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
At Threshfield Court we love to bake. This week, Derek helped us cream the butter and sugar for our chocolate chip muffins. It was a team effort as the butter was a bit cold. Whilst the muffins are baking, we enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee and chat about happy times when the kitchen was the heart of the home. The meals that were prepared and enjoyed, the laughter and enjoyment of family life. We generally save the baking for an afternoon snack, but perhaps have a small little taste just to make sure they are baked
At Threshfield Court, we enjoy reading poetry individually and in small groups. It is a wonderful opportunity to have discussions and laughter as some of the poems we read are rather funny. We have a number of books that we use which include the classics that we all enjoyed or endured at school. The Owl and the Pussy Cat and I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud are two of our favourites, along with Tyger Tyger and Young and Old. A number of our residents enjoy poems written by Pam Ayres which always encourages lovely conversations
Care Practitioner celebrates 20-years service
A Care Practitioner at Threshfield Court near Grassington has received a prestigious 20 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 20 years.
Gillian Harper, now Care Practitioner, started at Barchester 20 years ago as a care assistant and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years between sister home, The Dales and now Threshfield Court.
Getting creative with Aqua painting
At Threshfield Court this week, we have enjoyed Aqua Painting whilst listening to our Nature Sounds CD. It is a very relaxing activity, one of which is enjoyed with lovely conversations and laughter. We also supplement the activity with our Daily Chat Magazine. This enables us to have a focus to our morning and lots of meaningful conversations. The Daily Chat is a daily publication which has an article for the day, poems, quiz sheet and interesting facts. Many of our residents look forward to their daily read of this easy to read publication
At Threshfield Court the residents have been enjoying interacting with a Jolly Trolley. This is an interactive mobile unit that is used to supplement and support the homes activities programme. The residents love to sing and dance, listen and observe the relaxation programs or just have a quick quiz.
It has been an incredibly useful tool when travelling down the homes Memory Lane community and remembering the holidays at Blackpool or the music from the different decades. Sometimes, jolly trolley stands quietly in the corner showing fish in a tank with the sound effects.
Planting our Sunflower seeds
A member of the local community promotes the growth of sunflower seeds. Residents of Threshfield Court took to the challenge to see how tall their own could grow. Gardening is a popular and positive activity within the home. Their kind neighbour had left a little bucket at the end of her garden giving the seeds, pots and compost to anyone that wanted to participate. With a little help from the homes gardener who gave residents some Teddy Bear Seeds which don’t grow as tall everyone set about planting their sees, eight out of the twelve pots have shown a green shoot.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
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.