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.

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 Ashlar House Care Home

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Sports Day

What a wonderful day we all had. We were delighted to attend the Sports Day at our local Coopersale Hall School. Our residents had special VIP seats, so they can enjoy the games and support the children as they took part in various activities such as, running, skipping and bean bag races. The sun was shining and everyone had a brilliant time getting together before the children’s summer break. There were smiles and laughter all around the grounds.

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Our Carers Are Amazing

Carers Week this year is being held from 6th - 12th June and provides an opportunity for us all to recognise and celebrate the wonderful carers we have in the Barchester family.

This year's theme is 'Make caring visible, valued and supported'.

Caring should be valued and respected by everyone in our society, and carers should have access to the information and support they need, where and when they need it.

This year Ashlar House Carers received a token of appreciation for their extremely important work and dedication. 

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Jubilee Street Party

Ashlar House celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style with a whole host of fun-filled activities, live music entertainment and lots of fizz. In recognition of the special occasion the Ashlar House team organised a royal street party; welcomed family, friends and members of our local community who enjoyed a variety of delicious cakes and tea, a BBQ and an ice-cream van.

Ahead of the celebration, our residents and team worked hard to decorate the home with themed flags; colourful banners, flower displays fit for the longest reigning monarch and not forgetting our royal mascots. To make things even more exciting we have the chance to showcase our stylish royal decors and enter the #BarchesterJubilee competition to compete against Barchester homes up and down the country.

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Jubilee Entertainment

Today we welcomed back one of our regular singers, the wonderful Carly Ann to Ashlar House to start off our Jubilee celebrations weekend.

Residents, families and staff were dancing and singing, enjoying wartime classics and songs from throughout the Queen's 70 year reign.

Carly Ann was dressed in her wartime attire to mark the occasion. It was an afternoon of pure delight.

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International Nurses Day

Today we celebrated the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, also known as International Nurses Day, by acknowledging our dedicated and hard-working nurses.

To mark the occasion and to say thank you, our talented chef prepared delicious treats and refreshments for everyone to enjoy.

We received numerous cards and recorded thank you messages from relatives, friends and the local community, which were displayed around the home and shared with the team to make the day extra special.

Every staff member at our home is going above and beyond. A big thank you to all our nurses.

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Silent Disco


Silent Disco using sound cancelling headphones!

We all know by now the power of music and how important it is to reminiscence. Here at Ashlar House we tried something new introducing “silent discos” to individual music taste.

Music has the ability to bring us joy, comfort, motivation and to help us relax everywhere and anywhere in the home. It may quantum leap some back in time, calm our worried minds or even boost our moods and allow us to dance away in silence.

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