Meet our Activities Coordinators, Lauren & Charlie
Lauren and Charlie are at the centre of all the activities here at Austen House. They provide a wide range of meaningful and therapeutic activities for the residents.
They are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people they support. They love being able to plan outings, events and activities that make a positive difference to people.
Activities at Austen House
Here at Austen House, we like to get to know those we support, and from the day of moving in, our activities team will spend time on an individual basis learning about interests, likes and dislikes, life history and favourite hobbies.
We provide a wide range of activities, from one-to-one time, manicures and board games, through to live entertainment, prize bingo and our ever-popular cheese & wine events. Our activities team will also tailor individual activities to ensure residents can have as much or as little involvement as they choose.
In the summer months, greater focus is given to outdoor activities, such as barbecues and garden parties. In conjunction with our Chef, themed events are planned throughout the year, bringing activities and food together.
In their yellow polo shirt, our activities team are easily identifiable and embrace ideas and suggestions from residents and their relatives to ensure that the activities provided keep those we support engaged, stimulated and entertained.
Life at Austen House Care Home
Residents spent a rainy afternoon getting crafty. Some decorated plant pots in preparation for their spring garden project. While others cut, glued and decorated flowers as part of another project to decorate the home.
Austen House worked in partnership with their local Age Uk. Staff and residents always like to give something back. So everyone helped make up bags full of goodies and deliver them to those who really need it right now.
Residents enjoyed a much-needed party full of dancing, canapés, drinks and laughing. We all had a lovely afternoon and enjoyed being able to celebrate the holidays together.
Austen Makes the Nice List!
Santa and his elves visited Austen House to deliver gifts to all the residents. We want thank everyone who has donated cards, gifts, and shown their love to us during this festive period.
The lovely care team are showing off our beautiful Christmas cake. Our residents made, planned and decorated a beautiful homemade cake for the annual cake competition. Many people were involved in the process, and we enjoyed all the hard work it took to create something so delicious.
Austen House came together to remember those who died in the line of duty. Many stories and poems were shared to reminisce with each other and the service was streamed on television. We also thank the Thrive Toddler group for the wreath, which was made specially for Austen House.
Carer Support Group
At Austen House, we know the importance of supporting our local community and hold weekly groups, specifically for those caring for a loved one.
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and homemade cakes in our stunning new dining room.
Don't Dine Alone
At Austen House, we know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.