Meet our Activities Coordinator, Denise Foster

Denise brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our home. She has worked in the care sector since 2010. Denise is a local lady and has great knowledge of the area and the people who live here. She provides an energetic and lively programme of activities to suit all residents' needs.

Activities at Threshfield Court

Here at Threshfield Court, we aim to tailor the activities to meet the needs of individual residents, the communities within the home and the home as a whole. We have regular, structured activities such as visits from Music for Health, specialist armchair exercise facilitators, local musicians and a growing team of volunteers, including our local clergy. We also have time for arts and crafts, all sorts of games, music, poetry and lots more. We are pretty good at being spontaneous too! 

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 Threshfield Court Care Home

Floral displays

Flower arranging is a group activity our residents all enjoy as they share their creative flair for colour and design as they fill the vases for our dining room.  Conversations flow as everyone discusses their favourite flowers, plants and flowers grown in their gardens to favourite colours and scents.  Once the floral displays are firmly in place everyone sits back to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of home-made cake.

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Magical musical journey

We celebrated Last Night of the Proms virtually with members of English National Ballet’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Gavin Sutherland.

We listened and danced along as members of the orchestra took us on a magical, musical journey. English National Ballet Philharmonic is made up of many of the country’s top musicians, and boasts considerable experience in all forms of music-making. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company, this special concert got our feet tapping, arms waving and hearts singing!

It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.

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History of Scottish Design

We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.

We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.

And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.

It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.

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Taking in the scenery at Ikley Stones

Residents of Threshfield Court love to get out and about in the homes mini-bus, one of this week’s trips was to Ilkley stepping stones.  The weather was dry with a fresh breeze. We were really lucky to see a pair of kingfishers and red kites, as well as some mallard ducks. At our destination we were able to enjoy a warming freshly made cup of coffee with some lovely biscuits before returning to the home for lunch.  The drive down the Dale brought back a lot of memories for one of our passengers and it was lovely to hear their stories.

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Poetry reading

Residents and colleagues at Threshfield Court are fortunate to have volunteers who visit the home, John one of our volunteers visits bi-monthly to read poetry to the delight of our residents.  Our residents love to hear John read out aloud as it is exciting and dramatic and are looking forward to his next visit.

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Stamps for the Dog's Trust

Residents and colleagues at Threshfield Court were delighted to welcome back to the home, Geoff Hanson after 18 months,  Geoff performed on his guitar our favourite songs which has everyone singing along and dancing away too.  It was a lovely way to spend the morning. 

Some of Residents loved to dance, whilst others sat back to listening with toes tapping!   After the performance, Terry Whitham a member  of the homes administration team presented Geoff with two large envelopes of used stamps as Geoff collects them on behalf of the Dog’s Trust.

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Upcoming events

September 2021

There's lots of fun activities planned throughout September!

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

We host music therapy sessions every Wednesday morning. Please feel free to join us!

Knit & Natter

Knit & Natter

Everyone is welcome at our Knit & Natter session, which are hosted every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Tea and a Tour

Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

Dementia Café

Dementia Café

Come along and meet with friends over light refreshments, and enjoy the variety of activities or entertainment our home has on offer.

Don't Dine Alone

Don't Dine Alone

We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.