It has certainly been a busy couple of months here at Chapel Fields Care Home! At the end of May we welcomed representatives of the Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK to a coffee morning. They spent time chatting to our residents and visitors. We sold plenty of tea, cakes and scones (made by staff and volunteers) to raise money for the Residents' Fund.
On Tuesday 29th May the residents at Chapel Fields Care Home in Frodsham celebrated ‘The Queens Jubilee – Our Story’. This project was arranged by Ella Popper, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, and Sandra Turnross, Social Life Co-Ordinator, in conjunction with Manor House Primary School and Home Instead. 30 Children from Manor House Primary School came and sang for our residents. The children were aged 10-11 and expertly sang many rousing patriotic songs, accompanied with actions! Afterwards the children chatted to our residents about the Jubilee and their memories of the Queen’s Coronation and previous Jubilee celebrations. The children asked many questions about their thoughts and emotions during other key royal events, such as the birth of Prince Charles and the death of Princess Diana. Now that the children have gathered this information, they will write stories based on the residents’ experiences, which will be displayed at the home and local community centre during the Weaver Words Literature Festival.
On Tuesday 5th June, the residents of Chapel Fields came together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Our residents enjoyed music and entertainment from a local DJ, organised by Sandra Turnross, our Social Life Co-ordinator. Our residents enjoyed dancing and even our Chaplain, Susie Treeton, couldn’t resist the opportunity for a boogie!
Our renovation work is now underway. Work to the bathroom areas and much of the cosmetic work is now taking place, with work on the dining and lounge areas to follow. The renovations are expected to last between 12-14 weeks and we aim to keep disruption in the home to a minimum during this period.
We are pleased to report that we now have six established volunteers who help with a range of tasks within the home. Most recently, we have welcomed Ian Jesse who assists our Music Therapist with a group on Monday afternoons. Volunteering not only improves the lives of the older people in our care but can also enrich the lives of the volunteers themselves. It’s not only about charity and giving but also about learning new skills, meeting new people and having fun! If you could spare some time to help us in your church, circuit, community group or in the home, then we would love to hear from you! Contact Ella Turner on 01928 734743 to find out more.
On Saturday 4th August we will be holding our Summer Fayre. All proceeds will go into the Residents' Fund. The Fayre is open from 2pm until 5pm.
Written by the Minister & Members