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
Adding a little sparkle!
Residents got into the festive spirit at the beginning of the month decorating the homes Christmas tress - they have 12 in total!
Everyone enjoyed listening to Christmas songs, rocking around the tree dancing and delicious festive treats were served from the homes hospitality team and the masterpieces were created. The home looks wonderful, full of sparkle and glitter!
The home have a special remembrance tree this year to add memories and messages for their friends that they have lost during the past few heart-breaking months.
'Tis the season to be giving!
Everyone at Station Court has been overwhelmed with the community spirit and kindness shown to them throughout a challenging year for all and the delicious treats of mince pies and short bread from local Iceland customers, but two huge hampers for everyone to enjoy from generous neighbours. A big thank you from us all!
Staff too would like to give back something and are donating food packages to Wansbeck Food Valley Food bank as it is at times like these communities come together and help one another where we can – we are extremely proud to be from Ashington!
This year may be different and Residents may not be marching down the street at the parade, placing their wreath on the cenotaph and coming together as usual as part of the community, but residents with the help of the homes housekeeper made beautiful crochet poppy necklaces and everyone wore them with pride.
As they joined the Queen at the annual televised Remembrance service, they applauded the veterans of Station Court and together still thought of those that shall not grow old, they still honoured the service and sacrifice they made, together they still remember them.
Residents of Station Court loved adding a touch of autumn to their doors during their recent arts and crafts session. Residents came together to make autumn wreaths dressed with pine cones, leaves, berries, woodland animals and some chose to add their initial too.
Messages to loved ones
Keeping safe during the second wave our residents have taken it in their stride, communicating with families virtually over email, photos, skype and telephone. The home is currently waiting for their designated meeting suite to be ready for the return of their visitors when the government deem safe to do so and in the meantime will continue with their messages to their loved ones by all available options.
Postcards of Kindness
We have had postcards from all over the country! A lot of our residents have now gained pen pals who write often through this initiative. It is wonderful to read and look through leaflets posted of where people have been sparking many conversations and reminiscing! We are often sent little games and challenges too and as you can see we have a great giggle completing them! everyone looks forward to the postie coming! A big thank you to all who have sent postcards to us it really means a lot during these times