Celebrating life at Barchester

Whilst the world outside is in uncertain times, safe inside our Barchester homes our residents are carrying on with fun activities and we are joining forces with our local communities to share some cheer. Take a look at what we've been up to...

Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Contact with loved ones is so much more important during these changing times. We assist our residents to make cards and drawings that we can post with that extra special loving touch.
Halloween celebrations

Halloween celebrations

Our residents enjoyed Dementia friendly activities this Halloween with pumpkin carving, window dressings and Tracy, our activities coordinator dressed as a beautiful witch! We also had delicious tasty treats too
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Although our residents have been keeping in touch with their families with garden visits, zoom calls, Facetime and telephone calls, they have also been writing to their families in 'the old fashioned way'. 
Hurstwood Birthdays

Hurstwood Birthdays

Birthdays may be celebrated a little differently at the moment, but with plenty of banners, balloons and cake, we have been able to make magical memories during resident garden visits.
Virtual Concert

Virtual Concert

Despite the restrictions of lockdown, music lives on and our residents had a wonderful time listening and singing along to music performed by Philippa Mo, a professional violinist, and Jennifer Begley, a professional opera singer.
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

We have received many cards of thanks and kindness during this time. It is lovely to receive positive feedback from families and friends.  So a big thank you to you all!
Letters of Kindness

Letters of Kindness

Team members and residents at Queens Court were thrilled to receive colorful and positive letters from Dundonald Primary School pupils. The staff and residents appreciate the continued support and kindness shown by the community. Thank you!
Family Visits

Family Visits

Recently, we have been able to allow residents to have visits from their family and loved ones. After the COVID-19 lockdown, it has been a huge relief for everyone to be reunited and able to speak to each other face-to-face.
Creations of Inspiration

Creations of Inspiration

Christy and Hayley, who love to crochet, came up with an idea of crocheting hearts for all residents and their families. 
Virtual Reality Goggles

Virtual Reality Goggles

The residents at Westergate House enjoyed an interesting and fun afternoon whilst testing out our new Virtual Reality Goggles. Ronald, one of the residents, said that the experience of virtual scuba diving on the Coral Reef and watching all the sea life swim by was simply amazing.
Queens Birthday Celebrations

Queens Birthday Celebrations

Corrina Lodge enjoyed a very royal knees up and celebrated the Queens special day with her. Her Royal Highness arrived and brought a smile to everyone’s faces at Corrina Lodge. There were some tasty treats to enjoy at the party, including a particularly delicious Victoria sponge.
Paint a Bug for Wimborne

Paint a Bug for Wimborne

Wimborne invited the children of Hayling Island to paint a bug in celebration of National Children’s Gardening Week.
1066 M-Boutique Shop

1066 M-Boutique Shop

Our lovely Home Ambassador, Barbara, with support of Bettina, have opened their very own “1066 M-Boutique” Shop. Residents in the home have created lots of great arts and crafts and donated them to the shop.
Afternoon at the Seaside

Afternoon at the Seaside

Residents at Lochduhar celebrated National Fish and Chip day in the garden, with a seaside theme! The kitchen did a brilliant job at boxing up battered fish, sausages, scampi with chips for the residents to enjoy.