Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hayley Rogers

I have work in activities in care homes for many years recently joining Barchester to work at Ross Court.  It has been a pleasure to get to know all the residents over the past few weeks, find out about their interests and put plans in place for activities and events.

I am very creative and love trying out new ideas, we looking forward to displaying the residents work around the home.  I want to ensure there is variety based on what the residents enjoy and most importantly we want to have fun.

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Ross Court Care Home

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Shake and Wake!

This week residents danced and showed off their moves with shake and wake, had a giggle with balloon tennis and took winter walks around the Ross Court grounds.  Keeping active is so important for us all and there are so many fun ways to get us all moving.    

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Happy Birthday Elvis

Elvis was born on 8th January 1935, so he would have been celebrating his 87th Birthday.  Ross Court marked the day with an Elvis quiz, his fantastic music playing and the hit of the day was the residents being photographed with the King of Rock and Roll himself.

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Eventful Day

To start the new year we created our own word search, there was plenty of concentration all round.  Later in the day we travelled around different parts of the world via YouTube.  Residents were asked where they were born or a place they loved and remembered, which led to adventures to China, Egypt, Northampton, Midsomer Norton, Bath, Belfast and back to Ross.  Our Ross adventure led to us watching a documentary on the old Ross Railway Line.  It was a lovely enjoyable afternoon accompanied by tea and cakes.

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Cinderella Presented By the Ross Court Team

We had an amazing time at Ross Court, the staff came together to perform a Cinderella panto, the residents wouldn't stop talking about it, we sang carols and old time songs, everyone joined in the fun.  Well done all.

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Christmas Cake Decorating Competition

Ross Court entered into the Barchester Christmas Cake Competition.  This was a cake made and decorated by the residents and one by the chef.  We are sure you will agree both cakes look fabulous and we can't wait to eat them as well!  The lapland scene was created by the residents and the chimney with santa was created by our hospitality team.

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Christmas Pamper and Photo Shoot

Ross Court residents enjoyed a pamper morning followed by a festive photo shoot.  There were some lovely photos and it was a really enjoyable day.

Upcoming events

Burns Night Supper Tuesday 25th January

Traditional Burns Night Supper with haggis, neeps and tatties piped in with bagpipes.

Meet The Manager Saturday 29th January

Ross Court continue to offer show rounds and welcome new residents. If you are considering care for a loved one do book in for our Meet The Manager event.