Activities at Peony Court Care Home

Our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to enhancing residents' quality of life by providing regular social and psychological stimulation. The activities can be undertaken in groups or ‘one-to-one’ and are based on individual preferences. We have a varied programme, with the goal of appealing to the interests and capabilities of all residents as best as possible. For example, there's pottery, baking, Scrabble, art classes, exercise sessions and much more. The Activities Coordinators also organise visits from entertainers, local groups, including school choirs, religious services and outings on the minibus. 

Enriching life
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Paul McKee

Activities

Hi! I'm Paul, the Activities Co-Ordinator at Peony Court.

Before I joined the care sector I worked for many years in the hotel industry, managing housekeeping, hospitality and customer experience. Several members of my family have a history of working in care and I thought, maybe that could be me as well. I'm a natural entertainer with a flare for bringing smiles to people's faces and this was absolutely the right move for me. 

Here at Peony Court, I make a point of getting to know each and every resident and their families. I tailor the activities program to suit individuals, no one is the same and everyone has different interests. It's my aim to be empathetic, enthusiastic and engaging with all of my residents. We have incredible activities and events here guided by exactly what our residents want, from pampering sessions to singing and dancing, chair exercises to arts and crafts, and diversity is absolutely the key!

I can't wait to welcome more residents and guests to Peony Court!

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Peony Court Care Home

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Happy Valley Happy Residents

We are incredibly lucky here at Peony Court to have our very own mini bus. Each week resident's decide where they'd like to go, usually weather dependant! 

Last week we headed up to Farthing Downs, also known Happy Valley to check out the gorgeous views!

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Our 1st BBQ of the year!

What better way to celebrate a bank holiday weekend that with a BBQ - our first of the year! 

Sadly the weather wasn't great, one minute sunny, then windy and then random sprinkles of rain!! But we made the best of it and enjoyed a burger or 2 and a cool fruity glass of Pimms.

Here's hoping for sunshine and no rain at our next garden party! 

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A Chocoholics treat!

Cadbury's started as a small sweet shop in Bull Street, Birmingham way back in 1824 - the famous 'Dairy Milk' bar didn't make an appearance till 1905 but remains to this day a household favourite!

Cadbury's are now celebrating their 200th year and are still going strong. We celebrated the milestone birthday with a vintage hamper of Cadbury's chocolate and reminisced about our own favourite chocolates. 

What's more Cadbury's very generously donated £200K to Alzheimer's Research UK, which we think is fantastic! 

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Smiles all around!

Residents this week enjoyed a lovely stroll in the park. The sun peaked out a few times from behind the clouds thankfully! 

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Sunshine and a 99!

What better way to cool off in this lovely warm weather than a delicious ice cream! That's what we did this week, we headed off to a local park and all enjoyed a 99, we had to eat fast though before they melted! 

Celebrating excellence

Did you known Barchester has its very own Care Awards? The annual Care Awards celebrate excellence in the quality of care we provide individuals and teams that make a difference to the lives of residents, patients and the families we support.

Nominations are open to everyone, whether you live with us, work with us, or are just visiting. there are 15 categories to choose from.

Do you think one the Peony Court Team deserves some recognition? If so please head to https://www.barchester.com/barchester-care-awards-nomination and submit your nomination.

Entries for the awards close Friday 24th May - don't hesitate, get your nomination submitted ASAP!