Meet our Activities Coordinator, Simona Maria
Hi my name is Simona. I am the activities Coordinator here at Atfield House. I started my career with Barchester in 2015. Where i worked as the admin assistant. From there I crossed over and helped the team with hospitality. When the position for activities came up I jumped at the chance. I have been doing this role for since 2019 and have learnt so much. The residents have taught me how to play scrabble & now its a game we all enjoy together.
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 Atfield House Care Home
Gingerbread men delivery
Residents were treated to beautiful handmade biscuits that were hand delivered from Belmont School. It was such a lovely and thoughtful treat for everyone. They came complete with a lovely note too. It certainly put a smile on everyone's face.
Everyday is a celebration at Atfield House. Today we drank Prosecco and toasted to all our friends, Those near and far. We reminisced about times spent with food friends and family too.
Tea time treats
Staff were all treated to Donuts as a little way of showing appreciation for all the hard work and commitment they show to our residents every day.
Making wishes come true.
Residents, at Atfield House have always enjoyed shopping and being as independent as possible, so staff at the home listened to what they wanted and made a portable trolley shop to fulfil their needs, and have some fun too. Simona the activities co ordinator is always listening to the residents and what they want to make their lives fun and keep them independent. A few of them expressed a desire to go shopping. As that isn’t possible at the moment she decided to bring the shops to them. The portable shop has started its journey as a Candy store as who doesn’t like a sweet treat. However the possibilities are endless. Isabella said “ its been great fun going to the shop and choosing my pick and mix it really did take me back to my childhood. We have been thinking of what other shops we would like, maybe a mobile bar next time so we can all enjoy a glass of something and some nibbles.”
Elaine the Manager recently took some colour in cards down to the children at Buttercups Nursery. The home always celebrate Grandparents Day. She wanted to make sure that all those Grandparents at home at the moment who may not be able to have a visit from their grandchildren could express their creativity and love through a card. The children really loved colouring them in and delivering them to their loved ones. They even made and bought ginger bread men to the home for everyone to enjoy with a cup of tea.
New Friendships in the making
Our friends at Buttercups have been busy making and decorating cards for all the residents. They were so keen to pose for photos and show off their fantastic work.Some of them even made the trip to pop down and drop them off. We cant wait until we can have them into the home and make lovely memories with them.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Need a venue?
We have a meeting room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.