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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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Easter, Birthdays & Clapping For Carers

All our residents enjoyed a Easter Buffet tea followed by Easter cupcakes which were made by our wonderful cook, Pauline. These went down a treat!

Luckily the weather has been very kind to us these last couple of weeks and our residents have been enjoying the garden and wildlife under the umbrellas. Joan and Lydia have been taking advantage of the lovely weather and sitting out in the garden very frequently.

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Celebrations have been ongoing with birthdays:

Steven, a staff member, worked all day on his birthday and everyone enjoyed a slice of cake to celebrate! Our staff member, Heather, celebrates her birthday on 23rd April.

Dot (Resident) had her  birthday on 21st April. She enjoyed a day of celebrations with her family coming to see her and chatting to her through the lounge window. Dot also had 2 cakes and a buffet tea was enjoyed by all.

Residents have also been keeping in contact with their families on the phone, which they all enjoy. Lydia, Dot and Liz continue to call their families on their own mobiles. Some Relatives have driven up to the home and spoken to their loved ones through the open windows, whilst obviously observing social distancing guidelines.

We have received some kind donations from a staff member's family for all staff as an appreciation of their hard work and dedication, especially at this difficult time. We would also like to thank Chesterfield Royal Hospital for donating a “Dettol Anti-Bacterial” pack to all Staff which was very gratefully received.

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Our residents have also been clapping for carers on a weekly basis...

Everyone has been colouring in some more rainbows and we are going to design a rainbow cascade along the notice boards and lounge doorways.

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We have proudly displayed messages from relatives and friends on our main notice board for all to read – more will be added!

Over the next few days residents will be painting their own mugs.  Pictures of these will follow in our next update.

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This Week At Bank Close House Care Home In Chesterfield

Here at Bank Close house our residents have been really busy over the last week.

John and Liz have been writing letters to their families…

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and some of our residents have been making “Stay Safe” hand print signs. Here are John and Barbara’s fantastic creations:

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Dorothy had a phone call from her son, Terry, this morning and Margaret has been relaxing in the conservatory, which is covered in brightly coloured flags.

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We have also received some rainbow pictures from Rocco, who is Karen, our Senior Carer’s grandson. We have also received some from Brampton Primary School.  Rocco’s designs have taken pride of place around the home, on the notice board and front lounge window, and the ones from Brampton Primary School are displayed beautifully on the main sign at the bottom of the drive.

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Care Home Chesterfield Latest News

Well, it’s been a strange few weeks, but everyone here at Bank Close House has kept their chin up and soldiered on.

We shut our doors to all non-essential visitors on 17th March, in order to keep our residents and staff safe.  Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, all our ladies enjoyed Mothers Day. Lots of them received phone calls, which they were very pleased about.

Our residents have also been sending messages to their loved ones, which you can see below.

We have also recevied some letters from pupils at Holmegate Primary School in Clay Cross. The pupils have written to our residents several times and the teacher has provided them with our address so they can continue whilst at home. Here’s some of or residents reading the letters.

John received a phone call from Maureen this morning. Lydia has been enjoying a cigar in the garden and rings her family on her mobile phone. Dot keep in touch with her family via mobile too.

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We’ve even had a couple of Robins visit us in the garden!

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Valentines Day, Pet Therapy and More At Rotherwood Care Home Rotherham

Our residents have had a great time recently with Valentines Day craft activities, pet therapy and Valentine’s Day celebrations and party.

Everyone really enjoyed the events and loved the pet therapy.  We had Dave Jay entertain us on Valentine’s Day and he even got the staff up singing to the residents, which they all thoroughly enjoyed.

Sandra brought Coco in for pet therapy, which every resident took part in, even our bed bound residents. Coco brought a huge smile to everyone’s faces!

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