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Tonbridge Care Home Residents Gifted Interactive Touchscreen Table

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17 February 2021

Tonbridge Care Home Residents Gifted Interactive Touchscreen Table

Residents at Barnes Lodge care home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge received a wonderful and innovative Sharp Interactive Touchscreen Table, donated by the High Hilden Fund.

Following the sale of the much loved High Hilden Care Home, the trustees of High Hilden donated £2.65 million to Kent Community Foundation who have all the necessary resources, knowledge and experience to ensure the money goes to support deserving causes within Tonbridge and Malling. The donation to Kent Community Foundation supports charities, communities and social enterprises representing people living in Tonbridge and Malling.

With the last year being extremely difficult for everyone, it was wonderful news to hear that Barnes Lodge care home had been donated a Sharp Interactive Touchscreen Table with funding from Kent Community Foundation. It was a welcome distraction for the Barnes Lodge residents, who have been having great fun using the interactive table for games, communicating with loved ones, quizzes and even watching firework displays.

Kay Hawkins, Social Activities Facilitator at Barnes Lodge commented: “The table is a perfect way to really interact and get everyone thinking in a completely different way. The table is brilliant for those living with dementia as the screen is so big and vibrant, we can do so many fun activities in a new and interesting way. It has been a great addition to the home and we can’t wait to keep discovering new things using the table.”

Leon Steer, Chief Executive of Rapport Housing and Care said: “During the current Covid-19 pandemic technology has played a considerable role enabling our residents to stay in contact with family and friends. Because of the kind generosity of the High Hilden fund, they can now enjoy some of their favourite pastimes using modern technology.”

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