Late Summer Sailing Outing Floats Care Home Residents’ Boat
Activity staff at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge pushed the boat out recently when they invited residents on an outing, to make the most of the last of the summer sunshine.
With autumn on its way, residents of the Tudeley Lane care home took a trip out on the River Medway aboard the Kingfisher boat, to enjoy the final few days of warm weather.
Soaking up the rays, the residents’ cruise took them through some of the most beautiful areas of the Kent countryside, passing through Teston and East Farleigh, where they could take in the village views of the church with its Norman tower. Of course there was plenty of wildlife to spot too, as they basked in the late summer sun, enjoying their surroundings.
The Kingfisher is designed exclusively for those with disabilities and their carers, with wheelchair access, so it provided a comfortable environment for the residents, enabling them to fully relax and enjoy their trip.
Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge said: “It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to take the residents on an outing like this, so it was absolutely brilliant to be able to finally get out and about again and do something fun.
“They had such a lovely day and we were very lucky that the weather was great, hopefully there will be many more outings to come.”