New Tonbridge care home residents visit Dame Kelly Homes’ cafe


A storm may have been raging outside but that didn’t stop residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home from nipping out to enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake.

With a storm causing chaos outside, residents of the new Tudeley Lane care home took a short trip to the cosy café 1809 in Hildenborough, to enjoy an indulgent treat and hopefully spot Dame Kelly Holmes.


The residents enjoyed the atmosphere of the café, whilst tucking into a cup of tea and slice of cake, though unfortunately, they didn’t spot Kelly!


Nicola Newman, social activities facilitator at Barnes Lodge commented: “The residents had a lovely afternoon at the café, they all commented on how lovely their cake was and how nice the environment is.


“We always aim to provide our residents with a varied calendar of activities and outings, so the wet weather is no excuse not to go out. If we can’t go to the beach for a day out, we’ll go to the shops or for a coffee if the residents would like to!”


Barnes Lodge is The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s brand new care home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge. The home, which opened in October 2016, provides care, compassion and companionship for older people within a homely and friendly environment.


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