Since our last article in April, I am pleased to report some positive changes here at Chapel Fields Care Home.
We have now recruited Susie Treeton as our Chaplain, who joined us on the 8th May. She will be a focus for the spiritual life of the Home, ensuring that the spiritual needs of our residents and staff are addressed. We look forward to stronger relationships between MHA and the local churches and faith communities as a result of this new role. Also, we are pleased to welcome Mandy Woo who is our new Reflexologist. Reflexology has huge benefits to our residents who enjoy the one-to-one time that each session provides.
Chapel Fields will be undergoing refurbishments over the next few months. While disruption will be unavoidable during this period, it will hopefully be kept to a minimum. Many areas in the Home will be refurbished and the finished result will certainly be worthwhile. We have welcomed three new volunteers, who are helping with activities and events within the home. This support has already had a huge impact on the well-being of our residents, and we look forward to expanding our volunteering roles.
On this note, we are looking for a volunteer to assist with our Music Therapy sessions. Currently, our Music Therapist offers individual and group therapy to meet the emotional and psychological needs of our residents, in a way that promotes their self-esteem and freedom of choice in order to pursue a better quality of life. Our Music Therapist works with our residents every Monday. The volunteer role will involve enabling residents to participate in group sessions, using basic instruments. So if you have an hour to spare at 2pm on a Monday, then please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01928 734743.
Some of our residents recently enjoyed a trip to the theatre to watch a musical production at the Brindley Centre in Runcorn. They also had a lovely Easter celebration, making Easter bonnets for a competition to win a giant Easter egg. There was also music and dancing which was enjoyed by all! We also received positive feedback from our residents who participated in reminiscence sessions, using museum objects, kindly loaned to us by the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.
On Friday 20th April we held a coffee morning, welcoming members of the local community into the home. This was a great success, raising £50 for the residents’ fund. Therefore we want to say a huge thank you to all those people who came and gave us their support!
Written by the Minister & Members