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 our home
Mobile Library at Badgeworth
Mobile libraries bring all the benefits of a modern service to people who cannot access a larger library. Whether it's audio books, poetry or prose, there is a wide choice when the library visits Badgeworth Court. With many avid readers, the mobile library has between 1500-3000 books so there is always something for everyone to enjoy and room visits make this possible for all the residents.
100th Birthday Celebrations!
On Saturday 14th September, Mrs Pauline Yiend celebrated her 100th Birthday with family and friends, and with staff and residents of Badgeworth Court Care Centre, where Pauline has been resident for eighteen months. At her party, Pauline enjoyed two birthday cakes, blowing out her candles with Georgia, one of the activity team, and with Xin Zhao, Care Home Manager. She also enjoyed socialising with family friends, including Dame Felicity Lott and Mrs Deborah Phelan, daughters of Pauline’s best friend since girlhood.
At the party, it was lovely to see photos of Pauline’s life, displayed by her family and by care home staff, and especially to see the Cheltenham Medal of Honour certificate presented to Pauline in 1990 for her fifty three years of service to the community of Cheltenham.
A lovely birthday for a lovely lady!
Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and mental health issues. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. Residents enjoyed a visit from Sadie and Chili on the 11th August. Chili visited many residents throughout the home and will be returning for more visits very soon.
Celebrating International Cat Day
Cats Ben and Tom popped in to visit the residents at Badgeworth on Thursday 8th August. The cats came for New Start Cat Rescue and were accompanied by the lovely volunteers. Residents enjoyed an afternoon of cuddles, as well as remembering their previous pets and their stories of the mischievous antics.
Summer Fete at Badgeworth Court
On Saturday 17th August we opened the Badgeworth Court gardens to residents, staff, friends and families for our Summer Fete. There was something for everyone from face painting and a bouncy castle to raffles and refreshments. We were also joined by staff from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and got to have a look inside a Fire Engine. As well as that we enjoyed musical entertainment from the Ola Samba band and Singer Rebecca.
Magic Table session at Badgeworth Court
A great morning session with the magic table. The colourful light projections respond to hand and arm movements, enabling residents to play with the light itself, increasing both movement and stimulation.With benefits including having a positive effect upon well-being by improving mood, reducing apathy and restlessness, as well as increasing engagement levels.
Please join us at Badgeworth Court Care Centre to celebrate Bonfire Night.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to share in hot dogs, toffee apples, and warming hot chocolate whilst…
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…
Tai chi for seniors is a healthy exercise that simultaneously relaxes and invigorates the body. Many individuals perform tai chi, as an alternative to a more dynamic workout, yet still reap the…
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
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…
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…
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.
Gentlemans Club at Badgeworth Court
Welcome to Badgeworth Court Gentlemans club! Not just for the men, women are also welcome to join in for cards, dominoes and other games over a beer.