Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Kingswood Court Care Home
Kingswood Court held a day of celebrations to thank care staff at the home, who make a real difference to the lives of those in their care.
Staff were treated to flowers and chocolates as a thank you for everything that they do! Barchester CEO, Dr Pete Calveley, also sent a personal thank you to our care team.
National Biscuit Day
Whether you’re a die-hard Digestive fan, a Ginger Nut, or go crazy for a Custard Cream, National Biscuit Day, celebrated on May 29th, is the perfect day for you. And it was certainly a day of fun filled biscuit dunking, for the staff and residents at Kingswood Court care home in Bristol
To mark the celebration of the nation’s favourite biscuits, residents tucked into a variety of their favourite’s, which of course, were paired with a good old cup of tea. There was much fun to be had taking part in biscuit themed trivia, biscuit quiz’s and a lovely selection of treats picked by the in-house chef.
Shaun Lock, General Manager at Kingswood Court said: “Tea and biscuits is a quintessentially British treat, and it was the perfect excuse to come together and have a bit of fun. Not that anyone needed too much persuasion! We are continually adapting, and finding new ways to make sure every effort is focused on creating an enjoyable environment for all of our residents, whilst adhering to social distancing advice.”
Royal Chelsea Flower Show
An international pandemic was not going to let organisers of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show, or residents at Kingswood Court in Bristol, stop celebrating the event, as it was moved to a digital format.
Taking place between 18th – 24th May, the world’s greatest flower show went digital, and brought an exciting line-up of world-leading designers, plant experts, and practical gardening advice – all enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.
In celebration, the RHS and BBC1’s The One Show, joined forces to launch a competition to celebrate ‘Virtual Chelsea’. Asking green fingered fans to share images of green spaces and gardens – and hear how plants are helping them through these challenging times. Of course, residents at Kingswood Court were keen to get involved.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed painting flower pots and planting flowers in our garden.
Shaun, General Manager at Kingswood Court said: “The Chelsea Flower Show is a much loved event at the home, and residents get so much from spending time in our gardens. In these unprecedented times, we are so lucky that the residents can still enjoy the peaceful green spaces. Our dedicated gardening team made up of staff and residents alike, work over-thyme to get our garden beautiful for the summer, and some of them loved the competition element of the flower show this year. Continuing to provide a range of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities for our residents is more important than ever, and we continue to ensure that the group activities are smaller, adhering to social distancing advice”
Residents at Kingswood Court said “it’s lovely looking at the beautiful pots that we have painted and we enjoy watching the birds and squirrels in the garden”.
International Nurses' Day
Coinciding with the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, International Nurses Day, held on Tuesday 12th May, is a day to celebrate nurses and care staff around the world. The nursing team at Kingswood Court were issued with a thank you card from Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester, and Julie Atherton, Director of Nursing'.
This year, the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife, because it will also mark the bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth. This theme is even more relevant in this unprecedented time, when we are hugely indebted to all our care staff, and we are incredibly proud to applaud their extraordinary efforts and commitment on this special day of recognition. It is a day to recognise the important work and dedication of care givers everywhere, who often go above and beyond the call of duty.
At Kingswood Court, our nurses and staff are hard-working, dedicated, and passionate about caring for others, and that compassion and commitment has shone through even more these past few weeks. All their efforts are focused on creating an enjoyable environment for our residents, so it’s nice to take this time to show our appreciation in return.