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Celebrating International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated throughout the world on 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It is held annually to mark the significant contributions that nurses make to society.

At brighterkind we are thankful to all of our nurses that help us deliver high quality care and help our residents enjoy every single day.

To help mark International Nurses Day, we want to shine the spotlight on some of the incredible work that just a few of our wonderful nurses do on a daily basis and why they love working in a brighterkind home:

brighterkind residents take part in UK’s largest tea tasting for National Tea Day

In celebration of National Tea Day 2021, we decided to bring some extra TLC into brighterkind care homes by launching our Tea Lovers Club as part of our Magic Moments Club activities programme.

Our first Tea Lovers Club event saw residents in all brighterkind’s UK and Jersey care homes taking part in the UK’s biggest known tea tasting in a bid to find a new tea blend by residents’ popular vote.

The joys and benefits of being a tea lover

As a nation, we love a good cuppa but did you know drinking tea can benefit your mental and physical wellbeing?

We recently carried out a survey of over 2,000 tea drinkers across the UK and  the humble brew was credited with helping people to find comfort during the pandemic. Nearly two thirds (63%) turned to a good cup of tea to help them through three national lockdowns while more than a third (38%) found themselves making a cup more often to help them through the tough times.

Celebrating the Year of the Ox

Residents at brighterkind Care Homes welcomed the Year of the Ox by celebrating the Chinese New Year with an array of exciting Magic Moments Club activities.

By unleashing our creative flair through making Chinese lanterns and brushing up on our chopstick skills, we were transported to the heart of China.

Resident June from Westbury Court Care Home said: "I can remember making Chinese lanterns from newspapers when I was younger, but we didn’t get to decorate them with such pretty things!"