Activities at Ashchurch View Care 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.

Enriching life
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Sarah Walker

Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am the Activities Coordinator for Ashchurch View.  I have always worked in care and my experience includes working with older people in the community.  I am passionate about working with those living with dementia to enhance well-being as well as fun along the way.  I will plan a varied and interesting variety of events and activities with new ideas welcome!

As a team we are committed to Barchesters Life Enrichment Programme ensuring we work with mind, body and soul.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Ashchurch View Care Home

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Experiencing The Gaia Exhibition

Ashchurch View residents experienced the Gaia Exhibition currently on display in Tewkesbury Abbey and it really was fascinating. This exhibition has been on display all around the world, the work of artist Luke Jerram it shows the scale of the earth three-dimensionally with NASA imagery of the earth's service.

Everyone was so pleased to have the opportunity to see the display before it leaves Tewkesbury next week. We also took time to walk around the abbey, it was also an opportunity for reflection.  

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Pancake Flipping Fun!

Not only did Ashchurch View residents enjoy delicious pancakes today, they had great fun flipping pancakes!

Sarah went all around the home including into residents' rooms and everyone including the team had a real giggle trying to achieve a perfect landing! It is fair to say the pancakes ended up in some interesting locations including on a lampshade! 

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Valentines Floral Demonstration for Residents From Master Florist

Ashchurch View residents had a fantastic time joining Kathryn Delve Master FLorist for a Valentine’s-inspired live virtual flower arranging demonstration.  Kathryn shared brilliant and creative ways to decorate our tables with beautiful flowers.  Residents put their skills to the test and followed along with putting together some amazing creations of our own. Our residents truly enjoyed the experience and the end results look beautiful.

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Mindsong Music Therapy

Ashchurch View welcome volunteers from Mindsong every fortnight.  This wonderful Gloucestershire based charity offer music therapy for those living with dementia and our residents benefit greatly from their sessions.  Everyone loves singing along with the volunteers who lead in fine voice.  

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Ashchurch View Open Day

There was a warm welcome for visitors at the latest Ashchurch View open day.  It was a busy day showing those considering care for themselves or a loved one around the home so they could experience life at Ashchurch View as well as talk to the team and residents.  There was also a beautiful performance from violinist Meg.

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Age UK Gloucestershire Cheque Presentation

Ashchurch View welcomed Ida, Helen and Ellie from Age UK Gloucestershire today so we could present the money raised from our Christmas raffle. General Manager Sam, Activities Coordinator Sarah and resident Betty handed over the £136 raised for this wonderful local charity. Thank you so much to everyone who donated prizes and purchased tickets the raffle was a big success.

Age UK Gloucestershire provide a range of information services as well as social groups across the county. Helen, Head of Age Friendly Communities and the Charities' Deputy Chief Executive and Ida, the Age Friendly Communities Lead for Tewkesbury took a tour of the home and spent time chatting to residents.

Upcoming events

Ashchurch View Memory Cafe Thursday 29th February 2-4pm

This month's memory cafe will be held at Ashchurch View.  Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy singer Rebecca Hazlehurst as well as the opportunity to talk.

Tea, Cake and Chat Cafe Every Friday From 2.30pm

Join us in the Ashchurch View Cafe every Friday afternoon for tea, cake and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.