Activities at Emily Jackson
Our activities team continues to offer a wide range of activities to both mentally and physically stimulate our residents. Our activities include one to one shopping, group outings in our minibus, and regularly attending our local church and bowling club. We also enjoy the entertainment from the musicians who come and visit us as well as our PAT dog. We have a range of activities so residents with all abilities and talents can join in activities and social gatherings. We encourage families and volunteers to share the joy with us by taking part in our social events as well.
Life at Emily Jackson House Care Home
Divisional Carer of the Year
Congratulations to Miles Walczak, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Miles is a finalist in the Carer of the Year category and has been invited to attend an awards ceremony on 8th October, where he will find out if he has won overall.
National Volunteer’s Week
At Emily Jackson House we have so many willing and generous volunteers and students. Chris, pictured, has been volunteering with us for many years and has now become a very good friend to many of our residents and staff. Chris is currently not visiting the home, due to lockdown, which is making her and the residents very sad, as they miss one another. Chris usually visits twice a week, so it is a big impact to the normal routine when she is not coming in as normal.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to Chris for everything she has done for the home and the residents. Chris you are one in a million, we are eternally grateful to your contributions to the residents wellbeing. We delivered Chris a gorgeous potted Lily plant, a box of chocolates and hand-written card to express our thanks. Chris was so pleased to see our activities lead, it was a great short reunion after several months! All of the staff and residents at Emily Jackson House are looking forward to Chris coming back, and all of our other wonderful volunteers and students; thank you to you all.
A Relaxing Day in the Garden
Our residents enjoy nothing more than an afternoon relaxing in the beautiful Emily Jackson Gardens. Today the weather was beautiful, the gardens are blooming and the ambiance was just perfect.
Our residents enjoying a glass of wine in our lovely gardens. Cheers!
Charlotte, our lifestyles coordinator, manicuring a resident. Its so important to a residents wellbeing that they feel at their best. Charlotte enjoys manicuring and hand massaging our residents, and they enjoy it too.
Today’s beautiful weather brought many birds into our back garden. Many of our residents love nature and today, they had such a wonderful time outside while enjoying the sunshine and birdwatching. The sound of the birds singing have brought lovely smiles from our residents faces.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Carers' Support Group
You are invited to join us for our monthly support group, specifically for those caring for a loved one.
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.