Meet our Activities Coordinator, Denise Saliagopoulos
I joined Ashford House Care Centre at the end of September this year. I am a locally elected Councillor. I love working with the residents at Ashford House. I am keen to provide a happy and stimulating environment for our residents. I really find working with the residents rewarding and fun.
Activities at Ashford House
Here at Ashford House we try to aim to cater to everyone’s hobbies and preferences, nothing is impossible! All our activities are designed to empower our residents helping them complete meaningful activities that stimulate them mentally, physically and emotionally. As well as sticking to 'mainstream' activities that you would normally find in this kind of environment, we aim to step outside the box with our provision. We think this is the best way of creating person-centred activities, as each plan is uniquely crafted around each individual, who are treated with respect and dignity in their choices and supported to take control of how they spend their time.
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 Ashford House Care Home
Preparation for Easter
One of the many ways we will be celebrating Easter at Ashford House Care Centre is to enjoy some traditional chocolate eggs and bunnies. Today our Lifestyle Coordinator, Denise, on behalf of Barchester Healthcare, bought some Easter chocolate for all Residents and Staff to enjoy next weekend. Thank you. We are all very excited.
Mother's Day is always so Special at Ashford House.
Residents had a lovely day celebrating. The day started with flower and chocolate deliveries. Followed by a special lunch cooked by our award winning Chef. The staff and residents discussed our lovely Mothers and Mother figures that have been and are in our lives. Then, in the afternoon we had treats, pots of tea and calls with loved ones. A good time was had by all
The Magic of the Magic Table
The residents of Ashford House enjoy the magic of our 'Magic Table'. Barchester's new ‘Magic Table 360 and the Happiness Programme’ is a fantastic way to improve our residents wellbeing, coordination and stimulation. The 'Magic Table' is a projector that is transmitted onto almost any surface and has a range of sensory games and images that the residents just love. A firm favourite at Ashford House is the 'bird feeder' but there are many many more programmes to see and take part in.
Here at Ashford House our staff and residents never miss an opportunity to dance. Dance provides a great, overall, low impact workout. We are aware the dance movements improve core strength, balance and movement. Dancing is also such fun. So this afternoon was spent dancing and laughing. What better way to improve our residents wellbeing.
The Sun came out today and some of our lovely Residents really enjoyed a garden walk - a bit muddy but it’s February! So good to get some sun on our faces! We have big plans for our Gardens - watch this space ! Stay safe and have a lovely weekend from our residents.
Our Super Carers Jackie and Marisa and some of our Residents played floor Dominoes today! Super fun with our War Hero winning twice ! The competition was tense but what fun