Meet our Activities Coordinator, Claire Boocock

Hi, my name is Claire Boocock. I come from a background of hospitality and working in the Care Home sector is very new for me but already immense job satisfaction in working with our residents alongside a great team.

I am very excited about this new venture in my career. I am an outgoing person with a big bubbly personality and looking forward to making a big difference to the social well-being of our residents with my flair of creativity and adventure.

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

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Chinese celebrations for year of the Rabbit

Threshfield Court joined forces with their local Chinese Takeaway in Skipton – HK Chinese. Cindy kindly visited the home and gave the residents a demonstration of writing our names in Chinese. We also spoke about the culture and beliefs and how they celebrate.  Later that evening the residents enjoyed a Chinese takeaway of their choice. This was truly amazing, our very own Chinese takeaway..

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International Flower Day

We celebrated International Flower Day in style, a great way in mid-winter to bring joy and happiness into the home.  Our residents took part in flower-based activities throughout the day including a flower arranging session and a flower themed quiz which everyone really enjoyed. The collective knowledge about flowers gained from years of gardening experience was very impressive.  It was a lovely day, enjoyed by all.

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Starlings with Royal Parks

Across our services our residents have enjoyed a wonderful live virtual talk about starlings, one of the UK’s most gregarious birds, hosted by Rachel Dowse from The Royal Parks London.

Rachel examined our long history with this bird and the importance of common species to our lives. Our residents had the opportunity to find out more about the great murmuration and why we need to pay special attention to these beauties before it's too late.

The virtual experience was truly enjoyed by all.

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Community Spirit in Grassington

Grassington Hub is a brilliant network for Community Engagement.

Threshfield Court residents use the Library service at the Hub, and a few have audio books sent out from the hub every 2 weeks. We have a Gentleman resident who is registered blind. I thought I would be a fab idea to get the gentleman signed up for using the audio books.

We had a good chat and came to the conclusion that Mystery books would be a good listening tool for the chap to start with. The Hub straight away sourced these audio books for him and he now gets new audios every 2 weeks.

Our chef very kindly made some cookies for us to take up to the Hub as a thank you for letting the Home be a part of the community and for using the library service.

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Musical Magic

Our residents have had a lovely morning watching the Skipton Ukulele group perform at our home. Our residents absolutely love live music.

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National Elf Day

Staff at Threshfield Court Care Home in Threshfield swapped their uniforms for costumes on National Elf Day (Friday December 2) in an effort to raise awareness to help people living with dementia.

Launched by the Alzheimer’s Society and delivered direct from the North Pole, Elf Day was created to sprinkle some festive cheer on fundraising towards finding a cure for dementia. From stripy socks to head-to-toe elf outfits, anything goes – there’s snow better way to raise money to help beat dementia.

On the day, residents and staff at Threshfield were able to enjoy elf-themed games including Stick the bell on the Elf shoe, Christmas quiz, elf-bingo, Decorating their own Elf Hat and been given an elf name (which is your month of birthday and date your birthday is) as the team at the home donned their elfish apparel.

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