Activities at Bluebell Park
Here at Bluebell Park our aim is to enrich the lives of our residents, through group, and individual activities.
We have a wide range of activities designed to mentally, and physically stimulate the people we care for, including regular trips out in the mini bus, and taking part in the community led events that happen in the village we live in. We hold monthly resident meetings so our planning reflects their wishes, and requests, for example we now hold a regular bingo club (which residents families love to attend) and a bowling afternoon which the gentlemen here particularly enjoy. Entertainers and musicians regularly come into the home and families and friends are always welcome to attend too.
Activities are one of the most important aspects of our care home, and we strive to have a full range on offer. Our team here at Bluebell are dedicated to ensuring our residents enjoy, and get as much out of our entertainment as possible. It is without a doubt our mission is to make sure that life at Bluebell is active, fun, and most of all happy.
Life at Bluebell Park Care Home
Residents of Bluebell Park enjoyed an arts and crafts session as they build their own Scarecrow as part of National Scarecrow Day. Every year on the first Saturday in July whilst more popular in the USA people come together worldwide to build a scarecrow.
The role of a good scarecrow is to scare the crows and other birds away so that they will not eat the freshly-planted seed and the growing crops and Residents will be placing their new friend in the garden for all to see.
Spreading some positivi-tea
Residents of Bluebell Park brewed up a storm to enjoy a double celebration as they hosted an afternoon tea and welcomed new activities coordiantor, Justyna to the home. Hospitality supplied a tasty selection of biscuits, cakes, and of course, teas for the event.
Residents really enjoyed the choice of teas, cakes and events and recently celebrated National Cream tea in the home and as a nation who truly loves their tea, it was great excuse for an afternoon brew and a natter. It was also a good way to celebrate and welcome Justyna to the team.
Staying In Touch
Residents at Bluebell Park have been busy writing letters and creating cards to send to their loved ones as a surprise. Residents have also been making use of skype and facetime so that they can video call their relatives – although some weren’t too sure about the new technology!
Senior General Manager, Rachel Smith said “It is vitally important that we ensure that our residents can remain in contact with their family and friends during this time. New technology is great for this purpose, but of course a good old fashioned letter is just as welcome!”
Happy Father’s Day!
Residents at Bluebell Park enjoyed a leisurely day in the garden in celebration of Father’s Day taking advantage of the glorious sunshine. This year, due to the current situation, family and friends joined in the celebrations virtually via video call. Residents weren’t phased by this however, as they have become quite tech savvy at Skype calls, FaceTime, and online events. These platforms are an invaluable way to keep people connected with loved ones and friends, as well as with the local communities, during these unprecedented times.
Staff and residents enjoyed a day of good conversation and weather. A traditional homemade Sunday lunch was prepared by the home’s chef for everyone to enjoy.
Brewing Up a Storm
At Bluebell, we feel so blessed to have such an amazing support network from our community with the local churches, interest groups and community, all supporting us and it is now that the support we have received has shined brighter than ever, and the home was delighted to receive a bumper coffee hamper from their local Costa outlet to brew up a storm for residents.
The response from the local community has been amazing and the residents have been delighted and have been enjoying all the wonderful gifts they have received, and we will certainly enjoy a cuppa thanks to Costa. The kind gesture has certainly brought some positivity and smiles to the home.
Residents and colleagues at Bluebell were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from a family member who had generously sent a colourful fruit box to the home for everyone to enjoy, and in recognition of the home's hard working, dedicated team supporting residents during this difficult period.
The response from the local community has been amazing, and the residents have been overwhelmed with the gestures from families, members of the community, and it has brought some positivity and smiles to us all.
We look forward to the time we can welcome them to visit us again!