Care, Compassion & Companionship

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Become a Dementia Friend

We wish to encourage all residents families and staff to become Dementia friends.

Below is link to the website. Please watch the video and start using the resources to improve your understanding of dementia.

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Children in Need

Staff raised money for Children in Need at Vicarage Court Care home. Staff came in dressed in pyjamas and did numerous activities with residents.

Staff and residents had a fun day……

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Lest We Forget ……..

Over the last week, the residents in the care home have been commemorating Armistice Day.

Many of residents designed their own poppies in arts and crafts. Both units made large posters for the day. We had a large poster of the scene at the Tower of London.

Some residents shared stories of them times in activity sessions.

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Some nice pics taken in 2012…..

Below are some random nice pictures from 2012 for everyone to enjoy….

 

St Wilfreds Christmas Events

A number of residents and staff enjoyed the Christmas events hosted at St Wilfreds School.

Below are some pictures. Lilian & Mabel were prize winners on the day!DSCF4199 DSCF4198 DSCF4197 DSCF4193 DSCF4194 DSCF4190 DSCF4189 DSCF4188

Upcoming Christmas events

We have a number of events that are coming up to do with Christmas  as well as the large Christmas party on the 18th December from 1-3pm.

The other events include a number of residents visiting St Wilfreds School to interact with the children there. This is an important event, unfortunately many youth do not have access to grandparents and have connection and ultimately respect for “the greatest generation”.

It is a good opportunity for them to engage each other and bridge the gap.

Then we also have the annual Carol service from the Junior School and infant School. More details will be released soon.

 

Christmas party date confirmed…..

Vicarage Court Christmas Party will be on 18th December from 1pm to 3pm.

We wil be having the celebrity singer Alf Berry, who sang at Margaret Edwards birthday party. He will be coming al the way from Hull.

There will be buffet and tombola as always… Put date in your diary…..

see poster click  on xmas party

 

100th Birthday Party of Margaret Edwards – Part 1

 

Liquorice lady Margaret Edwards celebrated her 100th Birthday at the Vicarage Court care home with a 1940’s song and dance.
Daughter “Judith Jones said, “My mum had a wonderful time on her birthday, she really enjoyed seeing everyone and the care home staff are absolutely brilliant.”
Mr Singh, Chief Executive at Vicarage Court said, “Margaret  Edwards received 50 individual birthday cards which were hand made by the other residents, as well as the telegram from the Queen.  She was a picture of happiness.”
Below is the full Pontefract & Castleford Express coverage of the party on pdf. Just click it to open file….

 

Claire (deputy manager) & Stacie (chef) raise £230 for charity

On Sunday, Claire and Stacie raised £230 for charity. They were brave enough to do a bunjee jump in the freezing cold.

See video below.

Bridging the Generation Gap

As part of the festive season,  The Old Vicarage Residential Home in North Featherstone has been doing a series of events. These have been in partnership with local charities and schools.   

On 8th December, children from North Featherstone Junior School, and volunteers from the All Saints Church came to the care home and spent a wonderful day with the residents. The highlight of the day was when they sang Christmas Carols together. The children had put a lot of effort into preparing for the day.  

 Mr J Singh, owner of The Old Vicarage Care home stated, “We need to bear in mind that the average age of residents in the carehome is 85 years old, and these children are 8 & 9 years old. It is important to bridge the generation gap. The children invigorate the residents, providing stimulation and enjoyment. Equally the children can interact with the elderly and learn from their life experiences. It was an excellent day, which everyone enjoyed.”  

Children from Junior School

 

Two days later, residents from The Old Vicarage care home attended an event at St Wilfred School. They were treated to music and interacted with the teachers and children. Jean Chilton, the manager at the Old Vicarage care home stated, “we have a good relationship with St Wilfreds School. It is a good experience for the teenagers at the school to interact with our residents, and the teachers are very kind and helpful. Our residents get a chance to share and enjoy their experiences.”  

More events are happening at the Old Vicarage Care Home during the festive season, including Christmas parties, visits by Santa and a Wii Olympics competition for residents. The home always aims to provide a stimulating environment for the residents. Age should be no barrier to fun!

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