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.

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Tesco Community Champions Visit Bank Close House

It was a wonderful surprise today when we were  visited by the lovely Jane and Karen, Community Champions from Tesco.

They came to the door and delivered a lovely donation box (pictured below).  They were so nice to the team as we answered the door and they wished everyone to Stay Safe.

This past year has been a difficult one for most people, but what it has brought is a lovely sense of community and a team spirit that we hope remains long after the pandemic is over.

Thank you so much to Tesco and to the very kind Jane and Karen.

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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 Very Merry Christmas At Bank Close House Care Home in Chesterfield

A lovely Christmas was had by all here at Bank Close House care home in Chesterfield, despite the difficult circumstances in which we all find ourselves at present. Our residents opened their presents on Christmas day and enjoyed a glass of fizz to celebrate the holiday season along with a lovely Christmas dinner.

All of our residents have been staying safe and are all well and were able to enjoy the Christmas festivities. They have been keeping in contact with their loved ones via FaceTime, video calls and telephone calls, which, although not ideal, they have enjoyed very much.

Our Director’s (Peter Hill) daughter Thalia and her friend Freya hand made Christmas cards for each resident, much to their delight. They all enjoyed opening them and reading them. Thank you Thalia and Freya for your lovely, thoughtful cards, from all at Bank Close House.

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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.