Special Valentine’s Day celebrations
Charles Court resident’s invited their loved ones to join them for a special lunch to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Head Chef Adam Tinton created an exciting menu which included fillet of Herefordshire pork with creamed mash, black pudding and vegetable medley with mushroom and cider sauce. Other options included chicken breast with a mushroom duxelles, crushed pesto potatoes and vegetable medley with a red wine jus, followed by lemon tart or Eton mess.
Resident Anna sent her compliments to the chef and said: “My partner David joined me for a delicious lunch; David visits me every day which enriches my life enormously, especially as all the staff here make him feel so welcome.”
Celebrations continued after lunch with music by Fownhope’s Eddie Graham who serenaded the happy couples with his rendition of ‘That’s Amore’ by Dean Martin!
Mural unveiled at Charles Court
Charles Court residents have been celebrating the Courtyard’s Creative Ageing River Tales music and drama project, with the unveiling of a mural. The artwork showcases the poignant memories evoked during the five week artist residency with actors Ralph Bolland and Claire Coache.
Clarissa Haley, Activities Coordinator at Charles Court, said: “The River Tales project not only inspired visual ideas which we developed within our arts & crafts groups, it also enabled us to extend the life of a very engaging project”.
Margaret who is resident at Charles Court said: “The River Tales project was wonderful. We all enjoyed remembering happy days spent by the river Wye and how connected we still feel to it. I am very proud of the mural as we all made it together and I can see it every day when I go into the dining room.”
There are now plans underway to create a ‘River Tales’ themed dining experience at Charles Court. Tracy Clothier, Home Manager said: ”I am delighted to see the enjoyment brought to our residents, it is testimony to our ongoing working partnership with Creative Ageing at the Courtyard, Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts.”
Introducing our new Home Manager at Charles Court
We are delighted to take this opportunity to introduce you to Tracy Clothier, our new Home Manager at Charles Court.
With a background in community outreach and social care, Tracy has worked with older people and within care homes throughout her career. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in providing person-centred support and delivering best practice.
Tracy said: “I am delighted to be working with such a caring and friendly team at Charles Court. It is fantastic to be working at a care home that puts the individuals at the centre of everything we do and strives to make the transition into an elderly home as easy as possible.“By choosing our service, feel assured that we offer a high level of person-centred support with a range of daily activities to meet the resident’s needs. We also ask that relatives and friends make us a part of their home too by visiting regularly and continuing to plan activities with their loved ones as normal. With our help and support at Charles Court, nothing has to change. I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.”