Meet our Activities Coordinator, Marc Chidgey

I have worked at The Manor since 2012, starting out as a kitchen assistant, where I replenished drinks and snacks and assisted in serving meals in communal areas. During this time, outside of the kitchen, I enjoyed meeting residents and took pleasure in seeing their engagement during activities. My interest in resident activities was evident, and I was offered the opportunity to transfer to the activities team.

I love to spend time with residents. I enjoy hearing their stories and finding out what activities interest them. I aim to keep them as active as possible, and my top priority is to instill fun and laughter at The Manor.

Activities at The Manor

Our activities staff are here 7 days a week and are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we care for in a group or individual basis. From trips to garden centres, the theatre, and flower shows to personal shopping and attending family events. We also love organising Christmas fairs, our famous classic car show, musicians, entertainment, and pizza and pint evenings. The team encourage families to visit and work closely with our volunteers to ensure that our residents social care is a priority, so that they have a fun filled and enriched stay whilst here at The Manor. 

Life at The Manor Care Home

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Welcome Spring

Our Residents ( and staff ) have had so much fun making their very own Daffodil bouquet   A perfect Spring piece to get everyone involved  and bring some brightness to our home!   After a cold winter, coupled with the national lockdown, spring has been welcomed with open arms at The Manor.  The Spring equinox , the day marking the first day of spring on 20th March was a day to celebrate.

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Mother and Daughter are both resident's

  Our Mother and Daughter Residents are enjoying their special Mother's Day together. Have a lovely day Jacqueline and Edna.

Local school helps boost our numbers.

  North Town Primary School in Taunton have supported our initiative to provide our resident Dulcie 104 birthday cards for her 104th birthday. Kirsty,  a representative from North Town  delivered hand made birthday cards from pupils for Dulcie.  What a fantastic community we live in.
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Dulcie - 104 years young

The residents and staff wanted to make Dulcie’s 104th birthday extra special, after all its not every day you are 104. The team  targeted themselves with trying to get Dulcie 104 birthday wishes sent to her via birthday cards.

Our Home Manager, Brighton sent a message out for assistance via our Facebook page in the hope that friends, family and colleagues at Barchester Healthcare would send a card to Dulcie at The Manor Care Home. 

We are so pleased to say that thanks to our local community we have had a fabulous response and the cards are pouring in.  So far, Dulcies story has been on BBC radio, in the press and Dulcie has even received a special birthday message from Lorraine Kelly who asked what Dulcie’s secret was.

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Valentines Day

We have been spreading the love throughout The Manor Care Home by reminiscing of the great loves in our lives, past and present.  Today,  our residents wrote messages to their loved ones on specially bought  tee shirts and then wore them with pride.  We have heard some amazing love stories today

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Chinese New Year - The Year of the OX

Everyone at The Manor really enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. The Year of the Ox.   The residents and Staff had great fun making a Chinese dragon display out of paper cupcake cases and then of course we topped the afternoon off with a incredibly tasty Chinese meal at supper.  Great fun for all involved.

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Upcoming events

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National Nurses Day

The Manor will be supporting National Nurses Day.  Our nurses and nurses within our community are held in high regard.  Todays the day we shall say Thank You.

Parkinsons Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s awareness month.  The Manor Care Home is joining the Parkinson Association in helping to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease

Queen Elizabeth 11 Birthday

Our Residents and Staff  shall be celebrating our Queens 95th birthday at The Manor Care Home.  Happy Birthday your Majesty