Meet our Activities Coordinator, Della Bordley

Hi my name is Della and I am an Activities Coordinator here at Adlington Manor.  I have had many years’ experience working in the Health and Social care sector in  various roles. My  aim  is to promote and maintain life enrichment through activities. I do  this through  supporting individuals to take part in a wide range of activities.  The main focus of my role is to ensure that residents have fun and that we provide exciting and therapeutic activities for everyone to benefit from.

I like to organise a wide variety of activities to suit everyone’s needs in the homes weekly programme, including monthly entertainment, outings and animal visits.

Activities at our home

Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Adlington Manor Care Home

Flower power at Adlington Manor

Today we celebrated International Flower Day in style, a great way in mid-winter to bring joy and happiness into the home.

Our residents took part in flower-based activities throughout the day including a flower arranging session and a flower quiz which everyone really enjoyed.

The collective knowledge about flowers gained from years of gardening experience was very impressive.

It was a lovely day, enjoyed by all.

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Landmark celebrations

Residents and staff at Adlington Manor were delighted to be able to celebrate resident, Winifred ‘Eva’ 102nd years young birthday.  The birthday girls was presented with flowers, balloons and a cake especially made by the homes hospitality team.  ‘Eva’ also received cards and gifts from her family.  Happy birthday ‘Eva’ from everyone here at Adlington Manor.

For more information on life at Adlington Manor, please visit our website www.Barchester.com/homes/adlington-manor-care-home

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Balloon creations

Residents at Adlington Manor had an amazing afternoon with the talented Alex from Bollington Balloons who created some wonderful characters and displays for us.  We love our balloon art!  Thank you @BollingtonBalloons for a fun-filled afternoon.

For more information on life at Adlington Manor, please visit our website www.Barchester.com/homes/Adlington-Manor-care-home

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Magic of the Nutcracker

We experienced the magic of the Nutcracker with a special interactive workshop led by English National Ballet Associate Artists.

Our residents were able to take a magical journey thorough Edwardian London and to learn more about the enchanted Nutcracker characters: Clara, the Mouse King, and her valiant Nutcracker doll.   The session included a chair-based dance workshop, clips of the ballet on stage and a Christmas carol sing-along, truly enjoyed by all.

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Mulled wine and mince pies

Here at Adlington Manor we organised a Christmas themed day with a variety of interesting activities.

In the morning our residents, with the help of the team, got involved in a mince pie baking session. The traditional pies were filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices and specially decorated by the residents.

In the afternoon, we held a mince pie tasting session, where our residents enjoyed the delicious pies along with mulled wine and special Christmas cocktails, such as Classic Eggnog, Brandy Alexander, Mulled wine with figs and Old fashion Snowball Cocktail.

A lovely time was had by all.

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Christmas truffles

We had a lovely time joining Paul Hawkins and Steve Wilkes from Unilever for an exciting immersive Christmas experience.

Our residents were welcomed with chocolate treats as Paul and Steve took them on an exciting chocolate truffle making and biscuit decorating journey.

To finish off the Christmas special event, our residents enjoyed a themed quiz and a singalong.

We all had a wonderful time.

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