Joana Matias

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Joana Matias

My name is Joana Matias and I am from Portugal. I studied social education in Portugal and, following this, worked as an activities coordinator and carer.

I wanted to broaden my horizons, so I came to England. During my first year in England, I worked as a care assistant in the community, and as a support worker, before going on to work as an activities coordinator in another care home.

Here at Badgeworth Court, I organise a variety of activities and social events within the home and in the local community, such as creative gardening, arts and crafts, gentle exercise sessions and singalongs with live singers and musicians, plus much more.

Our team will endeavour to promote residents’ well-being through meaningful activities.

For more information about our activities, or if you would like to join us, please contact one of the team. You will be most welcome!

Activities at Badgeworth Court

Our Activities Coordinators provide a stimulating social programme to suit residents' individual tastes and desires, and offer group or one-to-one activities based on individual preferences. We are a dedicated team that always ensures residents have enough to do to keep them stimulated and entertained. There are regular trips out on the minibus to nearby places of interest, and exercise classes to suit people of all capabilities, in addition to much, much more.

Life at Badgeworth Court Care Centre

A Kind Donation

Staff from Badgeworth Court were provided a lovely basket of donations from Leckhampton Court to say thank you for all their hard work.

A Moving Moment

It has been three long months since one of our residents has seen his much-loved family members, but they were reunited in the gardens of Badgeworth Court recently. The residents loved the first visit from the window!

Carers Week at Badgeworth Court

This week at Badgeworth Court we celebrated National Carers Week. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank the wonderful carers for all their tireless work within our home and across the UK. Thank you!

Shakespeare Day

Badgeworth Court has closed its doors to visitors to help stop the spread of coronavirus, however this did not stop us celebrating Shakespeare Day in the garden. Residents and staff all gathered together in the afternoon for a lovely danced.  

VE Day Celebrations

We enjoyed reminiscing and live music as part of our VE Day celebration. There were also plenty of decorations, a quiz in the garden and much more.

Birthday Bash

We hosted a lovely birthday party for Brenda with staff. She very pleased for all the decorations and birthday cakes.

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.

Gardening Club

Join us every month for our exciting new gardening club. Gardening stimulates the mind and body. First and foremost, gardening is an excellent form of exercise that gets you moving. Green fingered…

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic benefits of massage for the elderly, massage has various physical and mental benefits, which results in the improvement of health and general well-being. If you would like to come…

New Sewing Workshop

New Sewing Workshop

Our new sewing workshop begins on the 28th September 9.30-12.30. The first session we will be making purses. Sewing machines are available and each session can be pre booked in advance for the…

Mind Song

Mind Song

Come and join us at Badgeworth Court for our weekly Mind Song sessions. By sharing music together, feelings of isolation or loneliness dissipate; connections are made, relationships nurtured, and…

Creative Gardening

Creative Gardening

Join us every Tuesday for our new creative gardening club. From flower arranging to creating fabulous floral art designs there is something for every ability.