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.

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 Badgeworth Court Care Home


Summer Fayre

The rain held off and we were all able to enjoy ourselves on the Village Green.

The day was filled with lots of fun: we had cakes, a book sale, face painting, a raffle and musical entertainment.

Badgeworth would like to thank everyone for attending today and thank those who donated to our summer fayre.

Also, a massive thank you to all team members at Badgeworth Court and members of the community who helped to put this event on.

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Fitness in the Garden

At Badgeworth, residents and team members can enjoy weekly G-Fitness.

This exercise session encourages all our residents to keep themselves active and it has been a success every week.

The classes promote movement and flexibility, and is a chance to socialise and engage with others.

We’ve had a great session in our garden.

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National Cowboy

Residents enjoyed a fantastic show from Cat's Pyjamas Productions. with a lovely performance called 'Love That Country Music', and this included a selection of country music, such as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Patsy Cline.

In addition to the celebration, we enjoyed refreshments and lollies, provided by our chef.

Residents and staff had great fun with the cowboy hats and decorations.

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Sunny Days

Residents of Badgeworth Court have welcomed the spring sunshine.

Some quality time has been spent in the garden by our residents and team members. This includes walks around the Badgeworth Court grounds, games in the sun, fresh drinks and watering our flowers.

The Value of Compassion

A big thank you to the children in year 4 at Shurdington CE Primary School for their lovely letters to residents.

Residents are now writing back to their new pen friends, answering questions and telling life stories, as well as including positive messages.


Easter Celebrations

Our residents enjoyed the Easter celebrations with a virtual church service, following our Easter raffle.

Our chef provided a special menu to our residents and, in our main lounge, they could each find a little surprise.

There has been lots of laughs and fun enjoyed by all.