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Upcoming Events….

The following is a list of up coming events at the care home

Thursday 30th July – Big Summer party with live singer
Monday 3rd August – Church service
Tuesday 11th August – Holistic Pampering Day
Tuesday 11th August – Special Birthday Party with live singer
Thursday 20th August – Special live singer on Forget Me not Unit.
Tuesday 25th August – Holistic Pampering Day
Friday 28th August – Coffee Morning and Bon Marche

The regular weekly classes will continue as normal in September
These include :-
Tai Chi on Thursday mornings,
Gardening classes on Monday afternoon,
Memory Book on Wednesday afternoon,
Dance on Wednesday morning,
Sing Myself Happy Class on Thursday afternoon.

Other events for your diary.
X factor Finalist singer Alan Turner will return and do a live performance on Friday 9th October at the care home.
War time Songs on Friday 6th November on Remembrance weekend by a live singer.
Xmas Fare on Friday 4th December
Xmas Carol service on Monday 7th December
Xmas Puppet show on Friday 11th December
Xmas Party on Friday 18th December
Johnny Evans live singer on Wednesday 30th December

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Dignity in Care Week

Starting from Monday the Staff at the Vicarage Court care home will be holding a dignity week. This has been organised by Janet (activities co-ordinator) and the Dignity Champions from the staff. Below is the breakdown of the Events.

Monday – 10.30am (Dementia Unit) – Vintage Academy Entertainment and Drama Group.

Afternoon – Cheese & Wine Session for all residents.

Tuesday –  Special Therapies from Maria. These include Bowen therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage & Reiki. These will be done in the morning on the residential and nursing unit. Then in the afternoon on the Dementia Unit.

Wednesday – Hairdressor & manicures of the residential unit.

Thursday – Hairdressor & manicures of the dementia unit. Then there will a special Entertainment Drama Group for the residential unit from 1.30pm.

Friday – Coffee Morning for all staff, residents and family. This will be followed by One to one activities with the residents.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate in Dignity in care week.

 

In addition, staff are doing dignity challenges to improve how they interact with residents while providing care so that the staff always work to best practice. This includes feeding sessions for staff who are blindfolded, so that they know how a visually impaired residents feels when eating. Staff being hoisted in slings and many other special challenges.

 

Residents have made a dignity display board which is pictured below.

For more information or to get involved, please ring the home.

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Christmas Carol Service at Vicarage Court Care Home

The care home will be hosting its Annual Christmas Carol Service in conjunction with North Featherstone Junior and Infant School.

This year it will be at 10.45 am on Friday 14th December.

It is a fun occasion which the residents and the kids all enjoy. Below are some videos from last year.

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.

 

School children singing for the residents

The day after the Easter party, we had arranged for the local school children to come to the care home. They spent time talking to the residents.

Later the children sang songs for  the residents and they also brought cakes for everyone to share….

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