Latest News from Watling Court, Gravesend

Ladies that lunch

Extra Care Residents Shop Until They Drop

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent a day being ladies of leisure, shopping and having lunch together at Chatham’s Outlet Centre.

Residents were taken back to the swinging sixties

Residents Gather for Groovy 60s Get Together

Watling Court residents were taken back to the swinging sixties this week, when an entertainer visited to perform some nostalgic numbers for them.

Residents with their ornaments

Residents’ Craft Project Brightens up Garden

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme have been busy sprucing up their courtyard for the summer months ahead, adding some new ornaments.

Residents Relish Regular Singsong

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend enjoyed a visit from singer, Farlie, who performed plenty of nostalgic numbers.

Residents Relish Cracking Weekend of Egg-cellent Easter Activities

It was a Hoppy Easter for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, as they had plenty of egg-citing Easter related activities to crack on with.

Extra Care Residents go Back to School for Intergenerational Project

Children of Cedar Children’s Academy in Strood have been building relationships with residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, as part of an intergenerational project.

Entertainer is Unbelievabubble at Watling Court!

This week’s visiting entertainer at Watling Court was slightly unusual but Bubble-ologist Simon certainly brought the fun to the Gravesend extra care housing scheme.

Singer Provides Nostalgia for Residents

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend enjoyed a nostalgic evening of singalongs, when entertainer, Donna, dropped in to perform.

Residents Relish Night at the Races

A night at the races was on the cards for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Scheme in Gravesend on Tuesday, when they spent an evening at Crayford’s Greyhound Race Track.

Residents Host Tossing Tournament on Shrove Tuesday

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme got into the spirit of Pancake Day, hosting a tossing tournament before indulging in the tasty treats.

Singer Brings the Party to Watling Court

A regular performer at their Christmas party, local singer, Chris Till, entertained residents at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week.

Return of the Mack at Watling Court

Entertainer, Neil Mack took the roof off Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme when he visited to play his guitar and electric fiddle for residents.

Residents get Party Started with Valentine’s Tea Afternoon

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend celebrated Valentine’s Day in style, with a vintage tea party in the scheme’s restaurant.

Residents Have a Hoot Watching Owl Show

Following their recent visit from Border Collie, Houdini, residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, welcomed another furry friend this week.

Snow Doesn’t Stop Residents’ Day Out

Despite the snow, residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend took a trip to Whitstable Castle last Friday.

Residents Think Dog Show is Pawsome

Dog lovers at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, got together last week to watch a spectacular dog show from the comfort of their home.

Gravesend Residents Dance the Night Away

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme got into the party spirit and put on their dancing shoes when entertainer, Jenny, spent the afternoon performing for them.

Saturday Night is Party Night at Watling Court

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme hosted a party last week, complete with a fish and chip supper and live entertainment.

Gravesend Residents Ring in The New Year

Armed with a celebratory glass of fizz, residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend rang in the New Year together with a party.

Gravesend Tenants Take Trip to Panto

Christmas isn’t over for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend. Still enjoying the Christmas spirit, they took a trip to watch the local Pantomime.

Gravesend Residents Enjoy Christmas Bash

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got together to celebrate Christmas with their annual party.

Watling Court Residents Relish Christmas Spirit with Festive day out

With Christmas quickly creeping up on us, residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme enjoyed a seasonal outing to Ruxley Manor Garden Centre.

Watling Court Residents Spruce up Scheme & Deck the Halls

With December now upon us, residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme got together to kick start the festivities with an evening of decorating.

Bonfire Night Goes off With a Bang at Watling Court

Fireworks night saw Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme full to the brim, as plenty of residents, visitors and staff came together to enjoy the festivities.

Halloween is a hit at Watling Court

There were lots of ghostly games on offer for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme when they got together for their Halloween party.

Residents Create Creepy Crafts for Fright Night

Ahead of their annual Spooktacular Halloween bash, residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme, got together to create some daring decorations for party night.

Singalongs Provide Nostalgia for Watling Court Residents

A visiting entertainer provided an evening of nostalgia for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend.

It’ll be Alright on Quiz Night at Watling Court

There wasn’t an empty table in the dining room, when Watling Court hosted a quiz night last weekend, inviting residents and their guests to join the scheme for some fun and games.

World Food Day is Sensation for the Senses at Watling Court

Residents were invited to a feast for the senses, getting involved with a World Food Day celebration at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend on 16th October.

Housing Day – How Extra Care Housing Helped Jerry Following Loss of Wife

After an attack in the local shop left 94-year-old Jerry shaken up, his family set out to find him a new home. Now, living at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, Great-Grandfather Jerry is coping well, following the death of his wife.

Coffee Morning Raises Cash for Good Cause

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend spent a morning nattering over coffee and cake at the scheme’s coffee morning, to raise money for MacMillan.

Retail Staff’s Volunteer Project Boosts Residents’ Garden

Staff of the Lindt store in Bluewater have been boosting their company culture and helping out with a volunteer project at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend.

Watling Court Residents Grab a Cuppa at Teapot Island

There was plenty of fun brewing at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend last week, when residents took a trip to Teapot Island.

Watling Court Residents Take Trip to Seaside

Summer isn’t quite over for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, as they took a trip to the Kent coastline to enjoy a day by the sea.

Watling Court in Bloom - Extra Care Residents Spruce Garden for Summer

With summer having well and truly arrived this week, residents of the Ifield Way housing scheme decided to soak up the sun and spruce up the garden.

Watling Court Hosts Right Royal Knees up!

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend enjoyed a week of royal activities fit for a queen, in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

Tenants Treated to Cracking Weekend of Easter Activities

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend spent an egg-cellent week together embracing Easter activities.

Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme this week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.

Watling Court Tenants Delighted to Bring dog to new Home

Dave and Gillian Sayer, new tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend, were delighted they could bring their border collie of seven years, Rusty, to their new extra care apartment.

Tenants Enjoy Valentine's tea Dance

Love was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme on Valentine's Day when tenants got together for a themed afternoon tea celebration.

Former Bomb Inspector Shares Stories From the Forties

Edna Neilson, a tenant at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme, shared her stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector during World War Two.

Gravesend Tenants Festivities Continue

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent a day at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, browsing the festive displays and finishing their Christmas shopping.

Extra Care Tenants Enjoy Evening of Festive fun

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Scheme in Gravesend had a great time enjoying a tipple or two at their annual Christmas Party.

Watling Court's Festive Fete Raises £800

With Christmas in their sights, tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme helped staff with their annual Christmas Fete, raising £800 for their future activities.

Watling Court Tenants Kick Start Festive Celebrations

Christmas cheer was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to put their Christmas decorations up.

Bonfire Night Goes off With a Bang

Sparks were flying at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend on Saturday night, when tenants got together for a special Bonfire Night Bonanza.

Gravesend Extra Care Scheme Hosts Halloween Spooktacular

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme got together on Saturday evening for some frighteningly good fun, to celebrate Halloween!

Coffee and Cake Raises £270 for MacMillan

Staff at Watling Court hosted a coffee morning at the Extra Care Housing Scheme on Friday 29th September, raising £270 for MacMillan.

Gravesend Tenants Spruce up Garden for Summer

With the Great British Summer seemingly in full bloom, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent an afternoon preparing their garden for the warmer months ahead.

Extra Care Scheme Event Concludes 50th Celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. On 17th May, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Gravesend Tenants Have Hoppy Easter!

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme didn’t put all of their eggs in one basket over the Easter holidays, with plenty of fun activities taking place.

Tenants Bake Eggcellent Cakes

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.

Extra Care Tenants Spring into Spirit of Easter

The spirit of spring was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to enjoy a spot of seasonal crafting.

Love is in the air for Valentine’s Tea Party

Romance was in the air at Watling Court on Tuesday 14th February, when tenants of the housing scheme were treated to a special Valentine’s Day tea party.

Gravesend Tenants Grab a Slice of the Action on National Pizza Day

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend grabbed a slice of the action on National Pizza Day and enjoyed tucking into a tasty treat.

Tenants get a Taste of Chinese New Year

A taste of the Orient was on the menu at Watling Court in Gravesend on Saturday, when tenants got together to get into the spirit of celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Tenants get Together for Evening of Festive fun

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Scheme in Gravesend had a great time enjoying a tipple or two at their annual Christmas Party.

‘Tis the Season for Panto for Extra Care Tenants

Following their Christmas party this week, tenants of Watling Court spent another festive evening getting to the spirit of Christmas watching the annual pantomime at The Orchard Theatre.

Gravesend Extra Care Tenants get Into Spirit of Christmas

Christmas spirit was in the air at Watling Court this week, when tenants got together to decorate their home for the season and indulge in some festive fun.

Gravesend Tenant get Crafty for Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme decided to turn their hand to some festive crafting.

Bonfire Night Goes off With a Bang at Gravesend Extra Care Scheme

Sparks were in the air at Watling Court on Friday 4th November, when tenants and staff were joined by their friends and family, for an evening of fireworks and fun.

Watling Court Tenants Enjoy Spooktacular Halloween Party

Staff and tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, enjoyed a spooktacular Halloween, filled with lots of ghostly games.

Watling Court Hosts Coffee Morning for MacMillan

Staff at Watling Court hosted a coffee morning at the Extra Care Housing Scheme on Wednesday 28th September, raising £310 for MacMillan.

Tenants Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th With Tea Party Fit For a Queen

Tenants at Watling Court got together on Friday 10th June for an afternoon tea party fit for a queen, to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Tenants get Arty for Ascot

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of the upcoming Royal Ascot by injecting a bit of extravagance into their weekly craft sessions.

Gravesend Tenants Ring in National Doughnut Week

Never ones to miss out on a celebration, tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend marked National Doughnut Week by tucking into some tasty treats in the sunny garden.

Gravesend Tenants Take a Crack at Easter Activities

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of spring with some cracking Easter activities, including making bonnets and tucking into hot cross buns.

Tenants Treated to Special St Patrick's Celebration

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend flew the Irish flag and got into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day with a visit from some very special guests.

Tenants Tuck Into Pies for British Pie Week

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of National Pie Week by tucking into some classic British favourites.

Wish Appeal Brings Separated Couple Back Together

The Wish Appeal granted a surprise wish on Thursday 28th January, for Watling Court tenant Ray to be visited by his wife, Joan who had to leave their home to move into a nursing home.