“Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples, we have a lot of love for each other here; team members and residents all look after each other and that’s real love.”
Ashbourne Court Care Home is feeling the love as residents and team members spend time together enjoying Valentine’s Day themed activities.
We kicked off the most romantic day of the year by reading the messages we had received from ‘Postcards of Kindness’, the project where people send lovely messages to residents of care homes. Then over a cup of tea we shared our thoughts about what we love most; resident Irmgard said “Having my friends around me.....and cake!” Magic Moments Club Assistant Nemily came over all warm and fuzzy when resident Marjorie told her she loved her.
Next up was a game of ‘You Bowl Me Over’ where we tried to ‘strike’ as many hearts as we could and then we welcomed local singer Paige who performed a selection of love songs from the 40’s to present day. We all had a lovely singalong.
We rounded off our day with a glass of fizz and a slice of Nemily’s homemade Red Velvet Heart Cake, a perfect end to our day of love!
Nemily said, “Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples, we have a lot of love for each other here; team members and residents all look after each other and that’s real love.”
At Ashbourne Court we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.
Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents.
The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.
Ashbourne Court Care Home, rated OUTSTANDING by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is located in Andover, Hampshire and provides residential care, nursing care, dementia care, palliative care and respite care.