Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rita Green
As a Lifestyle Activities Coordinator, I will be spending time with each resident and their loved ones to build a detailed picture of each individual, so that each person’s stay with us is as meaningful as possible.
Although I have been working within this field for many years, thanks to the uniqueness of each resident, I am always enjoying new experiences in my role. My goal is to create an activities programme that caters to the capabilities of residents, including, but not limited to, individual and group activity.
I've spent the past few years forging strong relationships within the community and developing a pool of talented individuals that can supplement our in-house team to bring out the best in those we support.
As we never stop growing and changing, it is important that we maintain an up-to-date Getting to Know Me booklet. With your help, the activities scheduled for your loved ones will be as relevant and enjoyable as possible.
I’m very much looking forward to working with all of you.
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 Ashlar House Care Home
National Doodle Day
Our residents have spent their day creating unique works of art in a myriad of styles across many mediums. Some elected to use bush and pallet whilst others enjoyed the tactile experience with fingers and paint. Lots of fun and pride was had in the create process, from inception to committing their creations to canvas!
National Dog Day
National Dog Day is a day for people to recognize the importance of dogs and how they impact their lives on a daily basis. It is also a day to recognize how hard service dogs work on our behalf and also to draw attention to the plight of abused and abandoned dogs.
World Photography Day
World Photography Day was celebrated at Ashlar House. This got our residents to communicate their feelings and express themselves through the art of photography. The event encourage our participants to look at old and new cameras displayed with a selection of hotography books. Facts sheets and quizzes were, issued which delivered intellectual & cognitive needs.
Book Lovers Day
Books are the purest form of escapism, and in recognition of this, several of our residents' favourite books were borrowed from the Ashlar House Library and loaded onto a mini mobile library and taken door-to-door for all residents.
Some of the less able residents used the opportunity to interact with the books, allowing sight, touch and smell to transport them back to memories whilst being read to. Our more able residents spent time in our Garden area reading books and discussing their favourite tales.
A fun and interactive day for all.
Residents of Ashlar House were recently reunited with their loved ones for the first time since the start of lockdown after new social distances measures were implemented to allow for visitors. Ashlar House is following strict safety procedures. All visits are being carefully organised and monitored with two metre social distancing and PPE provided.
Hand massages are an enjoyable instant activity for senior residents at all levels. They are an easy, inexpensive and great way to help residents feel loved and calm. Physical touching is very important to well-being and is a fundamental human sensory need. Relaxing music was played to set the ambience in a quiet lounge or in the comfort of their room.