Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jackie Chillingworth
The activities calendar at Moreton Hill is devised to appeal to as many residents' interests as possible. Residents bring with them lifelong hobbies and passions, and Jackie does everything possible to support and encourage them to continue to pursue them. An important part of her work is also to engage local community groups and organisations to join in to enrich the activities at Moreton Hill whenever possible.
Activities at our home
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Life at Moreton Hill Care Centre
Families Send Messages to their Loved Ones
Being in lockdown doesn’t mean friends and families can’t connect with each other. Lots of us have been using Skype, sending letters and postcards or making videos to be enjoyed. Here at Moreton we have set up a screen in our reception area for our residents to enjoy all the messages, films and photos sent in.
Our regular exercise classes are always popular and are run a couple of times a week in different parts of our home. Here is Daney, our Manager, giving it her all and having a good work out!
VE Day Celebrations
The sun shone and we had a wonderful day celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Three of our residents were based in India at the end of WW2. We decorated our beautiful courtyards with bunting and flags, our chef conjured up some war time food, we sang songs and had a lovely tea party in the garden.
The local community group in Stonehouse that had planned the town’s celebrations sent us a box of goodies of food and drink as well as some fantastic knitted bunting. Thank you Wendy and our Stonehouse friends.
Shadow Came to Lunch
We may not have been able to go out on trips lately and the wet weather in early March has meant our gardener Eddi has been unable to mow the back lawn. To give him a hand he asked Shadow in. The residents can watch Shadow munching on the fresh green grass coming through whilst they have their meals. He is a part of the Moreton Hill's family!
Spring has sprung and we have enjoyed looking out for wildlife appearing in our grounds and gardens. We also took part in a birdwatch weekend and have a kestrel nesting in high up in the courtyard.
We were delighted to receive a donation of beautiful flowers from our local Stroud branch of Tesco. The residents were able to make lots of wonderful arrangements and display them around the home for everyone to enjoy.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Tai Chi at Moreton Hill, specially adapted for any ability to improve wellbeing and fitness.
Poetry and Prose
Everything from Pam Ayres to Wordsworth is shared and discussed at this Monday morning activity. If you are interested in poetry why not come along?
Gentle Walking Group
Come and join our gentle walking group at Moreton Hill. With picturesque walks around the lanes and up to the viewpoint the group is suitable for all abilities.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home. This event will be posted every Tuesday, between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to come along!
Don't Dine Alone
Join us to enjoy some company and a nutritious lunch.