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 have an Ephinany
Barchester’s Prestbury Beaumont Care Community, in Prestbury, celebrated Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, on 6 January in style by baking and eating a special Epiphany cake, traditionally called galette de rois, in French.
Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, marks the day that the three Kings arrived at Jesus’ birthplace bearing gifts for the new infant. Epiphany means reveal, the day that Jesus was revealed to the world. Twelfth Night is twelve days after the birth of Jesus on December 25, this is how long it is said to have taken the three Kings to travel to find baby Jesus.
General Manager, Cath Richie said: “Epiphany is a very special day in the Christian calendar and a brilliant way to brighten up the first week of January when everyone is feeling a little flat. Along with our activities co-ordinator, Olivia Falkner, our residents made some delicious pastries for us to share, as well as making one for donation to our local food bank, The Pantry in Macclesfield. It was a lovely way to lift our spirits and have a little celebration.
Home enter best dressed tree competition
Residents and colleagues at Prestbury Beaumont came together during the festive period to share ideas on how to decorate the homes 8-ft Christmas Tree as part of their entry to the annual best dressed Christmas tree competition held by life enrichment. With inspiration drawn from the popular Disney film, Frozen – blue and silver was chosen.
Everyone had a lot of fun rummaging through the stock of baubles to choose the right colours, they think the finished tree met the brief! We think it added a lot of glitz and sparkle in the homes reception area.
Christmas Eve celebrations
Residents and staff got into the Christmas spirit this Christmas by throwing a Christmas Eve Party as they waited for the big day to arrive! Everyone tucked in to delicious home-made mince pies especially prepared by residents during the day, and a freshly baked and hand decorated Christmas cake was up for grabs! A glass of their favourite tipple was on hand to wash down the tasty treats too! A little festive cheer was sprinkled along the way as their very own Father Christmas and his Elf made a special appearance.
This little guy was spotted hiding behind the lounge curtain. His cheeky face brought a smile to everyone who saw him. He kept disappearing but was soon found again, this time in a flower display. No doubt he’ll be finding somewhere else to hide soon.
Home receives cards from Kings School
Residents at Prestbury Beaumont have been delighted to receive hand-made Christmas cards from the pre-school pupils at local school, Kings. The home have been busy keeping in touch with their friends at the school through virtual activities, letter writing and cards. The residents are busy reading these colourful personalised cards and wish the pupils a very Merry Christmas and look forward to the time when they can visit the home once again.