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...
Our residents are all becoming well accustomed to the iPad now and embracing technology by using FaceTime, Zoom and emails to stay in touch with loved ones. We thought we’d have some fun seeing what their social media accounts would look like if they had them.
As a way for our residents to still be able to see and chat to their friends and family, we have set up a Skype station in our bistro. Here the residents can sit and have a ‘face-to-face’ chat whilst enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
As well as keeping in touch with families and friends via skype calls, our residents also enjoyed writing notes to loved ones and sending to families which began many conversations between each other via email.
Residents of Lethen Park have been busy making use of Skype and FaceTime so that they can video call their relatives – although some weren’t too sure about the new technology! For some, they have embraced technology to learn new things, including letting their competitive side shine with games an
Residents at Boroughbridge have created their very own ‘rainbow’ tree and display and have joined the national initiative which sees members of community display rainbows in their windows, so that children can go ‘rainbow spotting’ when out for their exercise with family.
Residents spent time colouring rainbows and posing for photographs to send to their families recently at Laurel Bank to let them know that we’re doing well here, keeping busy and keeping hope alive. We will get through this together!
Staff, residents, loved ones and members of the community, including the local police, cheered on NHS staff and other key workers at Fordmill, who are helping to keep the country running during the coronavirus pandemic.