Walmer House News – Recent News

It was Mr Stuart Tapley’s birthday recently. He loves chocolate cake so his birthday cake was on a chocolate theme. Stuart was particularly happy to tuck in after blowing out the candles!   Here is another photo from the “Music for Health” sessions, which are specially designed to encourage maximum participation by the residents.

Walmer House News – Musical Entertainment

Many of the visitors who come in regularly to entertain us at Walmer House bring music with them as the means of engaging across the generations. In recent weeks we have enjoyed nostalgic sing-alongs to some old favourites, listened to talented harpist Luc Walpott playing some beautiful songs and melodies from days gone by, taken […]

Walmer House News – New Activities

We recently welcomed Heather Frost to Walmer House for the first time. She provides “Music for Health”, using various instruments (sometimes this is as simple as two plastic plates for each person!) and off she goes! A number of residents enjoyed her lively, fun music and movement session and even relatives were joining in! This […]

Walmer House News – Spring is in the Air!

Our Easter events were a great success, particularly the Easter egg-painting. Walmer House had an abundance of beautiful flowers, Easter decorations and daffodils that gave a distinct message that spring is in the air!

Walmer House News – Christmas 50 Years Ago

We would like to reproduce a story written by recently-deceased resident Mrs Wyn Wright which first appeared in a church magazine in December 1998.  The Christmas she was describing was probably 1947 or 1948, so actually nearly 70 years ago now!  “About 50 years ago, now that the War was over and life was getting […]

Walmer House News – Exciting Times Ahead!

As Carol Jackson has taken on the management of Walmer House alongside Keychange’s other care home in Torquay, Erith House, it is an exciting time for everyone involved. The team is looking forward to new ways of working together and bringing an extra bit of light into everyone’s life. This involves a new team structure, […]

Walmer House News – Sunny Garden Party!

Our annual Garden Party in August went very well and the residents really enjoyed the day. We were so thankful that the weather was gloriously sunny and warm all day. In fact it was one of the best days of the whole summer, and the sunshine made such a difference to our special day.  Jutta […]

Walmer House News – Old Time Songs

Residents at Walmer House were recently entertained by the choir from the local Women’s Institute. They sang mostly old time songs from the war years. The residents really enjoyed it.