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...
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.
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.
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.
Due to recent circumstances - our Zoo’s are financially struggling. After our residents heard this, they were desperate to help. During our residents meeting, our residents decided we were going to adopt an animal!
As residents embrace new technology and keeping in touch with their loved ones via Skype they also been busying with traditional methods and sharing messages with postcards to send to their family and friends, who doesn’t love to receive a postcard!
We celebrated with Joan her 100th birthday, this day was even more special as very recently Joan beat COVID-19. So the day was filled with happiness with skype calls from family in Bristol and Australia singing and wishing her a very happy birthday.
St Thomas has been keeping in touch with the community during the lockdown, and have been thrilled to receive cards of kindness and support.
We have also received a personalised plaque, after one of the care team joined a community Facebook group.
The residents of Chester Court have been very lucky to receive lots of lovely mail and gifts from the local community, and were delighted to receive their new friends from the home's local Samaritans branch in the form of Sams Bears.
Residents at Chester Court, with support from the care team, have found a sweet way to stay in touch with their families and friends during the coronavirus outbreak (despite not being able to have visitors) by writing postcards home to their loved ones.