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
Wear it purple at Prestbury Beaumont
Prestbury Beaumont Care Community in Prestbury joined in with celebrating Wear It Purple Day on the 26th March along with hundreds of thousands of other people across the globe.
Wear It Purple Day was started in Canada by Cassidy Megan, after being diagnosed with epilepsy aged seven. She organised the first awareness day in 2008, initially just for her school friends. Wear It Purple Day is international, so schools and businesses, and of course care homes, worldwide get involved by buying wristbands, hosting bake-offs, and, of course, wearing purple.
The residents and staff wore their best purple attire, bringing colour and conversation to the home. Many staff and residents had never heard of the campaign before, proving how important days such as this are for raising awareness of conditions such as Epilepsy.
Home green for St Patrick's Day
Residents and staff at Prestbury Beaumont Care Community in Prestbury celebrated all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day this week. The home was decorated with shamrocks and everyone got dressed up in green to mark the day.
Held on March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day actually observes the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, but the day has come to be a huge celebration of Irish heritage and culture.
Staff and residents at the home marked the day by making shamrock bunting for around the home, listening to Irish music and baking special green cupcakes for donation to the local food bank, all washed down with Guinness or an Irish whiskey.
Our residents crafted beautiful Mother’s Day cards for their children today! Many of our residents are Mothers and Grandmothers and keeping connected to our families is particularly hard at the moment.
Small tokens of appreciation, such as these cards, help our residents feel close to their families and let their families know how much they care!
Birthday girl enjoys family visit
Residents are overjoyed at Prestbury Beaumont care home in Prestbury, the new visiting suite implemented by Barchester Healthcare means that not only can residents continue to spend time with their loved ones over the colder months but also special celebrations are back on the agenda.
Nancy who with the help of staff was able to celebrate her 95th Birthday with their family. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating safely together. The homes chef’s whipped up a beautiful cake, and the staff helped Nancy’s family decorate the visiting suite to make it even more special for Nancy.
Cath Richie, General Manager at the home, said: “The visiting suite has been a brilliant addition to Prestbury Beaumont. It is wonderful to be able to give our residents the chance to spend special celebrations with friends and family once again, they have so missed being able to get together in the home so this is a brilliant opportunity.”
Home continue to support at local foodbank
’Prestbury Beaumont care Community in Prestbury recently presented its local food bank, the Pantry, situated in Macclesfield with a donation of much needed supplies for the third month. The home recently teamed up with the local Co-Op store, which has provided a collection trolley in their store for donations to the food bank.
The care home has been donating home-baked goods such as pretzels, chocolate cake and biscuits to the food bank every week since November 2020, something the residents have felt brings more meaning to baking in the home and have enjoyed being able to help those who need it, even from a distance’’
Home mark start of Lent
The staff and residents at Prestbury Beaumont care community in Prestbury, have been mixing, shaping and baking traditional Lenten Pretzels for to mark Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
Prestbury Beaumont has marked this year’s Ash Wednesday with tasty pretzels which have then been kindly donated to the homes local food bank, The Pantry in Macclesfield, which is run by St Peter’s Church in Prestbury. Activities Co-Ordinator, Olivia Falkner, who came up with the recipe thought the Lenten Pretzel was a lovely way to mark to start of Lent and was a fun way to learn more about it!
Olivia said: “Pancake day is the usual way to mark the start of Lent, which we did celebrate, but I thought this recipe was something different and in fact none of our residents had heard of the Lenten Pretzel before, let alone made or eaten one!’’