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.

Life at Adlington Manor Care Home

Robots with V&A Dundee

We enjoyed a wonderful virtual introduction to the world of robots with V&A Dundee Curator, Kirsty Hassard.

Kirsty talked us through the history of robots and their early beginnings, the presentation traced the fascination of all things wired and wonderful and considered what the future might hold for our relationship with a multitude of mechanical machines.

It was absolutely thrilling to learn what robots can do now and what they might be able to do in the future.

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Blenheim Palace

We had a lovely time exploring the amazing gardens of Blenheim Palace through a virtual talk, hosted by the Historian - Antonia Keaney.

We enjoyed a virtual look at how the gardens at Blenheim have developed over the past 300 years - from the formality of Henry Wise through to the ‘natural’ landscape created by Capability Brown and beyond.

Everyone was very impressed by the many jewels hidden within the 150 acres of beautiful gardens.

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Divisional Winner - Garden of the Year

The Maintenance team and gardener at Adlington Manor in Cheshire have been crowned Garden of the Year for North Division in the Barchester Care Awards 2021 and they are through to the national round of judging.

The Barchester Care Awards celebrate the staff who go the extra mile for the benefit of the 12,000 residents living in Barchester’s 248 care homes and private hospitals across the country. Categories range from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Dementia Care Champion’ and ‘Activities Coordinator of the Year’.

More than 2,900 nominations were received from homes and hospitals across the UK. All entries were a very high standard and they are all over the moon to have been named the winner for the North division beating hundreds of other nominees.

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Bastille Day

Today we marked the National Day of France, also known as Bastille Day.

Our home was decorated with French flags and we all took part in French-themed activities throughout the day including: watching virtual fireworks and parades, learning interesting facts about France and some French phrases.

Our talented chef prepared some traditional French food, which we all enjoyed with a glass of French wine.

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Wimbledon highlights

Residents and staff at Adlington Manor care home in Cheshire were at the ready for the start of Wimbledon on June 28th with delicious strawberries and cream, all washed down with a cocktail

Tennis fans at Adlington Manor were delighted to be able to watch this year’s 134th Championships after the disappointment of last year’s tournament having to be cancelled.  Residents and staff got together to watch the matches and celebrated by having afternoon tea whipped up by Hospitality with traditional Wimbledon-inspired strawberry and cream treats.

Fiona, General Manager at the home, said: “We’ve had a fantastic time celebrating the return of Wimbledon today, it is always a firm favourite with our residents. We really missed the tournament last year so we’re planning on watching as much as we possibly can this year and enjoying every minute!”

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Dartmoor Zoo

We were able to virtually dive into the impressive wildlife of Dartmoor Zoo.

We explored its grounds and learnt about the unique history of the park from the zoo’s educational team. The culmination of the tour was the live tiger training demonstration, which was wonderful to see and enjoyed by all.

Our residents were delighted to see amazing photos and short videos of the animals and take a peek inside their home.

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