7 December 2020

The jenga champion

Over at Arcare Maidstone, the sound of jenga pieces falling is rare when it comes to John Mills, a resident who wins every game.

Jenga is based on a game that evolved in a family in the early 1970s using children’s wooden building blocks the family purchased from a sawmill in Takoradi, Ghana. The name jenga is derived from kujenga, a Swahili word which means “to build”.

John was a school teacher who actively loves to participate in new things, developing new skills and interests. He picked up jenga quickly and plays it one on one with the Lifestyle Team regularly. One on one Lifestyle activities are a chance to form a connection between team members and residents, and of course provide an opportunity for John to win another game of jenga!

“Always aim to win, and off course he has,” says Mary the Maidstone Lifestyle Co-ordinator.

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