Activities at Bod Hyfryd
The mental, physical and emotional welfare of our residents is of paramount importance to our staff at Bod Hyfryd. Every resident is seen, if possible, daily and we try to include as many residents as possible in our activities from bowls to baking, craft to exercise and chatting, to hand or foot massage. Everyone has a daily activities plan, a weekly plan and a monthly one. These are created specifically for that person, often from their life history and by talking to the family and resident. We have entertainers in at least once a month and if possible more often. We also have various trips out on the mini bus including trips to Chester Zoo, Lady Diana boat trip down the River, garden centre visits or even to Art Galleries and beaches. We understand that not all residents are outgoing, so for the quieter people, we respect their wishes but often find when they see what we are doing the come and join in. People achieve things they think they will never do again and to see the smile on their faces makes each day very special.
Life at Bod Hyfryd Care Home
Residents have been delighted to receive letters, poems and crafts from the children at local school, St Mary’s as part of the homes intergenerational links with the community. The children have also shared crafts. Residents have enjoyed readying through the children’s letters, loved the crafts and poems which have been sent in to the home.
Poppy power with local school
As part of the homes Remembrance celebrations we joined our friends in the community, St. Marys Primary School to create a poppy display for the residents and staff within the home to share. Everyone had much fun in creating the poppies for their colourful and bright display. Lest we forget
Residents created their very own miniature bonfire display in their arts and crafts using twigs and leafs, with residents helping build by breaking the twigs and choosing coloured leafs to place in between to make it look like the flames. Whilst building the mini bonfire we heard the sounds of fireworks and discussed times spent at fire work parties which all helped with our creativity.
Learner of the Year
Sophie Pynenburg was crowned as the national winner in the Learner of the Year category at the 2020 Barchester Care Awards, held virtually on 8th October.
The awards celebrate staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for the benefit of residents and patients living in Barchester care homes and independent hospitals.
More than 2,800 nominations were received from homes, residents, staff and relatives across the UK this year, which is nearly 1000 more than was received last year. Nominations were sent in by Barchester staff, but many more were also from residents and their families who have praised the fantastic care provided to their loved ones.
All entries have been of a very high standard, and Sophie is thrilled to have been declared as the national winner!
Residents have rhyming fun
In conjunction with National Poetry Day, Residents enjoyed an afternoon of rhyme and verse as they created their own poetry with an autumnal theme. The creativity flowed as residents put pen to paper and showed a number of talented writers within the home. The poems were shared about the home for everyone to read. It was a lovely afternoon.
Harvest fun for Residents
Resident at Bod Hyfryd decided to show they creative sides as they took part in Barchester’s Harvest Festival competition by celebrating the colour of fruit and vegetables during the autumn and created a wonderful visual display for all to see.
They also had some salt dough fun as set about deciding what to make and that their pale colour would enhance the colours from their display, The afternoon created some lovely discussions around baking in the kitchen, autumn and harvest time.