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.
Our residents had a delightful time this week having a tenpin bowling competition. The rivalry was fierce and, in the end, Joyce won! Some residents, including David and Liz (pictured below) enjoyed playing a more serene game of dominoes.
We would also like to thank Tesco for donating a food and toiletries hamper for us 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!
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.
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!
The flags have been strung together and are proudly displayed in the conservatory and lounge for all to see and remember.
Residents have also been taking part in their favourite “Target Game/Bean Bag Toss” which gets very competitive at times!
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.
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…
and some of our residents have been making “Stay Safe” hand print signs. Here are John and Barbara’s fantastic creations:
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.
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.
Just quick update on what has been happening here at Bank Close House to start the new year.
Age UK – Strictly No Falling Scheme Silver Award
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.
5 Star Food Hygiene
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.
A 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”.