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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Joe Maddox

My name is Joe and I am an Activities Coordinator here at Arbour Court.

I started my career as a chef in various hotels in Torquay before moving to Manchester. After working in various other jobs, I became a chef at a different home. Working as a chef for many years, I decided on a career change and came to Arbour Court to be the Activities Coordinator.

I love spending time with the residents and getting to know them on a personal level. We go on outings, play games and find out residents’ likes and dislikes.

My interests include football, travelling and going to the races. After spending the day interacting with the residents, I love to relax and wind down with some peace and quiet.

Activities at Arbour Court

Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a variety of activities and events for all residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus, visits from entertainers and musicians and small group and individual activities in quiet yet stimulating environments. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect resident individual interests as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.

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Chloe Booth

My name is Chloe Booth and I am one of the Activities Cooordinators here at Arbour Court. I have worked at this home since 2012 and have spent much of that time as a Carer. However, in 2018, I decided I was ready for a change, and applied to work on the activities team.

I love working at Arbour Court; I love the residents, the staff and the nature of the work. Dementia is something that turns people’s lives upside down, so if I can spend time with someone and make them smile, I feel I have done my job well.

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Birthday Celebrations

A Carer can be seen above presenting a lovely birthday cake to a resident celebrating her big day. All of our tasty birthday cakes are baked by the kitchen and are very yummy.

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Live Entertainment

Samantha Jones, one of our live vocalists who comes to visit us often, came to sing for us on 5th January. All the residents were encouraged to singalong and have a boogie with her.

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Out & About

A trip to Gregg’s in Stockport was what two residents wanted to do, so we waited for a beautiful day and ventured out. Their wish came true and they each enjoyed a cappuccino and a cake. A lovely day was had by all!

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Tennis at Decathlon

We recently took a trip to Decathlon with two residents who are interested in sports. While there, we challenged the residents to a game of doubles at table tennis; they accepted and both residents teamed up with a member of the activities team. It is safe to say that it was a win-win game, as we all had a great time!

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Arts & Crafts

Our most recent arts & crafts session consisted of model building, drawing and painting. We all shared our ideas about arts and crafts and enjoyed seeing everybody’s different pictures

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