Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hayley Rogers

Hello I am Hayley, the Ross Court Activities Coordinator.  I have worked in activities in care homes for many years, joining Ross Court in 2020.  I am committed to a person centred approach that is resident led and offers variety and choice for the residents.  I am always enthusiastic and want to ensure everything offered to the residents is meaningful as well as fun.  I also enjoy spending one to one time with residents often chatting about their interests.

I am very creative and aim to plan schedule of activities that is in line with Barchester's Life Enrichment Programme focussing on mind, body and soul, along with special events.  


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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Duck Hunt

Residents had a fantastic time today as we held a duck hunt!

Residents couldn't wait for their turn! With some encouragement from each other, and a bit of friendly competition, residents (and staff) were taking aim and firing at our 'ducks'! This was such a great activity, promoting hand-eye coordination, light exercise, and of course, lots of fun and laughter! We can't wait to do this one again soon!

(No ducks were harmed in the playing of this game!)

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Getting Musical

Today, residents at Ross Court were making lots of noise with drumsicks! Residents really enjoyed making music with drumsticks on chairs. We played along to the beat of 'Let's Twist Again' This was such a fun, creative activity for the residents, enjoyed by all.

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Adorable Puppies visit Ross Court

Today, Eric and Hugo, the gorgeous spaniel cross puppies, came in to visit us at just six weeks old, bringing so much joy into our home with them. Residents loved playing with, and cuddling, the puppies. After lots of fun, the puppies were totally exhausted! The pups were kindly brought in by one of our lovely resident's daughter. We all hope they come back and see us again soon!

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Christmas Photoshoot

Ross Court residents and their families took part in the annual Christmas photo shoot.  The end results were some fabulous photos, great fun with even a few photos of the team!

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104th and 105th Birthdays in the Same Week!

In the midst of the Christmas celebrations we also had two birthday parties in one week with remarkable residents celebrating their 104th and 105th birthdays.  Rhona Burston is fabulous, she does not look anywhere near 104.  Phyllis Goddard walks around Ross Court, which is amazing for 105.  Both ladies play a very active role in life at Ross Court taking part in yoga, crafts and flower arranging as well as thoroughly enjoying our live singers. 

Both Phyllis and Rhona played an important part in World War 2.  Phyllis worked in a factory making electric lamps for use on ships and aircraft.  Rhona worked at a local reporting centre, where her job was to count incoming enemy aircraft and calculate where they were heading, telegraphing played a vital role to warn targets.  It is a privilege to talk to them and hear about their life experiences and the team and residents were delighted to celebrate these milestone birthdays.

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Santa Visits Ross Court!

Santa Claus made a special visit to Ross Court today with two of his amazing elves. Bill Ramsden, our resident ambassador welcomed Santa and his two elves into the home.

Santa met with other residents and children throughout the afternoon handing out presents and checking his list for Christmas Day.  It really was a wonderful afternoon with hot chocolate topped with marshmallow and cream, along with cookies, cinnamon swirls and cakes made by our Head Chef, Tammy. 

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