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
Residents discover the history and treasures of Hereford Cathedral
Residents had a lovely afternoon joining the team from Hereford Cathedral as they were given a glimpse of the spectacular building and its treasures as they were taken on a tour of the site.
From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library, the virtual visit shared the history and beauty of the historic building.
It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.
Virtual tour of Safari Park
Here at Boroughbridge Manor we were pleased to be able to dive into the wild safari life of Knowsley Safari and to enjoy an amazing live stream tour of the park’s grounds.
Our residents were smiling and laughing as they got up close and personal with some of the safari’s most popular animals, including giraffes and meerkats.
We had a wonderful time learning more about the animals and enjoying some live feeding demonstrations.
National Biscuit Day
Whether you’re a die-hard Digestive fan, a Ginger Nut, or go crazy for a Custard Cream, National Biscuit Day, celebrated on May 29th, is the perfect day for you. And it was certainly a day of fun-filled biscuit dunking for the staff and residents at Boroughbridge Manor.
To mark the celebration of the nation’s favourite biscuits, residents tucked into a variety of different options, which of course, were paired with a good old cup of tea. There was much fun to be had taking part in biscuit themed quizzes, and of course baking some delicious biscuits for all to enjoy!
Staff and Residents Celebrate Best Companies Award
There were happy scenes at Boroughbridge Manor Care Home as staff and residents celebrated Barchester Healthcare being placed 43rd in the top 75 Best Companies in Yorkshire and the Humber to work for.
The Best Companies awards recognise companies’ commitment to their employees and to workplace engagement and are made all the more meaningful because they are awarded based on feedback from a randomly selected cross-section of the company’s own employees.
It is absolutely wonderful to be recognised as an Outstanding company to work for, we are all so proud. We all love what we do and I think that shines through. At Barchester, we are a family and the past year has shown that we can do anything if we all pull together.
A blooming masterclass
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Boroughbridge Manor care home in Boroughbridge were treated to an interactive virtual floristry masterclass courtesy of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus.
Blooming Haus started with a small pop-up shop in Chelsea. They have since blossomed spectacularly on to the floristry scene as ‘floral engineers’, carving themselves an outstanding reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative floral design studios. The company is the vision of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski and his business partner, Michael Dariane. The pair bring a completely fresh approach to floristry and their ambition to push the boundaries of traditional floristry has laid the foundations of Blooming Haus’ success to date.
Residents celebrate return of entertainers
There were smiles all round at Boroughbridge Manor care home in Boroughbridge as live entertainers were allowed to perform in the garden once again. Kim and Dave are back with their high spirited performances and they did not disappoint!
Just like the rest of the country, Government guidelines for care homes are starting to relax and performers can now entertain residents again safely in outdoor spaces.
Krzysztof General Manager at Boroughbridge Manor commented: “It is great to be able to open up again and have some live entertainment for our residents. We have really missed being able to welcome performers into our home. It’s lovely to be able to host events in the garden again now that lockdown is easing and the weather is getting warmer.”
Ann, a resident at Boroughbridge Manor said: “Staff here have been very good throughout lockdown putting on all kind of different events to keep us entertained, we have been well looked after but it is lovely to have some live entertainment again.