Activities at the Dales

We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Life at The Dales Care Home

Home receive gift from a family

All the staff at The Dales would like to thank a residents family for sending in such a thoughtful box of goodies all the way from Scotland.

Virtual travels

Virtual Reality week, last week Kevin Green, Chef brought in his Virtual Reality Console. Whilst the rest of the world is in lock down the residents at the Dales were able to go travelling around the world. They went to New York, sat with a pride of lions on a safari, had a picnic by the lakes of Italy and the most popular was when they went deep sea diving.

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Nurse celebrates 35-years service

A Registered General Nurse at The Dales in Skipton has received a prestigious 35 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 35 years.

Joy Pickles now Registered General Nurse started at Barchester in 5 March 1986 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.

Roisin Doyle, General Manager of the Dales said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 35 years of loyal service with Joy Pickles. She has demonstrated her dedication and loyalty to this home and its residents year after year. I speak for all of us here at The Dales when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with Joy!”

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Sharing the love for Valentines

Here at the Dales we are preparing to share the love as Valentine's Day approaches, we have been busy enjoying an arts and crafts session where we have been creating cards to send to our loved ones.

Keeping active

Exercising the body & mind - Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to Residents at The Dales.   Today was a fun-filled game of beach ball volley!

Every got really competitive, everyone wanted to beat each other and Residents really got into the event.   The home said “Ball exercise is good for Residents wellbeing as it helps with their hand eye coordination and is a good arm exercise to keep them muscles working.”

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Therapy Dolls

Residents enjoy doll therapy at The Dales and have been spending some quality time with their therapy dolls who resemble newborn babies. Roisin Doyle, General Manager said: “The dolls are greatly loved by all of the residents and give a nice sense of belonging and peacefulness in the home and it is great so see our residents interacting with them”

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Upcoming events

Don't Dine Alone

Don't Dine Alone

We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people, so we're inviting local older people to join us for a delicious meal.