Gardening activities for our residents

For our residents living with dementia, gardening can bring a sense of calm. It’s also an opportunity to get involved in meaningful interactions with others, whether it’s staff or other residents.

The physical benefits of gardening include practising dexterity skills and light exercise through weeding, potting, planting, sweeping and digging.

Published on Sunday, May 5, 2024

Birthday wishes from His Majesty

One of our residents just turned 105 and received a birthday message from His Majesty and the Queen Consort. The room was decorated with balloons, banners and streamers to celebrate a wonderful occasion.

Published on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Celebrating International Cake Day

We had a great time last week at Thornfield Care Home celebrating ‘International Cake Day‘ with our residents. Our residents couldn’t resist taking a bite of their cakes as soon as they were happy with the finished look.

Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Summer Party 2023

We hosted a summer party in our garden. It was a reminiscing day with all-themed activities like live singer singing and residents’ choice of ice creams. The team had an excellent response from the residents who were delighted to enjoy an experience in the home outdoor.

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National Pets Day

National Pet Day sees furry friends bring delight to our residents. A host of pets brought delight to our residents as part of celebrations for National Pet Day. The Wellbeing teams at Thornfield Care Home welcomed in a host of dogs for the national awareness day.

Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Easter Bunnies 2023

All of our residents met together to design their own Easter Bunnies and also enjoyed painting their favourite colours on eggs.

They all chatted about what Easter means to them and the amount of Easter Bunnies they have made.

Residents enjoyed painting on eggs

Published on Sunday, April 9, 2023

Surprise Birthday

It was a wonderful day when one of our residents celebrated her birthday on the 27 March 2023. Our team at Thornfield Care Home presented her with a wonderful birthday cake in round shape. The room was decorated to celebrate a wonderful occasion. She thanked everybody at Thornfield Care Home for their great kindness keeping her in touch.

Published on Monday, March 27, 2023

Pancake Day 2023

We had a wonderful time on Shrove Tuesday at Thornfield Care Home.


Our residents enjoyed a fun afternoon of pancake flipping. One of our got a surprise and couldn’t help but laugh. We talked about different toppings like golden syrup, lemon juice, sugar, and chocolate, and everyone had their own favourite.

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2023

A walk on the beach

A place of relaxation, rest and tranquillity.


One of our resident went on a trip to the Milford on Sea and enjoyed a lovely walk on the beach along with our companion. She also enjoyed the view of the sea and the gentle sea breeze on her face. After looking at the beach, it brought back memories from her past.

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2022