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!
Life at Threshfield Court Care Home
Threshfield Court care home, near Grassington, was filled with flowers, cards and sweets in celebration of St Valentine’s Day.
Staff and residents celebrated the day of love by creating heart-shaped decorations to decorate the home and gifting each other home-made cakes and treats.
Senior General Manager, Stacey Nicholson, said: “It’s been a very different Valentine’s Day but we’ve all had a lovely day nonetheless. Lots of our residents were able to see their loved ones on a video call. We’ve had a whole range of treats and Valentine’s themed fun and we have enjoyed every moment of it!”
Love and Romance baking
The week before Valentine’s Day, “Love and Romance” is definitely in the air with our residents. We are enjoying baking and making sweet treats for everyone to enjoy. Shortbread Hearts were really fun and easy to make and the conversations were so funny.
We all agreed that no matter how young or old we are, showing a bit of kindness to our partners, spouses, family and friends is so important. We have a number of true romantics amongst us!
Love is in the air
The month of February is a very special month to us at Threshfield Court as ‘Love is in the Air’. We decorate our communal areas with bright and cheerful colours and focus our Art and Craft Activities on reds, golds and pinks. We have lots of fun, reading poetry, listening to music and just chatting about years gone by. It provides us with those valuable moments where we reminisce and enjoy a little treat on Valentine’s Day.
At Threshfield Court, we really enjoy a birthday celebration using our 'Jolly Trolley', it makes the day extra special and every resident receives a lovely personalised gift along with a birthday card signed by everyone. As part of the celebrations our hospitality team make a delicious home-made birthday cake which we pop candles on. We never reveal a person’s age using the correct candles! Happy Birthday
At Threshfield Court, we love to play old fashioned board games – Connect four and dominoes are two of our firm favourites. They are interactive and sometimes very competitive! Today, we have enjoyed a game as the sounds of old fashioned music played in the background, along with a refreshing cup of tea to hand. There was lots of conversation, laughs and fun.
Baking fun at Threshfield Court
When its wet , snowy and grey outside we play our favourite tunes on the music box and bake. This week, we made a superb batch of Mary Berry’s Fruit Scones. Baking in the morning just before lunch creates a lovely aroma in our dining room. The hardest part was watching them cool whilst we enjoyed a cup of tea and a chat. We will be serving them this afternoon with some butter and apricot jam.
We host music therapy sessions every Wednesday morning. Please feel free to join us!
Knit & Natter
Everyone is welcome at our Knit & Natter session, which are hosted every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
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
We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.