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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sunita Biyani & Teresa Humphreys

Sunita (left) and Teresa (right) are at the centre of the all the activities here in Austen House. They work together and have a great team of staff who provide a wide range of interesting activities for those we support.

We have a programme of weekly activities that includes musical entertainment, beauty therapies, baking, flower arranging, movement to music, arts and crafts and one-to-one sessions. and ensure that there is something for everyone.

We host one big event every month and invite loved ones and people from our community to attend. We are passionate about the importance of activities and will go that extra mile to put a smile on residents' faces. 

 

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, be it lawn bowls on our AstroTurf bowling green or 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 our home

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Easter Party

On Easter Sunday, residents and loved ones enjoyed live musical entertainment and a buffet with homemade cakes. They were happy to wear colourful hats, which were all made by residents.

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St Patrick's Day

Residents enjoyed musical entertainment with a buffet and drinks with their loved ones on St Patrick's Day. The home was decorated with and residents were happy to wear green hats.

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Activities at Austen

We have recently enjoyed a visit from the pupils of a local school; we played lots of different games with them and everyone had a great time. Residents also enjoyed some live accordion music, which some got up and danced too. On Mother's Day, residents were greeted by people from different charities, who gave them flowers.

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Employee of the Month - January

Congratulations to Mr. Charlie Burns, who was named as January's Employee of the Month here at Austen House.

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Valentine's Party

We were joined by opera singers for our Valentine's Day party, who residents really enjoyed listening to. They also spent lots of time with their loved ones on this special day.

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Diwali

We had had a lot of fun with our Diwali celebrations here at Austen House.

Upcoming events

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Open Day

We are hosting an open day on Saturday 21st April between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. Please call in and have some coffee, cakes and light refreshments, take a tour of our beautiful home and enjoy the activities and music. We look forward to seeing you, and please feel free to bring the family.

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Don't Dine Alone

At Austen House, we know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.

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Professionals' Breakfast

Come along for a relaxed breakfast in our stunning newly-refurbished home.

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Coffee Mornings

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.

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01189 145 484

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01189 266 100

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