Posted: 9th March 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, residents of our Masonic care homes operated by the RMBI Care Company have participated in a series of fun and exciting activities.

RMBI Albert Edward Prince of Wales CourtAlbert Edward Prince of Wales Court celebrates St David’s Day

Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Mid Glamorgan marked St David’s Day with a welsh cake making demonstration.

On Wednesday 1st March, alongside the Home’s catering team, residents had the opportunity to cook welsh cakes, much like they used to do at home.

“Remembering our patron saint is a special occasion for our residents. Many of them hold fond memories of celebrating this annual event so it’s important for us to help them to continue the tradition; it also helps them to reminisce,” says Rebecca Timms, Business Administrator at Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court.


Arts and crafts at Shannon Court

Art at Shannon Court RMBIStaff from Genevieve’s Gallery in Egham joined residents at Shannon Court care home for a spot of painting, to help celebrate a Friendship and Communities theme currently running in Masonic care homes.

“On my visit, I was greeted by a charming group of ladies who were at first unsure about their abilities to do pottery painting.  When they were shown some samples and simple techniques they were away,” said gallery owner Genevieve Neilson.

“At Shannon Court, we experience first hand the positive impact that being active in the community can have on a person’s health and wellbeing. We believe that it’s vital to nurture these relationships at any age, so we work closely with our residents to understand their hobbies and interests, and tailor our activities as much as we can,” said Carl Francis, Home Manager at Shannon Court.

Wildlife at Cadogan Court RMBIWildlife comes to Cadogan Court

Staff at Cadogan Court in Exeter, teamed up with a local birds of prey centre, to bring some fascinating creatures to meet with residents.

The Hawkridge Birds of Prey team brought an array of birds, including a South African owl, a European eagle-owl, and a Tawny owl which is native to England.

During the session, some of the residents who have limited eye sight, were able to hold the birds and touch their feathers, whilst learning interesting facts about how to care for the animals.

“Our residents love taking part in different activities and we try to team up with local projects as much as possible, to help residents stay involved with their local communities. These relationships are important at any age and staying connected in the community can have a huge impact on a person’s health and wellbeing,” says Activities Coordinator Angela Webb.

A home for life

Masonic care homes, operated by the RMBI Care Company, offer a range of nursing, residential and dementia care to meet the needs of older Freemasons and their families at 17 locations across England and Wales.

Those members of the Masonic community who choose a Masonic care home have the security of knowing that they have a home for life, even if their financial circumstances change.