Meet our Activities Coordinators, Shelbie Taylor & Suzanne Scholfield
We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Boroughbridge Manor Care Home
Keeping residents connected during the colder months
Residents are overjoyed at Boroughbridge Manor care home in Boroughbridge, as Barchester Healthcare has implemented a visiting suite for residents to continue to spend time with their loved ones for the autumn and winter seasons in addition to the outdoor visiting that has been on offer for those able for many months.
Balancing resident wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of Barchester Healthcare’s thinking and they understand how important it is for residents and their family and friends to be able to spend time together in the safest way possible.
There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment by Barchester Healthcare, who run Boroughbridge Manor care home. It was welcome news for their residents and family and friends as we enter the colder season meaning catch-ups can continue to take place, instead of, or in addition to, outdoor visiting already offered for those able.
Home Elfs themselves to raise funds for Alzheimers
Staff at Boroughbridge Manor Care Home in Boroughbridge, York swapped their uniforms for costumes on National Elf Day, Thursday December 3rd) in an effort to raise funds to help people living with dementia.
Launched by the Alzheimer’s Society and delivered direct from the North Pole, Elf Day was created to sprinkle some festive cheer on fundraising towards finding a cure for dementia. From stripy socks to head-to-toe elf outfits, anything goes – there’s snow better way to raise money to help beat dementia.
On the day, residents and staff at Boroughbridge Manor were able to enjoy elf-themed games including ‘Elf’ yourself, best-dressed Elf competition, Christmas quiz, Elf-bingo and create your own Elf hat as the team at the home donned their elfish apparel. The home managed to raise a total of £30.00 towards the cause.
Jumper joy at Boroughbridge
Residents and staff at Boroughbridge Manor Care Home in Boroughbridge helped to make the world a better place by wearing a festive jumper on Friday 11th December in aid of Save the Children’s annual fundraising event, Christmas Jumper Day.
All residents and staff at Boroughbridge Manor Care Home were encouraged to buy, borrow or decorate their own special Christmas jumpers and donate to Save the Children.
Neil Todd General Manager, said: “Today has been a whole lot of fun with some of the most hilarious outlandish Christmas jumpers I have ever seen! This event has really showcased the creativity and fun-loving spirit of all our residents and staff. We are proud to take part in Christmas Jumper Day and show our support for Save the Children.”
Chocolate delight for Residents
Residents enjoyed an afternoon of fun with Fiona as they took part in a very indulgent afternoon of truffle dipping, butterscotch centre before dipping into white chocolate and decorated with raspberries and more chocolate! These mouth-watering treats are sure to satisfy any chocolate lover! Everyone had a lovely time.
Decorating the cakes
Residents of Boroughbridge Manor have been busy showing their creative sides as they decorated the homes Christmas cakes, not one but three! The cakes will be entered into Barchester’s annual and popular Christmas cake competition.
The home has also being busy getting into the festive spirit in decorating the trees and hanging the decorations and everyone is delighted with how the home looks
Life enrichment for Residents
The fun and laughter has continued at Boroughbridge Manor as residents recently enjoyed trying arts and craft sessions and showing their creative sides as they created cards for their loved ones - fun brightly coloured leaf hedgehog cards, keeping active with their armchair exercises and music and movement sessions.
Residents at Boroughbridge Manor enjoy the homes engaging activities programmes consisting of virtual concerts from popular local entertainers, virtual worship services, armchair exercise sessions and have taken to Skype and WhatsApp to their nearest and dearest arranged by the homes’ activities team for residents within the home and local community groups.