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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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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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Latest News From Bank Close House Care Home in Chesterfield

Just quick update on what has been happening here at Bank Close House to start the new year.

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We are currently in the process of working alongside Age UK ( https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ ) and completing the Strictly No Falling scheme, which sets out to reduce the number of falls in a Care Home.

We have just received the Silver Award and are working towards obtaining the Gold Award, a very well done to Katy for all your hard work to achieve the silver award.

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Our yearly Environmental Health food hygiene rating has been carried out and we have been awarded 5 Stars on our rating, which we have proudly displayed on our front door.

calendar nursing home ChesterfieldA Competitive & Creative New Year!

Our Residents have been busy this new year, enjoying a very competitive game of Dominos and making calendars for their bedrooms. Our manager even has one attached to her office door and says “thank you Liz for my lovely calendar”.

 

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