Meet our Activities Coordinator, Marrielle Alparaque
I enjoy doing the activities and getting to know the residents each day. I like to make sure that I make them happy throughout the days and to make them feel comfortable and enjoy the activities that we do with them.
I have volunteered in a few care homes since I was 15. I have always had a passion for taking care of elderly people ever since I was young.
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 Begbrook House Care Home
Virtual Exercise Class
Community dance artist and producer, Naomi Welford, entertained the residents through dance and exercise over Zoom. Residents enjoyed it very much and were very happy to follow her dance steps through the screen. They were all very enthusiastic about the session; some residents even had the chance to show off their own dance skills!
On Saturday 18th July, Begbrook House hosted a BBQ with the residents in the garden and, after lunch, they went straight outside in the sunny garden and played some games whilst listening to their favourite songs in the background. It was a treat!
Clap for Community Spirit
Begbrook House has been inundated with gifts from the local community, including letters, drawings, hats and even pizza.
Residents of Begbrook have been receiving cards of well wishes, letters of hope and drawings to bring cheer to their faces during these difficult times.
Residents and staff at Begbrook have been so touched by their deliveries and the community spirit shown in support of them that they wanted to pay something back. So, the team came together to pay thanks to the local children and community who are spending their time creating art and writing to us, with a' Clap for Community Spirit'.