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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jill Lynch

Hi, my name is Jill and I am the Senior Activities Coordinator.

This is my dream job; I love organising activities, crafts, outings, talking and basically being silly.

I believe residents will benefit from lots of stimulation, both mental and physical.

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 our home

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Magical Manicure

Our physical therapist came into to work her magic on residents' hands – and her work was very-much appreciated!

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Life at North Park

We've been keeping ourselves busy lately at North Park! We've hosted exercise sessions with Pulse Fitness, visited Hundens, a sister home, to watch a pantomime; been joined by Santa himself at our Christmas fair, and spent an evening with Elvis, who joins us every other Saturday.

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Barchester's 25th Anniversary

North Park recently celebrated Barchester's 25th anniversary, and we managed to raise a total of £150.36 for our residents' fund through a raffle and hot dog stand.

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National Care Awards 2017

Mark Culley, General Manager, has made it through to the finals of the Great British North East Care Awards in Newcastle in the categories of Manager and Innovator. Well done, Mark!

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A New Minibus!

On the 26th September, North Park welcomed the Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Jan Taylor, to celebrate the purchase of a new minibus, which will make a big difference to the lives of care home residents.

Mayor Taylor handed the keys for the new minibus over to General Manager, Mark Culley, to formally commemorate the occasion. She also spent time meeting, greeting and chatting to the individuals living at the home. They discussed various things, such as Elvis, lavender, the Mayor’s chain and, closer to their hearts, Jo Dolan, a resident who sadly passed away in 2016.

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10 Years of Service

On Sunday 23rd July, Rose Griffiths celebrated 10 years at North Park.

Rose registered as a nurse in 1976 and began her career working at St. George's Hospital in Lincoln. After several years, Rose moved to Darlington and became a leading nurse at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

After a short break from work to raise her Children, Rose went back to nursing, where she held several positions in care homes, including Springfield Care Home, The Manor, Trees Park, Ventress and, finally, North Park.

At North Park, she has been a fantastic leader and senior member of the team. She has supported, advised and helped other staff develop over the last 10 years and, most importantly, has shown excellent levels of care, support and compassion to residents, loved ones and other professionals.

For her achievements, Rose has been awarded a £250 gift voucher and a 10 Years of Service pin badge.

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Upcoming events

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World Book Day

Come along and join us at North Park Care Centre for coffee, cake and a selection of our favourite books.

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Dementia UK Coffee Morning

You are invited to join us for our Alice in Wonderland-themed coffee morning.

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Easter Fair

Come along to North Park Care Centre for some Easter-themed entertainment!

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The Queen's Birthday

We’ll have live musical entertainment, a tombola as well as a create-a-crown competition.

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01325 271 358

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01325 356 000

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