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

Beach Day

The Beach Day took place on the 31st August. Our residents and team members enjoyed the last day of the summer weather. It had something for everyone and brought back their happy memories, such as family holidays and playing on the beach as children.

It was a lovely afternoon and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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Cruise Day

Residents at Badgeworth Court enjoyed a Cruise Day. All the stops were chosen by them, and the first was Italy. They enjoyed a delicious lunch, with a Italian food provided by the our Head Chef.

All aboard for the next stop!

Hula Party

Residents enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the garden with the hula party!

Our Divisional Winners

Congratulations to Debbie Murcott, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Debbie is a finalist in the Hospitality Champion category and has been invited to attend a virtual awards ceremony on 8th October, where she will find out if she has won overall.

Also, congratulations to Joana Matias, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in Activities Coordinator of the Year category.

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National Beer Day

To celebrate Beer Day, the activities team provided a selection of beers and hosted a pub quiz for the residents. Also, we played the popular game: beer pong. It was a lovely afternoon!

Cupcake Day

Residents and staff enjoyed supporting Cupcake Day for the Alzheimer’s Society. Lovely cupcakes were decorated by staff and residents. 

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…