Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lisa Smith

I am responsible for developing and overseeing an active living programme for each resident, which supports mobility, social contact, independence and fun, so that each and every one of the residents can thrive and live to their full potential.

Activities at Paternoster House

Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.

Life at our home

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

School Visit

On 12th June, we invited Upshire Primary School into Paternoster to say a huge thank you for all the Christmas concerts they have done for us over the years.

We hosted a BBQ and had an entertainer in as well. Resident, Michael, then presented the children with an iPod as a special thank you. 

Residents joined the children and loved seeing them laughing at the show and had a go at balloon modelling themselves.

We are looking to start a joint reading scheme in September, with the children coming in to read to residents, as we have such a lovely relationship with our local school.

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Pet Therapy

We had a visit from a local falconry team called CODA. Residents were introduced to Otis and Dizzy, who were two different breeds of owl, and were able to stroke and hold the birds. This pet therapy session was a huge success; dementia residents reacted with smiles, positive expressions, laughter and verbal responses.

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Sunshine Nursery Visit

On Tuesday 27th March, Paternoster House received a fun-filled visit from the children at Sunshine Nursery. They took part in various Easter activities, including bonnet decorating and an egg hunt. Residents enjoyed singing along to nursery rhymes with the children as they did a mini performance. It was a lovely morning and we look forward to seeing them again soon.

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Tai Chi Session

On Thursday 22nd March, residents enjoyed participating in a tai chi session. Tai chi originates from China and has spread worldwide and made its way into Paternoster House. The session was a success and we look forward another visit very soon.

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Valentine's Day

Residents enjoyed a dining experience with a Valentine’s theme, and everyone received a treat to mark the occasion.

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Sing Sing Sing

On Tuesday 25th May, residents had a fun afternoon interacting with 'Sing Sing Sing,’ the community choir who kindly visited Paternoster House to perform. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part - residents had a lovely time.

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