Meet our Activities Coordinator, Karen Colvin

I’ve worked at Archview from August 1997. I am married and have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. My ambition in life is to enjoy every day and make people smile.

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 Archview Lodge Care Home

Long awaited reunions

For some residents at Archview care home the long awaited reunion with family and friends became a reality recently, as garden visits have now been allowed to commence at the home.

There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment behind the scenes at Barchester Healthcare, who run Archview care home. Social distancing was still in place, and homes that are able to take part must have a large accessible garden.

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Staff recognised for Long Service

A carer and staff nurse at Archview  have received a prestigious 10-Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 10 years..

Staff nurse Grazina and carer Charlene who is currently training to be nurse, after being a carer for so many years and bringing up children, started at Barchester in July 2010 and havve worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.

May McConchie General Manager  said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 10-years of loyal service with Charlene, she has demonstrated her dedication and loyalty to this home and its residents year after year. I speak for all of us here at Archview when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with Charlene”

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A blooming afternoon for Irene

Irene, resident at Archview enjoyed an afternoon of flower arranging to help decorate the home with summertime blooms before proudly displaying in her room.

After sorting the flowers to create beautiful arrangements in various vases Irene sat back to have a catch-up over a cup of tea and delicious slice of home-made cake.

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Divisional Administration Champion

Congratulations to James Steedman, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. James is a finalist in the Home Administration Champion category and has been invited to attend an awards ceremony on 8th October, where he will find out if he has won overall.

A breath of fresh air

Residents of Archview took advantage of the recent good weather to enjoy the homes beautiful gardens and Oliver, resident at the home offered to help with the homes hanging baskets.  Everyone commented on how much better they felt for grabbing a breath of fresh air, feeling the sun on their faces and checking on the progress of the plants, including the colourful flowers around them.  The residents even enjoyed a refreshing drink afterwards as they sat back to admire their work.

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Birthday celebrations

Residents from Archview took part in celebrations as they recognised a fellow Resident, Wilma’s 90th years young.   The birthday girl also enjoyed Skype time with the family who wished her a happy birthday.  At the end of the day Wilma’s room was like a florist with all the beautiful gifts and flowers she had received.  It had been a beautiful day for her.

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Upcoming events

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.