Byron Court Care Home, Liverpool are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Curtis, the new Activity Coordinator for the home who joined us in April 2017. Curtis jumped in feet first and made a real difference to the social activities taking place within and outside of the home. In a few short months he has created an exciting vibe with a busy schedule of in house activities and day trips out for all the residents.
Recently, the residents visited the local Dementia friendly cinema to see a film of their choosing whilst enjoying some delicious popcorn and other treats. Some of our more green fingered residents who love gardening headed out to Sefton Garden Centre with the staff team and selected a number of flowers that they would like to see planted in the grounds of the home. Knowsley Safari Park was the next trip on the agenda in June and the residents really enjoyed spending time looking at the animals, smiling, laughing and enjoying ice cream.
It was clear that residents and staff alike, truly benefit from these trips and activities as their moods visibly lift during an outing or an event. The next trip coming up soon is to New Brighton as residents always seem keen for some fish and chips at Byron Court and we believe there is no better way to pass the time away than at our local pier where a number of residents spent their younger days in the sunshine!
The baking sessions have proved popular where residents bake cakes and biscuits of their choice with the support of the staff!
Upon starting in his role at Byron Court Curtis was very clear with his vision and objectives whilst at Byron Court, he said
“My personal aim when I started this role was to bring the different units and floors of the home together through the use of activities as well as giving people who are suffering with Dementia and Alzheimer’s a chance to have social and mental stimulation. I have spent the last two months really getting know the residents and getting to know their likes and dislikes. A lot of them want to get out and about on trips to the local cafe’s and shops or as simple a walk in the local area as it can bring back memory’s for them.”