Michelle Martin

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.

Life at Ashcombe House Care Home

St Patrick's Day

Seated Irish Dancing started St Patrick's Day with an online exercise class, a quiz all about Ireland in the afternoon, and finished by watching a performance of river dance starring Michael Flatley.

Mother's Day

Residents were treated to a wonderful afternoon tea and celebrations for Mother’s Day. Head Chef, Vicky, made a fantastic edible bouquet of tulips from cake, which everyone enjoyed tucking in to.

Gemma Pitman-Mcgrath

Hello, I'm Gemma and work for Ashcombe House as the Clinical Development Nurse. I love my role supporting the team to deliver the very best care to our residents

Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year at Ashcombe by learning about our zodiac animals, and if we have any of personality traits, some were almost spot on!

Head Chef, Mark, prepared a Chinese-themed lunch, giving the opportunity to sample some Chinese cuisine, which everyone enjoyed. Residents spent the afternoon watching the traditional Dance of the Dragon and admiring the costumes.

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Flower Power

The smell of fresh flowers always brings a smile to our faces and can bring back memories of special occasions. 

Santa at Ashcombe

We were very lucky that the big man in red himself took time out of his very busy schedule and put in an appearance at the residents' Christmas party. With a "HO HO HO" and laden with presents, Santa took time to visit every resident, giving gifts and wishing them a merry Christmas. The party continued with a buffet lunch, music and Christmas carols.

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Upcoming events

Don't Dine Alone

Don't Dine Alone

We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people.