Meet our Activities Coordinator, David Alderman
David has been our Activities Coordinator for over five years. He is involved in the creation and coordination of all of our activities and events designed for residents, as well as organising shopping trips and other excursions out into the community and local area. Married with three grown-up kids, he now enjoys his spare time painting the beautiful countryside locally.
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 Prestbury Beaumont Care Community
Residents enjoy Harvest crafts
Harvest Festival Fun – it’s amazing what you can make with salt dough! Our residents and activities team got together to make, model and paint these beautiful harvest fruit baskets from salt dough, along with hand painted autumn leaves. Well done to everyone who got involved!
Residents have 'latte' fun for Macmillan
Staff and residents at Prestbury Beaumont Care Community in Prestbury held a charity coffee morning on 25th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Prestbury Beaumont’s coffee morning was a big success – they managed to raise £100.00 and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun doing it! Due Covid-19 restrictions, residents’ families had to utilise zoom to take part in the fundraiser, however this worked very effectively, therefore families and friends could still be a part of the fun!
Residents get butterflies
The Arts and Crafts afternoon challenge was to make paper butterflies !
Using the internet to download coloured butterfly templates we added some extra colours and “hey presto “ a host of butterflies now decorate our home.
Home steeped in local history
Prestbury Beaumont Care Community in Prestbury, part of Barchester Healthcare are situated in Collar House, Prestbury which celebrates this year it’s 240th anniversary since being built.
Originally built and owned by the Horden Family dating from the 1780’s then subsequently used to house tenant farmers before being transformed by various “gentleman“ owners until the early part of the 20th century when it was bought by the Waterhouse dynasty whose Edwin Waterhouse, one of the founders of Price Waterhouse the global accountants, resided.
During the Second World War it was annexed to St Mary’s Hospital Manchester due to bombing fears and many of those born in Collar House at that time still come back to take a look at this remarkable house. Current residents and care staff still enjoy some of the original features and extensive gardens.
Home gets mow-tivated
Prestbury Beaumont Care Community volunteers donned their gardening gear to bring the homes allotment back to life. Volunteers Dave and Phil from the local charity Food4Macc, which promotes home grown produce, supported in the Beaumont’s own allotment space in their extensive grounds to provide the home kitchen and local food banks with fresh vegetables and flowers. This year though with Covid19 disrupting work on the allotment it is being brought back to life for late summer planting.
Wildlife picnic at Prestbury
Prestbury Beaumont residents create miniature picnic tables for wildlife. Set in 5 acres of beautiful woods and gardens, we thought we would treat the local fauna to some delightful treats served on their own miniature picnic tables. Caught on camera this little visitor tries out the nuts and peanut butter.