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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.

brighterkind POETRY CHALLENGE 2019

To celebrate International Friendship Day that happened on 30th July, we are happy to announce the launch of the brighterkind POETRY CHALLENGE 2019.

Involving residents, relatives and team members, our homes are each challenged to come up with a poem on the theme of Friendship And What It Means To Me. This amazing opportunity to work together builds on the skills and knowledge from the recent Culture Workshops we've introduced for the Magic Moments Club team.

8 ideas for celebrating National Book Lovers Day

Why not share your love for books and create a book club or an author appreciation society? Ask residents to book swap and read excerpts from a sample of their top ten books. Reading aloud and assigning everyone a character can be fun. Who is the most popular writer of residents at your home? Local authors might also like to hold a book fair at your home today - invite them in to read, display, sign and sell books to the community in your own mini literary festival.

8 Ideas for National Book Lovers Day

8 Ideas for Celebrating National Book Lovers Day 

Why not share your love for books and create a book club or an author appreciation society? Ask residents to book swap and read excerpts from a sample of their top ten books. Reading aloud and assigning everyone a character can be fun. Who is the most popular writer of residents at your home? Local Authors might also like to hold a book fair at your home today - invite them in to read, display, sign and sell books to the community in your own mini literary festival.

Care home residents and team members take part in ‘Just Bowl’ inter-home championship

brighterkind  residents and care teams from homes across the North have taken part in a ‘Just Bowl’ Inter-Home Championship event, held last week at The Granby in Harrogate. The event, which is part of an initiative to increase participation in bowls in the community, adapts the traditional game of bowls to be played on carpet in a care home setting.

9 Ideas to Help You Celebrate The British Royal Open Golf Championship

9 Ideas to Help You Celebrate The British Royal Open Golf 

For only the second time, golf’s oldest major championship will be played in Northern Ireland when the British Open returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019. This is a great day to celebrate with golf and history fans alike as golf first gained popularity back in the 19th century. Most residents like to learn new things, so you might like to have a local historian visit to share the history of golf or residents might enjoy visiting a local golf or mini golf course?

 

16 Ideas for Celebrating National Fishing Month 

16 Ideas for Celebrating National Fishing Month 

July is National Fishing Month. The idea behind National Fishing Month is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing. It does not matter what age you are, or what previous experience you have and the same applies to our residents! Do you have keen fishers in your midst (resident or team member) who would like to visit a local fishing spot – this is the month to find out! Maybe you have a local fishing club that would like to hold a talk for residents and friends and family, sharing fishing stories?

brighterkind Festival Events throughout July!

Residents, friend’s, families and communities are invited to get your festival glad rags on and join our homes at their own Glastonbury festivals throughout July. This promises to be a colourful event that you won't want to miss!

 

 

Please contact your nearest brighterkind home to find out more about their plans.

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