Here at Kingfisher Court, we work hard to ensure that our residents enjoy a relaxed, carefree life. Between us, we take care of the cooking, the washing up, the cleaning, the laundry, the maintenance, and the entertainment. If our residents want to enjoy a life of leisure, that is choice, let’s face it, they’ve all earned it. However, we are all different and whilst some people take great pleasure in relinquishing daily tasks to others, there are those of us who like to keep busy, to help where they can.
We have many residents who enjoy helping around the home, laying the table, weeding the garden, organising the library, it is wonderful to see.
Some of our residents have taken on regular roles; Sheila writes for the monthly magazine, Fay is the ambassador for the home, and Margaret oversees communications.
Sheila has a gift for the written word; every month she writes an article, drawing on her memories, her knowledge, and the experiences of those around her. It is always a pleasure to read and is a great addition to our newsletter.
Fay has lived here a while. Fay chose to move to Kingfisher Court rather than live in her house alone. The move improved Fay’s life immeasurably, so much so that Fay wants to spread the word. When families come to look around the home, or a new resident moves in, Fay is always on hand to share her thoughts, and offer advice. Fay will take new residents under her wing, introduce them to others and make sure that they are okay.
Margaret is well known around the home, every morning she collects the newspaper trolley and sets off, delivering papers, magazines, and letters, she also ensures that everyone has a copy of the activity schedule and the latest edition of the newsletter. Everyone looks forward to her daily visit.
The roles that these three ladies have taken on make a difference to everyone who lives here, whether it is Fay, holding their hand, Sheila, sharing their story or Margaret, offering a friendly word and a winning smile at the start of the day.
Kingfisher Court is not a home, it’s their home, and they run it their way.