine at the local pub.

Dene Holm Residents Prepare for Right Royal Knees up!

As the final preparations for the royal wedding are being made in Windsor, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home have been making theirs too, ready for the big day on Saturday!

Northfleet Residents Commemorate St George’s Day

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home celebrated the feast of Saint George, with a themed party and live entertainment.

Easter Comes Early for Northfleet Care Home Residents

The Easter Bunny dropped by to Dene Holm Care Home this week and inspired the residents to create some special Easter bonnets for the occasion.

Keen Painter Brings sunshine to a Grey day

Eileen, a resident of Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent an afternoon doing one her favourite things, painting.

Pancake Day is Stacks of fun for Dene Holm Residents

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet had some flipping good fun on Shrove Tuesday, tossing and tucking into their pancakes.

Northfleet Residents Make Some Noise

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a morning of singing and play musical instruments.

Dene Holm Residents Dance Into 2018

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home welcomed 2018 with a party full of fun and laughter.

Northfleet Residents Have Christmas to Remember

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home opened their doors to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.

Northfleet Residents go Back to School for Nativity

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home wrapped up warm to enjoy a Christmas nativity at a local nursery school.

Dene Holm Hosts Christmas Bonanza

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home opened their doors to the community, for their annual Christmas Bonanza.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Deck the Halls

Creative Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home got themselves into the festive spirit, decking the halls ready for the upcoming holiday.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Have Flower Power

Despite the chilly weather, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a bright and summery afternoon of flower arranging.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Turn Back Time

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent a morning painting and decorating their own memory boxes.

Dene Holm Residents Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Residents at Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent an afternoon reminiscing about the good old days.

Fireworks Party Goes off With a Bang

Sparks were flying at Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet on Saturday night, when residents got together for a special Bonfire Night Bonanza.

Residents Enjoy Creative and Creepy Crafting for Halloween

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home have been getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween and enjoying a spot of creepy crafting, making decorations for their upcoming party.

Volunteer Youngsters Help out at Northfleet Care Home

Teenagers from Charlton Athletics Community Trust visited residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet for a day of gardening and games.

Northfleet Residents Relive Young Days at Fort in the Forties

Surrounded by retro records and vintage vehicles, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a nostalgic day out at the Fort in the Forties event.

Northfleet Resident Still Knitting After 75 Years

Despite having macular generation disease, a condition which has caused her to lose her eyesight, Dene Holm resident, Grace McKee, can still knit perfectly, so she continues to do so!

Northfleet Residents Have Flower Power

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet enjoyed a spot of flower arranging with a twist, incorporating potpourri into their beautiful bouquets.

Residents Seas the day With Coast Trip

As summer is seemingly slipping away, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took a trip to the beach, to enjoy the last few rare rays of sun.

Northfleet Residents Celebrate end of Summer With Garden Party

With a break in the rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet enjoyed a garden party this weekend, complete with entertainment.

Sky is the Limit for Dene Holm Residents' day out

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took their annual trip to Herne Bay to watch the eagerly anticipated airshow.

Gravesend Residents in Good Hands for Morning of Manicures

As the Great British Summer paused for a spot of torrential rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Home were treated to an indulgent afternoon of pampering.

Sun Shines on Care Home Resident’s day out

With the weather cooling ever so slightly, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a summer day out at Mote Park in Maidstone.

Dene Holm Hosts 50th Party

Dene Holm Residential Care Home hosted its 50th anniversary party, with live entertainment and a buffet.

Hats off to Care Home Residents’ Easter Bonnets

The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to Dene Holm Care Home this week, where residents have been enjoying a spot of eggstra special Easter themed crafting.

Northfleet Residents Take Crack at Easter Crafting

With spring having well and truly arrived, residents of Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet took the opportunity to enjoy a spot of seasonal crafting.

Pancake Day is Stacks of fun for Dene Holm Residents

Pancake Day certainly didn’t fall flat at Dene Holm Residential Care Home, with residents and staff getting involved with a pancake tossing tournament.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Relish Spot of Pampering

A morning of pampering treatments went down a treat with residents at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet.

Dene Holm Residents get Creative

With the snow falling and storms on their way, residents of Dene Holm in Northfleet spent a cosy morning enjoying some creative crafting on Thursday 12th January.

Dene Holm Residents Join Grammar Pupils for Afternoon Tea

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet were invited to the nearby Mayfield Grammar School, for an afternoon of tea and cake and nattering to the pupils.

Mark Addison Awarded Spirit of Abbeyfield 2016

Mark Addison, Household Domestic at Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet, was presented The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Spirit of Abbeyfield Award at the annual ceremony on 29th September.

Keen Artist Helps Transform Corridors at Dene Holm

Sam Warman-Townsend has painted a number of striking works of art throughout the corridors at Dene Holm, adding to their growing display of wall art.

Ponies are the Mane Attraction at Dene Holm

Residents of Dene Holm in Northfleet spent an afternoon horsing around, when some furry four-legged friends trotted along to the Dene Holm Road care home.

Dene Holm Residents mix fun in the sun With Gentle Exercise

Residents at Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet made the most of the early summer weather by incorporating some seasonal fun into their exercise routine.

Gravesend Care Homes Come Together for Queen's Birthday Celebration

The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s two Gravesend residential homes, Dene Holm and Edward Moore House, both came together at the weekend for a special celebration to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Dene Holm Residents Relish St George's Day Celebration

Residents and staff of Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet got into the patriotic spirit of St George’s Day on Sunday, with a British themed party.

Spring is in the air for Easter Celebrations at Dene Holm

Residents at Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet didn’t let the wet and windy weather ruin their Easter weekend; instead, they got stuck into some creative crafting.

A Care Worker's Christmas

For many of us, Christmas is a time for relaxing with our families but for the majority of care staff, that isn't always the case. After working the past 12 Christmases, Sue Ferry, a care assistant at Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet, is looking forward to spending her first Christmas Day for 12 years with her family.

Choosing a Care Home: A Positive Outcome

Deciding to move yourself, or a loved one into care can be the toughest decision you ever have to make, but it can have a great outcome. We spoke to our residents’ relatives and staff about moving into a residential home and the benefits it had for residents and their families.

Why I Work in Care: Catherine's Story

In honour of Carers Week, Catherine Reid, a carer at Dene Holm residential home in Northfleet, shared her story of why she works in the care industry.

Working for us: Christina's Story

Christina Adebayo has been working with the organisation for just 10 months and has already progressed in her role, here she tells us her story of working for the us.