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Read our blog posts below to find out more about Brighterkind, discover what’s going on at our care homes, and read our expert care home advice for residents and relatives.

Book Club - December 2019

Richard and Judy welcome back three time book club author Lisa Jewell for their winter book club 

 

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan present a selection of enticing novels this Winter in their latest Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith. The great line-up of six, must-read picks, are available online and in WHSmith stores across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Family Upstairs

NAPA Article: Residents celebrate the arts with Magic Moments Club Challenges

The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) write about our homes Creative Challenge.  

It has certainly been a busy year as all of brighterkind's Care Homes have been involved in our very own creative challenges - the first being to create a large piece of artwork with residents based on a landmark or theme from their local community. 

 

 

 

NAPA were so impressed with our teams efforts, they covered the challenges in their magazine. You can read the full article below...

Top Tips [3]: Tips for encouraging all-round wellbeing

What contributes to good mental health as we age

It's no secret that mental health can sadly deteriorate as we age, this could be from a variety of factors ranging from decline in physical health, social life or a lack of sense of purpose. This Mental Health Awareness Day, we take a look at some of the ways we make every effort to keep our residents loving every day at brighterkind.

 

Contents: 

- How to improve mental health with physical activity 

- How friends, both new and old contribute to our well-being 

brighterkind Wins Employee Engagement of the Year at Personnel Today Awards 2019

brighterkind wins Employee Engagement of the Year award at Personnel Today Awards.

The award recognises brighterkind’s efforts in employee engagement and implementing positive change throughout the business.

brighterkind has built an extensive Learning and Development team and positive culture. This began with the recruitment of more than 300 volunteers across all of its care homes, self-titled ‘Pacesetters’, who deliver values-based cultural messages and create fun at work.

Mulled wine recipe

Christmas mulled wine recipe is a warming celebration of traditional festive spices and tastes like Christmas in a glass

INGREDIENTS
• 750ml bottle red wine
• 1 large cinnamon stick,
or 2 small ones
• 2 star anise
• 4 cloves
• 2 strips lemon zest,
pared using a vegetable peeler
• 4 tbsp caster sugar
• 100ml sloe gin

 

Why not make your own Christmas place setting

Join brighterkind residents in getting creative this Christmas

What’s the best thing about wintertime? We think it’s the Christmas party season!  

And sometimes what really makes Christmas a unique experience is the little things… like your very own Christmas table settings. Going the extra mile to make these special can really make a difference on Christmas Day, and make everything seem just that bit more magical!

Christmas dinner at brighterkind

In the UK 1 million people over 65 are lonely. Three out of four don’t know where to turn to for support. This Christmas, let’s make a difference together.

With your help, we can reduce social isolation and bring a little cheer to an older person in your area. brighterkind care homes around the UK are hosting Christmas events in the run up to
the big day.

If you know someone who could benefit from spending a little time with a group of like minded people, please get in touch or pop in to visit your local brighterkind care home to find out what’s going on.