Meet our Activities Coordinator, Chelsea Couzens
I have a passion for delivering high quality activities to the residents, and making sure they are encouraged to do whatever they want to do. Also, ensuring residents within the home continue to do what they have always loved, is something I strive to continue.
I have been a part of the health and social care sectpr for around 5 years, and enjoy meeting all different people from all different backgrounds. I previously was a support worker but decided I wanted to focus fully on activities and community engagement.
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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Begbrook House Care Home
We have been treated to the amazing talents of Alex! We sang nd danced all afternoon to the beautiful cover songs, from Frank Sinatra to Doris Day. Even better, all the songs were played on the guitar!
In celebration of the Olympics, we have been playing balloon tennis! This gets residents moving, and having fun while doing so is very important.
Here at Begbrook House, we like friendly competition, and what better way to have fun than a skittles competition. Residents enjoy being able to socialise and be active in a relaxed environment. You can even see Tony’s game face! This is a regular activity on our life enrichment planner.
We have been celebrating all our amazing carers here at Begbrook House. Carers received a box of chocolates and cakes to celebrate all their hard work. The gratitude didn’t stay within the house; residents sent hand written cards to the local carers support group, along with a box of chocolates. This was to show those carers they are appreciated for all they do!
Dementia Awareness Week
In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week, we have handpicked a range of activities to support all of our residents here at Begbrook House, adding to our regular activities.
International Nurses' Day
We have been celebrating all the hard work that the nurses do for us here at Begbrook House. We presented them with handmade thank you cards, flowers and chocolate.