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 Home
Life on the Homefront
The residents of Badgeworth Court have enjoyed a reminiscence session: "Life on the Homefront" with a Collection from Wilson Arts in Cheltenham.
Wilson Arts Collective provides important opportunities for our residents to gain new experiences and developing their skills.
This session encourages our residents and team members to share memories, stimulating mental activity, good social interaction and strengthening friendships.
VE Day Celebrations
On 8th May, team members and residents at Badgeworth Court marked the anniversary of VE Day, also known as Victory in Europe Day, by organising a variety of special activities.
The home was specially decorated with flags, banners and displays. The residents got involved in a sing-along by the window, provided by our lovely Rebecca. It was a great afternoon full of dance, themed talks quizzes and crosswords.
Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking the end of World War II in Europe.
Out & About... Finally
We would like to announce our first trip in 2021 at Badgeworth Court Care Centre. Our lovely trip has been organised to find the treasures of Cheltenham, with drinks and sandwiches made by our Chef.
St Patrick's Day
We celebrated this special occasion in true Irish spirit. There were tunes of Irish music, a selection of beers and plenty of green outfits. We also watched the Cheltenham horse racing festival.
Our team members prepared an Irish chair dancing session on our Memory Lane Community, suitable for those of all abilities.
It was a great day with lots of smiles and positive energy in all the communities.
Our residents and team members have enjoyed getting out in sunshine in our gardens and being creative and cultivating their own home-grown vegetables.
We had a relaxing Gardening Club and enjoyed conversing with each other whilst taking in the spring sunshine.
To celebrate Mother's Day, our residents enjoyed being made to feel very special.
It was a day of smiles and gift-giving and receiving cards and flowers. Our team members provided a gift to each lady in Badgeworth Court, along with a gift card from Holy Trinity Church. The home was decorated for the day, as was our visiting suite, where residents had visits from family and friends. Our residents enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by our Chef.
It was a very special day with our residents, relatives and team members.