Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jackie Chillingworth
I have been working here since January 2013. Prior to coming to Moreton Hill, I worked for many years in marketing and communications in London and Bristol. I have lived in Gloucestershire for 30 years and I am involved with many local community groups and organisations. Community engagement is an important part of the work I do here to help enrich the lives of our residents.
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
The Cat Came Too!
Lots of our residents enjoy the fresh air and wonderful scenic walks we go on. Even one of our resident cats, Vinnie, enjoys a stroll. The wonderful weather has meant the farmer has been busy haymaking. It’s a good cut this year!
We were delighted to be able to start family visits again at Moreton Hill. It has been a long wait for everyone. With the sun shining and all the space we have available here, families can now visit their loved ones on a regular basis.
We have been busy painting welcome back signs for our families and also doing some ceramic and glass decoration. It’s a good opportunity for everyone to be creative. We might even sell some of our items at our next Fayre – whenever that may be!
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.
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.
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.