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The Cat With No Name and Activities At Charnley House

Our residents have been enjoying the company of a lifelike toy cat! The cat has been donated by The Rotary club of Hyde. He purrs, cleans his paws and turns on his back for a belly rub. He has settled in really well and the residents love him The only thing is, he needs a name! We have asked all the residents what they would like him to be called and all of the names will be going in a hat and drawn at random. The name will be revealed soon.

We’ve been able to have some visits recently, which have gone down very well after such a long time with no relatives allowed. Our residents have also been enjoying games of soft ball. As you can see, it’s a highly contested sport!

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April Activities At Bank Close House Care Home Chesterfield

Our residents really enjoyed participating in Easter crafts, especially making our own Easter bonnets!

Our hallway looked beautiful and colourful as it was decorated with hand made Easter eggs, which the residents had created and hung on our Easter tree.

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Everyone wore their own crafted Easter bonnets on Easter Sunday and we all enjoyed an Easter lunch followed by a glass of fizz!

We had a small raffle over Easter, which raised a grand total of £81.50. This money has gone into the residents’ fund for future activities. A huge THANK-YOU to all who bought a Raffle Ticket.

Saturday 10th April was Grand National Day and our Residents all picked out a couple of horses at random. We excitedly watched the race on TV in the lounge and there were a few shots and whistles towards the end to cheer the winner, Minella Times, on to victory!

Our residents have also enjoyed playing Bingo, ball games and 10 pin bowling, with fierce competition.

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Spring is Sprung at Bank Close House Care Home Chesterfield

Spring is in the air and our residents have been decorating their own glass jars to put fresh flowers in for the tables in the dining room and conservatory.

It was “Eyes Down” for Bingo, which was enjoyed by all. Well Done to the winners Jean, Mabel and David.

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Our residents have been decorating mini Easter Eggs and displayed them on an Easter Tree which is in the main hall-way for all to see. We will be decorating Easter Bonnets and Easter Baskets over the next few days and having an Easter Bonnet parade.

Tesco Community Champions Jane and Karen dropped off a selection of CDs and an Easter Egg to go into our Easter Raffle. Our Easter Raffle will be held and drawn on 6th April 2021 – we are seeking additional donations towards this, so if anyone can contribute please let us know.

Easter raffle prizes

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March Activities at Charnley House Care Home In Hyde

Our residents have had a lovely, and very busy, time over the last few weeks.

We’ve been making Easter bonnets and having an Easter bonnet competition. Best bonnet wins a large Easter egg, so you can imagine, the competition was fierce!

We’ve had plenty of other activities going on as well, from arts and crafts to games afternoons and dancing.

We’ve had chat time, which everyone enjoys, where our activities co-ordinator spends one to one time with each resident just having a good old natter.

And we’ve had visits from family members who are seeing their loved ones for the first time in many months.

Our dedicated team have also had their Covid vaccines. They are all now a #VaccineHero!

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Valentines Day At Bank Close House

Our residents are busy, busy, busy as we make our way towards Spring.

We’ve been doing all sorts of activities at Bank Close House over the past few weeks, not least were our Valentine’s Day celebrations. Residents made Valentine’s Day cards and Love Heart messages, which are on display on the notice board in the main hallway.

We’ve also been enjoying lots of games recently. We’ve had Bingo, target game, bean bag toss, balloon tennis, 10 pin bowling and more.  Everyone loves a good game and our residents seem to be very competitive!

Here are some photos of our recent games activities…


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A Fun & Busy January At Charnley House Care Home Hyde

We’ve had a busy few weeks here at Charnley House care home in Hyde.

Our residents have had great fun getting to know their inner artist at our art class and absolutely loved the recent 60’s themed day, where everyone got to dress up and sing along. We even had a range of musical props, which everyone found very amusing! The residents had also made some decorative artwork for the walls especially for the event.

As spring is approaching, we thought we’d better get our green fingers out, so we had a Daffodil potting day, which the residents very much enjoyed. They now have their own, personalised Daffodil pots. Hopefully, come spring, Charnley House will be awash with yellow.

We’ve enjoyed several Birthday celebrations, with gifts, cards and cakes, as well as a jigsaw afternoon, which obviously was accompanied by tea and biscuits.

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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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