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
Mental Health Awareness
We decided with this week being Mental Health Awareness Week that we would keep ourselves active both physically and mentally, we took to writing letters to loved ones, Sitting in the garden with a refreshing Pimms and telling each other the things we appreciate about one another
Letters to Bracken
Our residents have been keepin in touch with our therapet Bracken, We have been writing letters and sending photos so we can stay in touch
National Vegetarian Day
Residents enjoyed celebrating vegetarian day this month with a delicious veggie afternoon. We all tried some new Veggie snacks that were made by our wonderful kitchen team.
Nurses Day at The Manor
At The Manor, 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. They continue to work tirelessly, and I’m proud of the professionalism and duty of care they uphold. 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.
Happy National Nurses Day
Our Amazing Chef
Our Chef here at The manor is truly a special man. Not only is Paul loved by all of the residents here at the home daily cook delicious nutritious food for our residents but he also has a catering business called 'P Daddys pop up Kitchen' who also regularly donate food adults Key workers and the Isolated elderly in our community he has been doing this on a regular basis since the development of COVID -19, so far he has been providing meals through referrals from local community groups including our local foodbank. We are proud to have Paul on our Team
Thank you to our AMAZING Team
The Manor really does have some exeptional staff. Members of our team are staying on-site to continue to care for our residents . We really are one big family here at The Manor.