Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at The Rhallt Care Home
Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Art
As part of our Autumn activities calendar, we learnt about ‘Giuseppe Arcimboldo’ the Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. Our residents enjoyed learning all about the artists' life and creating their own portraits in his unique style… we think they’d look great in an art gallery of their own.
Harvest Festival Displays
At the Rhallt we have been making harvest display boards as our entry to the Barchester Healthcare 'Harvest Festival Competition'. We created two displays, and residents from each community made fresh bread dough into various shapes; hedgehog, plaits and cottage cobs.
Many of our residents enjoyed drawing around their own hands, and painting these and hedgehog or leaf pictures in beautiful autumn colours to add to the tree on our display. They used bubble wrap as the textured trunk and our memory lane residents used brown paint to finish the overall bark affect.
We used the whole week to discuss the meaning of harvest, learn about different vegetables, how to bake bread, and even created an acrostic poem using the word HARVEST – we have had tremendous fun getting everyone involved.
Long Service Awards - 65 Years!
We're so pleased to be celebrating a cumulative 65 years' Long Service at The Rhallt! Four members of staff; Sandra Owen HCA (15 Years), Susan Breeze RMN (10 years), Nenita Mateo RN (15 years) and Jillian Jones HCA (25 years) respectively have this month each received a prestigious Barchester Healthcare Long Service Award for their continued dedication to ensure our residents and their relatives needs have been met over the years.
Sharon Herbert, General Manager of The Rhallt Care Home said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the total 65 years of loyal service with each member of staff. Together they demonstrate their loyalty to this home and its residents year after year. I speak for all of us here at The Rhallt when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with them all”.
Music, Movement and Sensory session
Today we all enjoyed a music and movement session in the morning that included hand instruments and dancing. In the afternoon we had fun with the parachute, balls and keeping the balloon up.
Gift of Kindness from Morrisons
The residents and staff were so pleased to receive a super 'gift of kindness' from Morrisons - Welshpool. They presented us with boxes of chocolate biscuits and fresh flowers. The flowers were shared between communal areas for all to enjoy and the biscuits will certainly be enjoyed in the coming weeks by all! Thank you so much #Morrisonswelshpool
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Residents and staff at The Rhallt enjoyed an internal coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Chef Cath made one of her special strawberry cakes and we we’re extremely pleased to receive a beautiful chocolate cake donated by Lisa; Manna Bakes Ltd @mannabakesltd as one of our raffle prizes! Thanks Lisa.
It was a wonderful day enjoyed by the whole team; final monies raised have yet to be counted with donations still coming in! A massive thankyou to all who took part.