Meet our Activities Coordinator, Megan Haigh
Hi I’m Meg and I’m the activities coordinator here at the Dales. I have only been with Barchester a few months, however I feel that I have settled in so well it feels like home! I thrive to provide a fun and enriching life here at The Dales for all of the residents.
I am a very kind and caring person so love to help where I can in the home to enhance the resident’s lives here. After recently completing my fashion degree, I love anything creative and fun and can’t wait to bring my experience into the daily activities here at the dales! I’m an active and outgoing person and I’m looking to use these skills to bring engaging experiences to all.
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 donate to Skipton Food Bank
Residents and staff members at The Dales celebrated the Harvest Festival by donating a food hamper to their local Skipton Food Bank.
Skipton Food Bank is run by Skipton Baptist Church. The volunteers have a range of different stories and backgrounds, but come together to fight poverty and restore hope to people who are struggling in our communities. Skipton Food Bank are welcoming donations of time, money and food to support people in crisis.
The occasion at the Dales Care Home was also marked with reading of hymns, light refreshments and pumpkin carving which really helped everyone at the home get into the spirit of the festival!
Let's get crafty
Here at the Dales we love to create bright and colourful displays for all to see. The residents enjoyed getting creative making painting and sticking flowers to add to their new display.
The Dales Sports Day
We know how important sports and exercise is here at The Dales for all our residents and so we hosted our famous Dales Sports Day.
Residents competed in throwing, dancing and football tournaments, our residents love to get competitive and this is an activity all enjoy to compete in whatever the sport.
This week residents created Victoria Sponge Buns and enjoyed decorating them together. More eating than decorating was done in this activity but was enjoyed by all!
A special anniversary
Our very own residents Richard and Marilyn celebrated their wedding marriage of 59 years here at the Dales! We made sure to make this day one to remember and celebrated with an afternoon tea for two, shared with a buffet tea and cake for all to enjoy. Congratulations Richard & Marilyn!
Residents got their hands dirty creating our very own pumpkin centre pieces for our dining room, residents carved the pumpkins and created flower bouquets to place in the pumpkins to get us in the October spirit! Residents love to create with flowers and enjoy arranging them while having a good old natter.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
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.