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
Releasing our feathered friends
Residents and staff recently had the privilege of watching these ducking's come into the world and grow. Mum made a nest in the courtyard of the home. Everyone watched and nurtured them. However we knew that we needed to let them fly their wings in the outside world. Staff took them safely to the Duke of North Humberland river and released them back to nature.
Celebrating our wonderful carers
For Carer's week. we wanted to make everyone feel very special and appreciated for the fantastic work they do every day. Staff were treated to deliveries of the nations favourite coffee’s, iced coffee’s, frappuchino’s and icecreams. Head chef Robert also put together a wonderful spread of party food for everyone to enjoy. Family and friends arrived throughout the afternoon to join in the fun with staff and residents.
Community Spirit for Carers Week
Staff at Atfield House took to the streets to deliver packages of care to those in the community that also do an amazing job looking after those that need it. They visited Twickenham Cricket club that host an afternoon club for the eldery every week. Then to Together as one, an organisation that offers support too. Everyone was so happy with their gifts of thanks.
National Fish & Chip Day
Staff and residents at Atfield House had a fantastic time celebrating National Fish & Chip Day on Fryday 4th June, surely one of the best days of the year!
Robert Head chef whipped up a selection of different flavoured batters for residents to try along with some home-made tartare sauce and mushy peas, everyone had a great time guessing the different batter ingredients. The sun was shining so some of the residents took to the garden to eat their fish and chips in paper cones with wooden forks in time-honoured tradition.
Garden project donations
We want to say a big thank you to the Sparkle foundation. They recently donated and took the time to drop off some wonderful gardening items for our residents. They love nothing more than pottering around in the garden so these are a much welcomed addition for everyone to enjoy.
Live Floristry Masterclass with Bloominghaus
Residents were treated to a live virtual flower arranging demonstration with a difference, it was wonderful that our residents were able to follow along and create their own floral displays using flowers from our own garden and the local florist. It was a really enjoyable afternoon, we’re so grateful to Michal and Michael from Blooming Haus for this experience.”