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

World Poetry Day

To celebrate World Poetry day we held a reading club and took time to share our favourite poetry.

 

Happy Mother's Day

Badgeworth Court has closed its doors to visitors to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, however this did not stop us celebrating Mother’s day. Residents enjoyed fun activities, games, flowers and much more.

Kindness in the Community

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Badgeworth Court, ha closed its doors to visitors. We have started a new project: Kindness in the Badgeworth Community. We are asking Local school children and volunteers to write letters, poems or do a drawing for our residents, or even make a friendly home movie for the residents. You could email it to badgeworthcourt.activities@barchester.com. Letters can be sent to our home address.

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Fine Steps

Residents thoroughly enjoyed a performance by the Fine Steps dance droup. The dancers were children and they danced many different styles: Tango, Waltz, Salsa, to name a few. They will definitely be visiting again soon.

Barber Service

Residents of Badgeworth Court enjoyed a new  service, especially for our gentlemen: a barber service! Our gentlemen residents, together with some members of our staff, are enjoying using this brilliant service. The barber will visit Badgeworth again on Wednesday 4th March. This service will be available on the first Wednesday each month thereafter.

Another point to note is, our barber has had training in supporting individuals with dementia. Everyone is welcome to use this service and appointments can be made by talking to the activities team at Badgeworth Court

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Christmas Festivities

On Christmas day, our residents gratefully received a lovely gift from staff members at Badgeworth. Each resident received a lovely card from the students from Pates wishing them a very Merry Christmas. Residents, families and friends gathered together to enjoyed a lovely tasty Christmas lunch in our dining room with all freshly cooked treats, provided by our chef! A lovely time was had by all.

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Upcoming events

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.

Gentlemans Club at Badgeworth Court

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.