A Community-Centred Approach at Kenwood Care Home

At Kenwood Care Home in Finchley, North London, we believe that a nurturing environment extends beyond the walls of our home and a community-centred approach is key. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the values of integrity, fun, diversity, connecting, and commitment, ensuring that every resident feels a part of a vibrant, engaging community.

Embracing Community Interaction

Edith, our dedicated home manager, has been a passionate advocate for integrating community activities into our residents’ daily lives. “I am trying to introduce community activities for the residents and starting slowly. Last week, we went to the pub and to the coffee shop,” says Edith. “These outings are more than just a change of scenery; they are essential for maintaining a sense of normality, fostering social interaction, and promoting overall wellbeing.”

Coffee Shop Outing from Kenwood care home

The Importance of Social Engagement

For our residents, social interaction is a vital component of their mental and emotional health. Regular outings and community engagement activities help in reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness, which are common concerns for older adults. By visiting local spots like pubs and coffee shops, our residents can enjoy familiar social settings, reminisce about past experiences, and create new memories with friends and staff alike.

Out at the pub from Kenwood care home

Promoting Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Community activities also play a significant role in encouraging physical exercise and mental stimulation. Whether it’s a stroll to the coffee shop or a more extended outing to a nearby pub, these activities offer gentle exercise, which is crucial for maintaining mobility and physical health. Additionally, being in a new environment and interacting with different people provides cognitive stimulation, which is beneficial for mental agility and overall happiness.

Trip to the café from Kenwood care home

Building Connections with the Local Community

At Kenwood Care Home, we are committed to building strong connections with our local community-centred approach. By regularly participating in local events and visiting community hubs, our residents feel more integrated and valued within the broader Finchley area. These interactions not only enrich the lives of our residents but also help foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the older people within our local community.

Cheers from Kenwood care home

Looking Forward

As we continue to expand our community activities, we remain dedicated to ensuring that each resident experiences the joy and benefits of these engagements. Edith adds, “Our goal is to create a supportive and lively environment where every resident feels connected and involved. We are slowly introducing more community activities, and it’s heartening to see the positive impact these outings have on everyone.”

“At Kenwood Care Home, our mission is to provide exceptional care that encompasses all aspects of our residents’ lives. By prioritising community interaction and engagement, we ensure that our residents lead fulfilling, active, and joyful lives.”

For more information about our community activities and how we support our residents, please visit our Facebook page. Join us in making Kenwood Care Home not just a place to live, but a place to thrive.

Our Values

Aurem Care homes are all about people caring about people, we believe our care homes should be happy homes for loved ones.

Where older adults can forge worthwhile, meaningful relationships with our team and make new friends.

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