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
We understand the importance of being pampered. Even though the hairdresser is unable to visit the in-house salon at the moment. This has not stopped the activities coordinator and the care team from stepping in and treating the residents to a lovely wash and blow dry.
Some children from the newly formed local Sewa Day Charity. Sewa translated means Volunteer. Wanted to come down and bring some gifts for the residents at Atfield House. They had helped make small packages of care for everyone. The residents were thrilled at the gifts and even more pleased that they were hand delivered by the children themselves.
Residents are really enjoying being able to be out in the garden and having fun growing and planting. They are growing a mini herb garden and have loved watching them grow and then being able to get the chef to create a masterpiece with them.
Relatives meeting via ZOOM
Atfield House are always making sure they can keep in touch with news and information with families of loved ones. With so many people living far away and missing out on these meetings. Or with many self isolating at this time. What better way than a ZOOM meeting. It was a great success and one the home will continue even after things start opening up. One relative said what a great idea this was. We all had a platform to chat & discuss what we wanted to, just all from the comfort of my living room.
Welcoming new Residents.
Elaine the General Manager is so pleased with the new Banner that is pride of place outside the home. They are welcoming new residents to join the Atfield family and want to share the news with everyone. They hope to see people soon.
Long awaited garden visits.
Atfield House have opened their garden's for the 1st time this week. Loved ones have been so happy to see their family members, Although it is still from a safe distance. The smiles from everyone has been wonderful to watch. long may it continue.
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.