Meet our Activities Coordinator, James Teasdale
Hi my name is James Teasdale and I work at Sherwood Court since September 2017 formerly in the role as a care assistant before becoming the homes activities coordinator in January 2020. We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together as a team to give residents the best possible experience. My role here is to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active.
I work with care to ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love. I enjoy working at Sherwood Court and making a difference to the lives of those who live here.
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 Sherwood Court Care Home
Paying our respect
Over the bank holiday weekend there was news that a WW2 spitfire would be flying over all the NHS hospitals in the Lancashire region. Residents of Sherwood Court took this time to learn and share stories about the history of the plane.
As the home is not far from the hospital we decided to go out to the front of the building and pay our respects to the NHS and praise them for all of their hard work that they are doing at the present time also what they have done in the past for us and our residents.
Residents enjoyed an afternoon playing cards and teaching one another new games and learning new skills. They also enjoyed playing cards with staff.
Residents at Sherwood Court enjoy a varied life enrichment programme to keep the mind, body and soul active. Each day there are popular group activities bringing everyone together along with individual Resident centred activities.
Residents enjoys a fun filled morning of exercising with ball games and a virtual easy Arm chair exercise. Doing various stretches to help joints and muscles
Tinkling of the ivories
Residents enjoyed an afternoon of music and singing along to their favourite songs and dancing the afternoon away. Everyone joined in the fun and were delighted when one of the Residents took to tinkling the ivories for a special performance. A great time was had by all, Residents said that the sound of the piano was beautiful and her performance was a delight to see.
Residents enjoyed spending some time brass cleaning with our Activities Coordinators.
Messages of Love
Residents at Sherwood Court recently sent wonderful handmade hearts with a personalised message and poems inside to their loved ones. The home's Admin Assistant, Lynn, made the handcrafted hearts for our residents to cheer their loved ones up during isolation and to let them know they are thinking of them and sending their love.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Residents will be visiting our local church for cakes and coffee. All are welcome to join!