Meet our Activities Coordinator, Carly Chesney
Carly arranges various daily activities within the home and maintains links with local groups, such as Mind Active, Diamond Dolls and local churches. She fundraises regularly to keep the Resident Fund topped up so they can enjoy day trips out to local attractions, which include Alnwick Gardens, Beamish Museum and seaside resorts.
Activities at Station Court
Activities make up the most important part of all our days, and at Station Court we ensure there are a variety of social events that reflect the individual interests and capabilities of people we support. All group and individual activities are designed to not only mentally and physically stimulate the people we care for, but to enhance their life skills and feelings of purpose and self worth. All of our team are committed to supporting a full activities programme within the home.
Life at Station Court Care Home
Our chief member of our gardening club has won Wansbeck in bloom twice and Northumbria in bloom! So he’s sure to show us a thing or too! We all loved enjoying the glorious sunshine planting seeds of strawberries, cucumbers, herbs and flowers ready for our green house.
Commemorating VE Day
On this day 75 years ago most of our residents remembered the joy of their parents, feeling happy waving their flags as young ones at street parties. Four veterans remember the fight - feeling grateful for surviving and mourning for those that didn’t’, they remember the wait to return home drinking tots of rum with their comrades and the utter relief of seeing their families safe.
Today staff dressed up 1940s style and we had our own ‘street’ party decorated with bunting residents made. We celebrated the end, thanked those who fought & remembered those we lost. We read out poems & memories, we sang, we toasted. We may have been socially distant but today we were all united!
Postcards of Kindness
We have received postcards all the way from Wales! Bringing back many happy memories with them and the opportunity to connect with others at these strange times. They have sparked many conversations and they have enjoyed making cards in our craft sessions to reply to them.
Many thanks to those who have sent some, we would love more!
A Kind Donation
We have received a kind donation from Asda, Ashington, of toiletries for our residents and some face masks for our staff.
Fun in the Garden
There were smiles all round at Station Court as staff and residents came together for a ‘virtual’ garden party to take advantage of the glorious weather, and as part of the home's life enrichment programme during the current pandemic. The home is sharing their colourful and fun-filled activity stories and photographs to the residents' loved ones, along with news of what they have been doing.
It was the residents who suggested a garden party, and we were delighted to plan it. They love getting outdoors and we had been thinking about how we could do different things to keep them entertained and give them a wee bit of exercise.
It was a fun-filled afternoon for us all!
Residents Send Notes to Loved Ones
As well as keeping in touch with families and friends via skype calls, our residents also enjoyed writing notes to loved ones and sending to families which began many conversations between each other via email.
Residents of our pen pal group have also connected with people all the way from Cardiff by sending postcards!