Meet our Activities Coordinator, Emma Crompton
Emma has been working at Bradshaw Manor since 2015 as a care assistant and unit leader for our Memory Lane Community, and has recently changed her role to our home's Activities Coordinator.
The main focus of her role is to ensure that residents have fun and that we provide exciting and therapeutic activities for everyone to benefit from.
Emma organizes a wide variety of activities to suit everyone’s needs in her weekly programme, including monthly entertainment, outings and animal visits.
Activities at Bradshaw Manor
We are always very busy here at Bradshaw Manor, with lots of different activities available to residents, including arts and crafts, baking club, gardening, flower arranging, 'Music & Movement', 'Time to Listen and a Tipple', group walks, a weekly visit from Shasta the pet therapy dog, one-to-one sessions with residents, weekly hairdresser visits, monthly minibus trips, music memories with Arfon fortnightly, a gentleman's club, a knit & natter club, monthly entertainment, Memory Café on our Memory lane community; aromatherapy sessions, bible stories, music memories, film afternoons with a fresh popcorn machine, reminiscence workshops, and the old favorites: bingo and quizzes.
Our aim is to provide fun and therapeutic activities for everyone to benefit from. At Bradshaw Manor, we endeavor to provide the best we can for everyone we support. As we say: the residents do not live in our workplace – we work in their home.
Life at Bradshaw Manor Care Home
Staff at Bradshaw Manor Care Home in Rhyl have begun fundraising by cycling 1292 miles to raise money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation and a Memorial Garden for the residents.
The staff will be cycling 1292 miles, equivalent from London to Inverness and back using spinning bikes very kindly donated by Rhyl Boxing Club and Summerhouse out Of School Club.
Emma Crompton, Activities Co-ordinator at Bradshaw Manor said: “We love to fundraise for charities and different causes throughout the year that has been selected by staff, residents and friends of the home. Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a great cause that helps many people in need. We are also raising money towards a Memorial Garden in memory of our residents we have lost recently. We feel really proud to have been able to raise this money. Thank you to everyone who donated!”
National icecream month
What better way than to mark National Ice Cream Month with a visit from our local Ice Cream Van. The residents were able to go and choose their favourite flavours and toppings! What a lovely treat!
Virtual Nursery Visit
Residents of Bradshaw Manor had a very special Arts and Crafts session. They were very lucky to be joined by the children from one of their local nurseries. The residents painted and coloured a big poster to welcome the children back to nursery whilst the children coloured pictures for our residents! This was all done through skype! We cannot wait for our next session with the nursery.
Happy Father’s Day!
Bradshaw Manor celebrated a fun-filled Father's Day. Their gents enjoyed receiving lots of cards, parcels and Skype calls from their loved ones and were also treated to Fish and Chips from the homes local chippy. Everyone finished the day off with a beer in the garden!
Supporting our local Zoo
Due to recent circumstances - our Zoo’s are financially struggling. After our residents heard this, they were desperate to help. During our residents meeting, our residents decided we were going to adopt an animal! As much as we would love to adopt all the animals - our residents decided on a beautiful Eurasian Brown Bear. The Zoo staff were blown away with the kindness of our residents. We look forward to visiting the Zoo in the future to meet him.
A Big Thank You to our Residents
Our residents have been clapping for the Barchester team and all key workers every Thursday for their hard work and dedication.
Today it was our turn to thank them! Our residents have been nothing but wonderful during this difficult time, they are the reason we do what we do. We have laughed, cried, loved and lost- but we have done this together.
Our staff have been writing ‘Thank you for being you’ cards for the residents with their own personal message. The photo above is resident Lydia receiving her card.