Meet our Activities Coordinator, Michelle Martin
I’m a fun, loud and outgoing individual who loves organising fun activities for residents at Ashcombe House (and staff, if possible). I’m very creative and keep the residents very active, both mentally and physically In my spare time, I love doing a lot of fundraising, which usually ends up with me sliding in mud.
Activities at our home
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Ashcombe House Care Home
Lest We Forget
Residents in the knit & natter group had been very busy leading up to armistice day and created a magnificent display of knitted poppies. The display was hung on the homes sign to allow passing traffic to admire their handiwork.
Gathered in the warmth of the homes conservatory residents enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display. The display was all low noise as to not upset the animals in the nearby vets, lots of oohs and aaahs admiring the pretty colours filling the night sky.
Creepy Critters Visit
Residents loved a visit from Zoolab and a host of creepy crawlies, from a giant snail a snake and even a tarantula. Residents were very brave holding the creatures and finding out all about their habitat where they originate and what they eat from the zoolab ranger.
Sing a long Fun
Residents enjoyed a performance from Geoff from Reminisce entertainment, Geoff sang us through the years and we all enjoyed a good sing along.
Trip to the tea bar
We took a minibus trip to The Tea Bar in town, we were made to feel very welcome by staff. We all enjoyed a variety of home baked cakes and coffee. Everyone always enjoys trips out on the minibus and we loved the tea bar so will definitely be coming back.
The return of the Baking Club
The baking club has made a return in the homes café once a fortnight to bake delicious goodies to enjoy in the afternoon. Today we made Fruit Scones and Cheese scones, it was great fun and we all enjoyed eating them whilst still warm form the oven!! Delicious