Activities at our home
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at Bedewell Grange Care Home
Rule Britannia for Residents
At Bedewell Grange the show must go on and Residents enjoyed a fun day watching the Last night of the Proms on the big screen and engaging in a rapturous rendition of Rule Britannia, Land of hope and glory and many more.
Residents were mesmerised watching the last night at the proms enjoying canapes, sweet treats and a little glass of bubbly.
International Ice-cream day
Residents spent the morning guessing and trying all the different ice creams flavours, all 7 of them! The taste buds continued to tingle as they tried tubs, wafers, cones, flakes, sprinkles and syrups which brought back memories of their childhood jaunts to the seaside. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and said they couldn’t wait for the next time!
Birthday surprise for Resident
Resident, Norma recently celebrated her 90-years young birthday, The celebrations started off with Norma’s room being adorned with balloons, cards and gifts to celebrate her 90th Birthday. Norma was absolutely overwhelmed with all the fuss!
The home held an all day party in the birthday girls honour in the homes light and airy conservatory, where residents played party games, soft music playing in the background of Norma’s’ favourite singer, Elvis. Everyone enjoyed afternoon tea, with salmon and cucumber sandwiches, savoury treats and lashings of birthday cake. The evening come to a close with Norma’s favourite tipple, Baileys Irish cream. Happy birthday Norma.
Carers celebrate 30-years service
Three Carers at Bedewell Grange in Hebburn have received a prestigious 10 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for a combined 30 years.
Emily Maclean, now Care assistant, started at Barchester in August 2010 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years. Along with Marilyn Fearon, now Housekeeping assistant, started at Barchester in October 2010 and Audrey Martin, now Housekeeping assistant, started at Barchester in October 2010.
Residents from Bedewell enjoyed an afternoon of baking, which took them back to their younger years. Baking sessions are a popular group activity for the home and the activity had taste buds tingling as the aroma of freshly baked cheese scones wafted through the home.
The homes activities coordinator, said: “The residents enjoy spending time in the kitchen, as it not only brings back memories of their childhood, but also times when they’ve baked with their own children and grandchildren. Once all the bakes were made, we all enjoyed sitting down with a cup of tea and a home-made cake.”
For some residents at Bedewell Grange care home in Hebburn, the long awaited reunion with family and friends became a reality recently, as garden visits have now been allowed to commence at the home.
There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment behind the scenes at Barchester Healthcare, who run Bedewell Grange care home. Social distancing was still in place, and homes that are able to take part must have a large accessible garden.
It was welcome news to so many residents, family, and friends, who were kept apart for so long following strict government guidance. Residents and their loved ones got together in the home garden and the garden was fully of joy and chatter.