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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.

No tricks, just treats this Halloween

On 31st October many brighterkind homes took the opportunity to throw their residents a spooky Halloween themed day. 

Homes were decorated and prizes for the best costumes and apple bobbing were features of the day. Some homes held  pumpkin carving lessons and even flower arranging classes, where beautiful displays were created inside pumpkins!

7 ideas for Nursery Rhyme Week 18th – 22nd November

World Nursery Rhyme Week​

Between 18th and 22nd November, many brighterkind homes will be taking part in activities around Nursery Rhyme Week.

Below are some of the ideas that the Magic Moments Club Coordinators have in their Big Book of Magic Moments! The Big Book is a yearly planner that has lots of activities and events ideas in and helps our Coordinators to plan exciting and varied activities and events for their residents. 

Perhaps they may give you a few ideas as well if you are taking care of a loved one at home?

10 ideas for World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day 13th November

On 13th November, many brighterkind homes will be taking part in activities around World Kindness Day 

Below are some of the ideas that the Magic Moments Club Coordinators have in their Big Book of Magic Moments! The Big Book is a yearly planner that has lots of activities and events ideas in and helps our Coordinators to plan exciting and varied activities and events for their residents. 

Perhaps they may give you a few ideas as well if you are taking care of a loved one at home?

12 Ideas for World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019 

On 10th October, many brighterkind homes will be taking part in activities around Mental Health Awareness Day. 

Below are some of the ideas that the Magic Moments Club Coordinators have in their Big Book of Magic Moments! The Big Book is a yearly planner that has lots of activities and events ideas in and helps our Coordinators to plan exciting and varied activities and events for their residents. 

Perhaps they may give you a few ideas as well if you are taking care of a loved one at home?

Ashbourne Court Outstanding

Residents, family and team members at an Andover care home are celebrating after it was praised by inspectors.

Ashbourne Court Care Home, in Salisbury Road, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the healthcare regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The home, which cares for up to 64 residents and is part of brighterkind, specialises in residential and nursing care, and those living with dementia and end-of-life care.

Carry on Learning Events- throughout October

Carry on Learning!

Events will happen throughout October - please contact your nearest care home to find out more!

This event is all about how important it is to carry on learning even into old age. It keeps the brain active and engaged and has links to slowing down memory loss in the elderly. This is your chance to shout about the wonderful things you put on in your particular home that enables your residents to ‘Carry On Learning’ and having fun!