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.
Life at Begbrook House Care Home
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.
VE Day Celebrations
It’s been 75 years since the signal was given to indicate the end of WW2. We began the day by making our very own poppy wreaths, and laying them in the middle of our home for all to see. Next we joined together for 2 minutes of silence, followed by reminiscing.
After lunch we enjoyed a special VE Day concert performance specifically for our home; we listened to some of our favourite classics like, 'We’ll meet again' by Vera Lynn. To finish off the day, we enjoyed some delicious afternoon tea!
There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread, and that is what the residents here at Begbrook House have done! Of course, eating them while they are still lovely and warm is our favourite bit. Activities such as this help residents feel more independent and deliver delicious treats at the end.
Learning New Skills
We have been busy with many different activities, from watching the wildlife and capturing it on camera. We have also been doing flower arranging, and competing for the trophy in a game of skittles. Well done to our winners, Jean and Ian.