Meet our Activities Coordinator, Natalie Popa
I began working for Barchester in 2015 as a Carer at Orchard House in Newport. It was a very exciting and enjoyable experience.
In September 2016, I moved to Bromley and learned that there was an activities vacancy at Thackeray House in Croydon, so I requested to be transferred to this home. I began my new job in January 2017 and love working here and making a difference to residents' lives.
Activities at Peony Court
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.
Life at Peony Court Care Home
Postcards for Kindness
We are so excited at Peony Court. We have been a part of the Postcards for Kindness scheme for a while now, and we have just received a lovely postcard from Falkirk.
The lovely Lesley has given us multiple crosswords, postcards and crosswords to complete. It is such a generous scheme and we would highly recommend anyone to get involved.
Emergency Services Day
Our Head Chef, Marc, has prepared over 200 individual cakes, cookies and brownies for us to donate to the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, London Fire Brigade, London Metropolitan Police, Croydon Police, Croydon Fire Station and Croydon Ambulance Station
It was just a small way to say thank you to our local heroes.
National Fish & Chip Day
Our Head Chef, Marc, has cooked a delicious meal to enjoy for everyone in the home. At our home, we know food is extremely significant to residents and we take extreme pride in providing five star meals.
Peony Court's Head Chef, Marc, has been busy baking cat treats for local animal rescue centers here in Croydon. We donated a bag of kitty biscuits to Wallington Animal Rescue - WAR. It was a pleasure to meet such a rewarding team of volunteers.
Palace for Life
We now have a range of flowers, hanging baskets and bird feeders to attract wildlife. Our garden will be a peaceful and tranquil spot for many residents going forward
Thank you so much for all your help. Please have a look at the outstanding work Palace For Life undertakes daily.
Cutting the Ribbon
It was a very exciting day at Peony Court: the Mayor of Croydon came to 'cut the ribbon' and allow us to welcome her into our home.
It was a lovely experience to hear more about the history and community of the area. We have had really positive feedback from the Mayor and look forward to working alongside her continuously in the future.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along to our friendly and informal coffee afternoons and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some delicious cakes.
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy some company and a nutritious lunch