Meet our Activities Coordinator, Paula Lourenco
Hi, my name is Paula and I'm from Portugal. I moved to UK in 2014, and I have been working in the care industry for the last 6 years. I have been working as an activities coordinator for the past 2-years in another care home.
I joined Tewkesbury Fields Care Home in July 2020, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the residents and meeting their wellbeing needs by promoting and organising person centred and meaningful activities.
I'm creative, ambitious, dedicated and passionate about my job. My goal is to help the residents in our home live life to full. We have a range of activities on offer, but if you ever have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch, we’d love to know your thoughts.
You can contact activities team by email TewkesburyFields.Activities@barchester.com
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at Tewkesbury Fields Care Home
The Tewkesbury Fields gardening club have been busy this week; building new bird feeders, filling and positioning them outside residents windows and in the various courtyards. The weather has been so beautiful, some have been dead-heading the flower tubs to encourage more growth and sowing herbs to top up our sensory garden, and keep chef happy with the promise of fresh herbs throughout the winter months ahead.
Celebrating our Housekeeping Team
Tewkesbury Fields celebrated ‘International Housekeeping Week’ 13th – 19th September 2020.
It was a chance to recognise and reward the important work done by our housekeeping team. They often go above and beyond, particularly during the recent pandemic. They each received a bag of goodies, and a card from our manager; a card from the residents, and another from their work colleagues telling them how much they are appreciated in our home and how hard they work.
Courtney, the home manager commented “our housekeeping team are hard-working, dedicated and passionate about the cleanliness of our home, we applaud our housekeeping team for their diligence through these trying times and appreciate their commitment to the safety of residents and staff.”
Well done team #BarchesterTogether
Fun in the sun!
Today we spent the afternoon in the garden, playing games, watering the plants, listening to music and enjoying mocktails prepared by our chef, to keep cool in this warm weather. Our residents had a great time.
National Fish & Chip Day
We celebrated National Fish and Chips day with a virtual trip to the seaside. Our residents and staff enjoyed dinner with chips served in a cone, ice cream with a flake and yummy doughnuts! One resident remembered when the first fish and chip shop opened 60 years ago - he recalled the smell of salt and vinegar, and asking for ‘a bag of batter bits’! Everyone enjoyed a trip down memory lane, reminiscing of sunny seaside visits.
Gift of Cake & Pastries
The staff at Tewkesbury Fields were overwhelmed to receive a large delivery of cakes and pastries to the home today. This amazing ‘gift of kindness’ came from a family to thank us all for the care we delivered to their aunt. The thank you note read; “It is our absolute pleasure - the least we could do for everyone’s kindness towards us”. We are all so humbled by this lovely gesture, and will certainly enjoy during our tea breaks – thank you so much.
Cheese and Wine Tasting
Chef prepared a wonderful selection of cheeses for our residents and staff to try today. From crumbly Cheshire to punchy Cheddar, Blue Stilton and a smooth brie. Our residents tried each with crackers and a sip of red or white wine and accompanying pickle, grapes or celery. The overall wine winner was a fruity red and the majority 'cheese of choice' the good old Cheddar!