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.
Life at Arbour Court Care Home
Residents enjoy tour of Hereford Cathedral
We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.
We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.
It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.
Happy Carers Week!
Happy Carers Week. We would like to take this great opportunity to recognise and thank our wonderful carers at Arbour Court in Stockport.
We are proud of each and every one of our care team for the outstanding care that they provide to our residents every single day. They always go above and beyond their role and for this we are truly grateful.
Our carers received numerous donations and gifts from local organisations and businesses and lovely thank you cards from our community members, relatives and friends.
Community engagement is important to Residents and colleagues at Arbour Court and the home have recently delivered a box of treats to Tameside Hospital Emergency and Orthopaedic Nursing staff as a token of thanks for their hard work, we’ve been lucky to receive our own community gifts from Rose Hill Primary School who delivered some beautiful plant pots to the home, Residents are bus sending their thank you cards back to the children.
International Nurses Day
Coinciding with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, International Nurses Day, held on Wednesday 12th May, is a day to celebrate nurses and care staff around the world. Residents and staff at Arbour Court care home in Stockport, were happy to get involved by hosting a much deserved presentation afternoon to recognise their colleagues.
In 2021, the World Health Organisation is seeking to highlight the ways in which nurses are innovating and to explore what the future of nursing could look like. This year, more than ever, we are hugely indebted to all our care staff, and we are incredibly proud to applaud their extraordinary efforts and commitment, on this special day of recognition. International Nurses’ Day is a day to give thanks for the dedication of care givers everywhere, who go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver extraordinary care and support.
Sunshine and garden time
We have been embracing the sunshine here at Arbour Court whilst celebrating National fish and chip day with a tasty serving of fish and chips prepared by the homes hospitality team and finishing with refreshing ice-cream. We even managed to get outdoors and enjoy the weather and do a spot of gardening and watering the plants.
Virtual tour of Safari Park
Here at Arbour Court were pleased to be able to dive into the wild safari life of Knowsley Safari and to enjoy an amazing live stream tour of the park’s grounds.
Our residents were smiling and laughing as they got up close and personal with some of the safari’s most popular animals, including giraffes and meerkats and much more!
We had a wonderful time learning more about the animals and enjoying some live feeding demonstrations.