Activities at Brookfield
Our Activities coordinator dedicates her time on getting feedback from our residents of what they like to do. We have introduced paper mornings which involves group discussions and an active mind, and we also have a variety of entertainers that come in on a weekly basis. We hold a residents quiz once a week as it is one of our more popular activities, we now call it the Big Quiz due to its popularity.
It is important that we involve the community and family in many of our activities. We have the local rugby club heritage centre coming in once a week to do Bocci (indoor bowls) and seated exercise. We also hold cheese and wine evenings for family and residents which are very popular. Here at Brookfield we pride ourselves on the fabulous bond our activity coordinator has with all our residents as they are as happy to see her each morning as she is to see her friends.
Life at Brookfield Care Home
Easter craft workshop
It has been a colourful afternoon at Brookfield as residents enjoyed an Easter themed arts and crafts workshop. Residents have had a great time as they show their creative flair in making Easter decorations to display around the home.
Resident shares his experiences
Brookfield resident, Ray has been sharing his experiences of the war as part of the homes 'Getting to know me' sessions with his fellow residents and staff. Ray wrote his own autobiography detailing his life during his National Service 12-years after the war. Ray wrote it in the 1980s and many copies were distributed around the UK, it has been a delight to read as he also illustrated some of the images in the book as he is very good at drawing.
Long Service recognised
A senior carer at Brookfield in Lymm has received a prestigious 10 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 10 years.
Rachel Carson, now senior carer started at Barchester on the 13th February 2011 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
Love is in the air
Love is in the air as Residents enjoy Valentine’s-themed activities from quizzes, crafts, baking. Everyone has been getting in the mood for the month of love, prompting many Residents to reminisce about past Valentine’s Days, romantic gestures and loving partners.
Creating works of art
Residents enjoyed a relaxing painting afternoon using water paints to create some beautiful works of art. During the session they discussed their favourite artists and galleries which they have previously visited.
Morning coffee and papers....
Residents at Brookfield recently enjoyed a morning filled with coffee and cake as the home held a sociable coffee morning. The home were delighted to sit back and relax with the papers and catch up on the week’s news.