Residents of Highfield House Care Home in Bekesbourne, Canterbury, have enjoyed a busy programme of activities so far this year.

The home’s dedicated Activities Coordinator puts together a varied weekly programme of things for residents to enjoy. These include group activities in the communal areas, as well as activities designed for those with reduced mobility to enjoy in the comfort of their own rooms.

Creative pastimes are a firm favourite with Highfield residents. The home has an active knitting and crochet fraternity, who regularly meet to create designs and to have a good old chat. During February residents spent a week having a go at expressionist art. Using paints and canvases, residents enjoyed letting their imaginations run wild, creating all sorts of colourful designs.

Looking Forward to Spring

In the last week, our craft activities have taken a springtime twist, with residents creating their own miniature indoor gardens. Using miniature figures, craft items, and gravel, they have created some wonderful unicorn gardens.

Live music and birthday celebrations have been amongst the big highlights of the last few weeks, with Elvis gracing us with his presence. Our local Elvis impersonator is a firm favourite at Highfield, and once again got everyone clapping and singing along to all of the ‘King’s’ biggest hits. Continuing the party atmosphere, a crowd gathered in one of our residents’ rooms to wish them a happy birthday. Family, friends, and members of staff came together to sing a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’ as a Birthday cake was brought into the room.

Residents and the Highfield Care Home team are already looking forward to busy spring and Easter period, with plenty of arts and crafts, entertainment, and gardening activities on the horizon.


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Residents at Highfield Care Home in Bekesbourne, Canterbury, enjoyed a great selection of entertainment over the festive period. The home’s character lounge area proved to be the perfect backdrop for a couple of Christmas sing-alongs.

The Bridge Choir joined the local vicar, dressed in Christmas jumpers, to lead the Highfield residents and staff in some traditional carol singing. Residents also enjoyed a special Christmas performance by the legendary local vocal group “The Greatstone Seniors.”

We have a great relationship with many local musicians and performers at Highfield. Fantastic live entertainment continues to be a popular feature of our regular activities programme.

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It’s been a crafty Christmas so far at Highfield Care Home in Bekesbourne, near Canterbury. Residents of the home kicked off the seasonal celebrations with one of their favourite activities.

We run regular arts and crafts sessions as part of our activity programme at Highfield. With plenty of rooms to dress for Christmas, we encouraged residents to make decorations to put up around the home.

There were some beautiful creations including angels, wreaths, stockings, and finger paint Christmas cards. Arts and crafts activities can help improve cognitive skills and coordination and give residents a real sense of achievement.

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We had a great afternoon with the Zoo Lab, and our residents enjoyed seeing some lovely creatures!!

Easter Fun at Highfield

We had a lovely morning on Easter Monday with both residents and family members. We had two great ladies performing “Down Memory Lane” with some great songs from years ago, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

We also had some lovely Easter cakes made by our very own staff Nurse Tess, and the lovely Shirley, our resident Mr Gipps wife. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. I would also like to thank all those who donated to our Easter raffle which enabled us to make £70 pounds. We really appreciate the support shown by family members, and without you, we would be lost.