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Bank Close House Autumn Creativity & Activities

Here at Bank Close House residential care home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, we’ve been very busy with various activities over the last couple of weeks.

Our Residents have been discussing the change in weather and have been creatively making Autumn themed pictures.

We have also had load of fun making our own celebration cards such as birthday cards, anniversary cards and other general greetings cards.

Competition has been rife with a 10 pin bowling challenge. Not only was this great fun, it has also benefitted our residents’ hand-eye co-ordination and arm movement.

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Seaside Fun Day At Bank Close House

Our seaside day on 22nd July was, unfortunately, a rainy affair, so we were unable to have all the fun and games outside. Never fear though, our resourceful team brought the fun inside instead! As you can see, everyone had a whale of a time!

We’ve also been doing decorative connection puzzle pieces, with each resident designing their own jigsaw puzzle piece. When complete the puzzle will be connected and put on display in the main hallway. Here are the photos so far. We’ll post an update when the puzzle is complete and on display in all its glory.

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Recent Activities At Bank Close House Care Home in Chesterfield

As lockdown continues, we are still unable to provide off site or external entertainers for our residents, but our staff have been keeping them highly entertained with a variety of games and activities.

We had a hoopla competition, which Rita won!

Please click on the thumbnails to view the hoopla images.

We also celebrated World Chocolate Day on 7th July during which we held a chocolate tasting afternoon. You can imagine that went down very well and was very much enjoyed by residents and staff alike.

Please click on the thumbnails to view the chocolate tasting photographs.

We are all hoping for glorious sunshine on 22nd July, when we will be holding our “By The Seaside Day” in the garden. On offer will be burgers, hot dogs and chips for dinner and plenty of seaside games and fun for all.

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A Rainbow Of Hands At Bank Close House, Chesterfield

This week our residents have been busy making a rainbow of hands. They have used different coloured card to have their hands drawn round and some have asked for messages to be written on them.

These hands are now proudly displayed on the top of our notice board in the main hallway. Many of the residents have been trying to see if they can spot their own hand and have been admiring them all.

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We also have a few thank yous to say again this week:

We’d like to thank Shelagh’s sewing circle who have kindly donated a selection of homemade face masks for staff to wear when they do their own things at home and outside of work.

Secondly, we’d like to thank Cynthia (Hazel’s daughter) who has very kindly brought in some lovely things for staff as an appreciation of their ongoing hard work and dedication.

We’ve also just had some lovely laundry bags delivered from “Castle Sewing Hub” at Bolsover for all our staff to put their uniforms in, ready to wash when they finish work.

Finally, we like to thank our local co-op store who have kindly donated a hamper for all the staff to enjoy!

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VE Day Celebrations at Rotherwood Care Home Rotherham

Here at Rotherwood Care Home in Rotherham our residents had the most wonderful VE day preparations and celebrations last week.

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Andrea and our lovely staff trimmed the home beautifully with all sorts of decorations, including ones made by the residents.

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On the day, our staff came in fancy dress and the morning was spent watching old war movies.

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Later on we had all sorts of activities and games, including a game of World War II themed skittles, which everyone enjoyed and which got quite competitive!

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War-time songs were being played, which residents were singing to along to with our staff and the activities coordinator.

Our thoroughly enjoyable VE Day celebrations were finished off with a lovely buffet tea, along with red, white and blue cupcakes.

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VE Day Celebrations At Bank Close House

Here at Bank Close House care home in Chesterfield our residents had a wonderful time celebrating VE Day on Friday 8th May, with various activities taking place during the day.

In the morning they did VE Day themed word searches and reflected on/remembered the war years in a group discussion.

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The afternoon was spent holding up the banners and flags that residents had coloured in and decorated and then a buffet tea was enjoyed by all later on.

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We had a visitor join us in the conservatory – a little Robin came in for a flying visit!

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It was “eyes down” for a game of “Card Bingo” with prizes of chocolates on offer…

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and Lydia enjoyed a “Pamper” from Josie.

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Pizza, Games & VE Day Preparations!

A few thank yous first of all.

We’d like to say thank you to St Mary’s School for sending us some face shields that their students have made for us. A local company also donated some more face shields.

Thank you to Domino’s Pizzza in Chesterfield who kindly donated 3 large margarita pizzas for all our staff as an appreciation for all their hard work. They went down a treat!

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Thank you too to Wendy Cooper from Temple Spa who kindly donated “pamper packages” for all our staff as a gesture of good will. Here’s Josie, our activities coordinator with the lovely gifts.

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Our Residents have been passing the time participating in arts & crafts. Some have been decorating numbers for their bedroom doors and colouring in bunting for our VE Celebrations – 75 years since VE Day!

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The flags have been strung together and are proudly displayed in the conservatory and lounge for all to see and remember.

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Residents have also been taking part in their favourite “Target Game/Bean Bag Toss” which gets very competitive at times!

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We have also received some lovely letters for our residents from people at Remedi, which are displayed in the main hall way for all to see.

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Morton Manor April Update

Our team of carers and staff have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks, so we thought we’d give them a special thank you this week and treated them to a lovely breakfast.

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One of our residents celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary last week, but with the current situation, was unable to celebrate with his dear wife. Instead, he made this sign and sent the picture to his wife. What a lovely message! Congratulations on your 65 years together!

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