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Easter performance by local schoolchildren

As many of you know, Vicarage Court Care home has many partnerships with local schools and colleges. On 26th March 2015, local schoolchildren performed for the residents at the care home as part of the Easter festivities.

The performance was enjoyed by the residents and the children had an opportunity to interact with residents. Below is a short video of the performance.

 

 

Tai Chi Classes….

Tai Chi Classes have started at the Vicarage Court Care home for all the residents. Residents from all 3 units have been offered them and many have taken the option. Residents had the option doing the motions while being seated or standing. Many choose to stand once they got into the flow of the class. Other residents watched and it became a fun atmosphere.

After the class, one resident commented, ” I feel young and relaxed. The music and aromas used in the class are very nice.”

Preparations for Halloween Party

The residents and staff at the Vicarage Court Care home have been busy preparing the Halloween festivities on Friday at the Carehome. Residents coloured in decorations and helped put them up in all units. Some residents got involved in pumpkin carving. Some of which are pictured below.

All staff and families are welcome to join in tomorrow. At the 10.30am, we will be hosting Vintage Drama group, who will be doing an extended comedy drama based on Halloween for the all the residents to enjoy and participate in.

Videos will be up on this blog soon.

We have not updated this blog for a number of months. We have so much to put up from the big Summer fete, Beach trip, numerous live parties, puppet show, Classic music events, Tai Chi classes, Gardening club, dancing classes, Reiki, aromatherapy,  and arts & crafts events. We will be putting these videos and pictures up over the next few weeks on this blog.

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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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St Georges Day

The residents celebrated St Georges day. Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George and the National Day for England, although it is not an official national holiday in England. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint. Saint George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George’s death in AD 303.

The residents in all units did artwork on St George and shared songs. The patriotic spirit was very evident. It was a good experience for the residents to use their artwork skills.

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Dignity in Care Champions !!

The Vicarage Court Care home supports the Dignity in Care campaign. The care home now has numerous staff who are Dignity in Care Champions. The aim is to ensure best practice in care and enhance the dignity of the residents.

After the Easter party, plans are in place for a Dignity week, which will include a series of activities to enhance the Dignity of Residents and allow the residents to celebrate their many skills and talents in a fun and educational format.

More details to be released soon….

 

 

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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

 

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