Deborah Thomas

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Deborah Thomas

I am an experienced Activities Coordinator. I have been in this role for the last four years and have worked in residential, nursing and EMI settings, in both care homes and the community.

I feel it is important for care homes to promote independence and allow residents to continue with previous hobbies and interests, as well as encouraging new experiences.

My particular interest is in arts and crafts.

Activities at Caldy Manor

Our Activities Coordinators work together to provide daily activities suited to the tastes of residents. We encourage those we support to continue with any hobbies whilst they stay at home. We also hold group activities, such as exercise to music, sing-alongs, craft sessions and visits to local places of interest. There are also evening events, including cheese & wine evenings and race nights. We keep families up-to-date through our newsletter and notices that can be found across the home. Family and friends are always welcome to join in!

Life at our home

Residents receive Knitted Love

Residents receive ‘knitted love’

Residents were delighted to receive a special gift from St Bridget’s Church jointly with Caldy Church: Church of the Resurrection & All Saints, in the shaped of beautifully knitted blankets from the churches knit and natter group.  Members of the Churches have worked hard, together to create the colourful blanket to keep them warm during the winter months.

Representative, Peggy Dodd visited Caldy Manor to present Residents with their blankets. Resident, Edith Bywater said, ” I am looking forward to using my blanket. The colours are just what I would have chosen.”  The church group are very much involved in the day to day activities at Caldy manor. Staff and residents appreciate all their hard work.

 

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Caldy Manor care home supporting Chikdren in Need Charity Barchester Chikdren in Need event

Caldy Manor supports "Children in Need" Charity

HOME RAISES FUNDS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

 

Staff and Residents at Caldy Manor recently took part in a fun-filled day of activities to raise funds for Children in Need.  The home held a ‘Duck sweepstake’ for staff and an competitive game of bingo for Residents. With staff wearing their PJs for the day with a small donation, an impressive £40.00 raised for the charity. Resident, Edith Bywater was the winner and received a trophy and teddy bear.

 

Charlotte Aspinall, General Manager, said: “Taking part in children in need has been a huge amount of fun and everyone at the home has been behind us all the way. It’s for such an important cause. I’m very glad to be able to do my bit to raise further awareness and money for the charity.”

 

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Home Hosts Lasting Power of Attorney Evening Talk

Caldy Manor Care Home recently hosted a lasting power of attorney talk as they welcomed, Hillyer McKeown Law firm.  The talk supported residents, relatives and members of the local community to this informative evening talk on Lasting Power of Attorney.  

Residents, relatives and their guests had the chance to meet a local solicitor Matthew O’Brien from Hillyer McKeown law firm, to gain a further understanding of the various aspects regarding Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills and Inheritance Tax. They were also welcomed to ask questions and offered one to one advice.

Charlotte Aspinall, General Manager said: “We welcomed the team at Hillyer McKeown to Caldy Manor for their dedication and excellent guidance to families through often complicated and emotional process.”

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Home Has a 'Latte' Fun at Macmillan Coffee Morning

Home Has a 'Latte' Fun at Macmillan Coffee Morning

Staff, residents and visitors at Caldy Manor Care Home held a charity coffee morning on Friday 11th October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Caldy Manor’s coffee morning was a big success – they managed to rise £61.00 and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun doing it!

Charlotte Aspinall, General Manager said: “Holding our own Macmillan coffee morning has been a huge amount of fun and everyone at the home is always keen to support this fantastic charity in any way we can. We are very glad to be able to do our bit to raise further awareness and money for the charity.”

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Intergenerational Playgroup

Caldy Manor care home, in the Wirral have recently hosted an intergenerational playgroup for residents and members of the local community. The event, which took place on Wednesday 18th September welcomed the group of nursery children from Small Steps to enjoy music, games and activities with residents at the home.  

The catering team at the care home provided a selection of healthy snacks on the day, including hand cut fruits and vegetables.

General Manager, Charlotte Aspinall of Caldy Manor, said: “We invited the group to the home as a way to support the carers who visit our home who have young children, and the residents at our home had a lot of fun on the day, and love our young visitors. If anyone ever wants to stop in for a lovely afternoon with your young ones, or just for a cuppa and a break, we’d love to have you join us.”

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Upcoming events

Activities for the New Year

A Happy New Year & Welcome to All

Festive Activities in December at Caldy Manor

Merry Christmas Everyone

Dementia Café

Dementia Café

We know the importance of supporting our local community and hold monthly groups, specifically for those living with dementia or caring for a loved one.

Tea and a Tour

Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.