We believe that a fulfilling, meaningful, engaged, and contented life can be enjoyed at every stage of our existence.
We ensure every day is wonderfully different from the one before. Our arts programme encourages creativity, motivates broader conversation about cultural values, and provides residents with engagement in interesting goings-on in the wider world. From talks with visiting artists and musicians to craft classes; film screenings; and streamed ballet, opera, jazz, and classical or contemporary concerts, KYN is committed to enabling our residents to pursue their cultural interests.
We wish to engage the minds of everyone in our care and offer unique opportunities to exercise the brain and fully experience the senses. Daily mind activities range from our Literature Appreciation Society and Current Affairs Club to crossword sessions, word games, and chess. More imaginative or specialist mind activities at KYN include pet therapy and life moments, whereby residents can share precious, poignant memories from their lives with our residential community. We also invite children from neighbourhood schools to visit us, which provides a mutually enriching opportunity for intergenerational play and conversation.
In keeping with our ethos of supporting mind, body, and spirit, our landscape gardeners provide seasonal beauty for all to enjoy, and improve residents’ mood, cognition, and mental and physical health. Along with our terraces that provide the perfect spot to soak up the sun or enjoy a cup of tea, we have created a year-round sensory appeal through imaginative planting of herbaceous borders and small orchards of fruit trees. Residents and their guests are invited to participate in flower arranging and the potting, planting, weeding, and cutting of shrubs, fruit, and herbs.
Our physical activities are designed to reconnect residents to their body and external environment, both inside and outside our home. We offer slow, strengthening exercise classes such as Pilates, Yoga, or Tai Chi, which are designed to improve posture, stability, and coordination, and we encourage interaction with the local community by organising shopping trips, afternoon teas, tickets to local concerts, and group expeditions to areas of outstanding natural beauty.
KYN has a holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing and is passionately committed to helping residents find balance, peace, and harmony within themselves. We are broad-minded in providing a good atmosphere, so each of our homes has been placed on a crystal grid and our air-handling systems gently diffuse essential, mood-uplifting oils. We arrange for all forms of denominational worship, and also offer a wide range of traditional and ‘alternative’ therapies in our KYTH Spa, designed to promote energy, restore the body and psyche to their natural balance, and revitalise from top to toe. Treatments can be booked in advance with specialist visiting therapists who provide massage, reflexology, homeopathy, and other holistic experiences such as craniosacral therapy, which applies gentle touch to relieve tension in the central nervous system to promote wellbeing and boost health and immunity.