Meet our Activities Coordinator, Debbie Webb

Hi, my name is Debbie, and I am the Activities Assistant here at Orchard House. I joined the team in 2020 and really enjoyed getting to know the residents and support their life enrichment. 

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 Orchard House Care Centre

Eggstra-special delivery at Orchard House

Paul Webb from Foundation Multimedia in Newport arrived to deliver Easter eggs for residents and staff at Orchard House this week, a very kind and generous gift for everyone.

General Manager, Kim Fleming said: “As always, we’ve all been looking forward to Easter. It’s such a nice time of the year – the resident’s love all the colourful Easter eggs and we have been busy crafting decorations for the whole home. We are really looking forward to an eggs-cellent long weekend!”

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Art therapy at Orchard House

Time spent on hobbies we enjoyed yesteryear can bring much pleasure to residents as we can provide the encouragement, materials and support. For two residents who had stopped painting before coming to live at Orchard House its been a really positive experience to regain their skills once again and share the results with friends and family. 

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Easter egg decorations!

Residents are preparing for the Easter weekend designing their own eggs for a mini egg hunt and decorations to be displayed around the home - not all treats are made of chocolate although we are looking forward to some special edible eggs!

We are Live on Facebook!

We have a fabulous Easter chocolate hamper giveaway on our Facebook page! All you need to do for a chance to win is Like, Share and Tag, so easy so go to our page @barchesterorchardhouse and you could be enjoying all these treats from Hotel Chocolat by Good Friday

Welcoming indoor visitors!

We are delighted to welcome visitors back into the home to see their loved ones. It was lovely over Mother's Day weekend when Joan Furnell, a resident at Orchard House commented: “I am so grateful to the staff here who make days like this extra special for us all and it was wonderful to be able to see my daughter now that we’re allowed to have bedroom visits from one family member.”

Her daughter Denise Hunter said “It’s great to see my mum again. I am so thankful for how well she’s been looked after.”

Following all the protocols to keep everyone safe, the nominated visitor takes a Lateral Flow Device Test and then waits 30 minutes for a negative result before entering the home. For those living further afield we are still very busy with Skype and Facetime calls!

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Mother's Day!

We received amazing handmade cards for our residents to celebrate Mother's Day, with fresh flowers and a cream tea it was certainly a day everyone felt special

Upcoming events

Queen Elizabeth's Birthday - Wednesday 21st April

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday, Happy 95th! residents will be enjoying a special afternoon tea with bubbles for the toast, congratulations HM!

Come and meet Kim Fleming our General Manager!

Are you looking for care for yourself or a loved one? Kim would be delighted to meet you and show you around our home - following Covid safe procedures, call us today