Activities at Chester Court
Our activities coordinator has been working in the home since April 2015. From the beginning, his aim was to make sure that residents felt they had something to look forward to each day. We have a varied activities programme, both in the home and in the community, and we always ask if there is anything different that residents would like to do. Residents and families approach our Activities Coordinator and comment on how much they enjoy what we do, which is a great reward to him personally.
Life at Chester Court Care Home
Residents enjoy festive celebrations
Barchester’s Chester Court have been in the festive spirit throughout the month enjoying live streamed events, festive games and hosting a Christmas party and much more as part of the homes life enrichment. Residents have also enjoyed a feast of festive foods especially prepared by the homes hospitality team.
Residents at Chester Court care home, in Bedlington recently enjoyed a day of remembrance in honour of the fallen. The focal point of the day was a remembrance wall created by residents and staff and where they wrote a sentiment to a loved one or just to thank the fallen heroes for their sacrifice.
Residents made the poppies for the delay as part of their life enrichment activities, they also enjoyed games and a remembrance tea where they shared stories of loved ones who had served for their country.
The activities team at Chester Court supported the residents at the home by dressing up as popular war time songs and music played in the background.
Trick or treat fun for Residents
Residents at Chester Court were entertained to spooky treats and bewitching fun as staff and resident’s donned fancy dress as part of the homes Halloween celebrations, before playing a special Halloween themed game of bingo and many more before settling back to enjoy a buffest especially prepared by the homes hospitality team.
Residents receive activity packs from Age UK
Residents at Chester Court were delighted to receive a supply of free activity gifts from their local Age UK branch, there has been plenty of art work and colouring going on, along with game of cards or two thrown in as part of the homes life enrichment programme and Residents would like to say a big thankyou to Age UK and look forward to sharing their art work soon.
Team members recognised for Long Service
A Registered General Nurse and Head Chef at Chester Court Care Home in Bedlington has received a prestigious 10 and Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for combined 30 years.
Maureen Atkinson, Registered Nurse (General) started at Barchester in October 2010 and Dawn Thompson, Head Chef who started in October 2000 and have worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
Creative art session
Residents of Chester Court have been busy showing their creative sides and produced a selection of art work from union jacks to make bunting as part of the homes remembrance celebrations with General Manager, Sarah saying “everyone has done a good job”.
Residents had a little background music to spur them on as this listened to the sounds of the 60s and singing-a-long to popular hits, it was a great afternoon!