Therapy Ponies Visit Kingdom Homes

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Therapy Ponies Scotland have visited several of Kingdom Homes care homes over the past couple of years. Yesterday it was Preston House’s turn to host the ponies visit with residents from Craigie House and Barrogil House popping along to meet miniature Shetland ponies, Herbie and Wilson.

 

A group of residents from Craigie House in Crossgates also loved the ponies visit 

Kingdom Homes Adds Another Care Home To The Group

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We are delighted to announce that Finavon Court Care Home in Glenrothes officially became part of the Kingdom Homes group today, 31st May 2018. The 24-bedroom purpose built care home was previously owned by the Bield Housing & Care organisation and provides residential care for older people. The care home had been threatened with closure but the purchase by Kingdom Homes means that residents will transfer over without any disruption to their lives and staff will keep their jobs.

Colin Smart said that he is delighted to welcome the residents and staff to the Kingdom Homes family, making this the twelfth care home owned and operated by the Group in Fife. Over the next few months Kingdom Homes will continue to invest in the future of Finavon Court, following the tried and tested model of the other care homes in our Group.

The handover took place at midday with Charlie Dickson and Caryn Innes there to represent Bield.

 (left – right) Margaret and Colin Smart, owners of Kingdom Homes with Charlie Dickson & Caryn Innes.

 Staff members Elaine Mowat and Ann Allan in their new Kingdom Homes tunics.

Art In Care Exhibition Draws The Crowds

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Kingdom Homes recently held an art exhibition in Kirkcaldy’s Community Hub to showcase the artistic talents of our residents. The event aimed, not only to show off the art work, but also to show that living in a care home can be a brand new beginning with the possibility to try something new.

The exhibition was a great success, attracting many visitors over the five days. Some of the projects which have been ongoing since the start of this year, enabled the wider community to be involved with schools, nurseries and residents’ families working together with the residents to produce some fine paintings, crafts and sculptures.

We asked Raith Rovers, our local football team to perform the official opening and they were delighted to help, sending Craig Easton and Roary Rover to cut the ribbon watched by a few of our residents, staff and children from Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy (main picture above).

  

The children from Little Einsteins Nursery helped Methven House residents with their projects for the exhibition

  

There was a great variety of exhibits including paintings, drawings, poetry, knitting sculptures to name but a few

 Peter Smith is a talented artist – here he is with Raith Rovers coach, Craig Easton