Meet our Activities Coordinator, Esondol Khurelee
Hi, my name is Es, and I started working at Bluebell Park in 2016. I started out as a Hostess and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with residents, and I learnt a lot.
When a vacancy on the activities team became available, I applied and was very happy to be accepted.
Activities at Bluebell Park
Here at Bluebell Park our aim is to enrich the lives of our residents, through group, and individual activities.
We have a wide range of activities designed to mentally, and physically stimulate the people we care for, including regular trips out in the mini bus, and taking part in the community led events that happen in the village we live in. We hold monthly resident meetings so our planning reflects their wishes, and requests, for example we now hold a regular bingo club (which residents families love to attend) and a bowling afternoon which the gentlemen here particularly enjoy. Entertainers and musicians regularly come into the home and families and friends are always welcome to attend too.
Activities are one of the most important aspects of our care home, and we strive to have a full range on offer. Our team here at Bluebell are dedicated to ensuring our residents enjoy, and get as much out of our entertainment as possible. It is without a doubt our mission is to make sure that life at Bluebell is active, fun, and most of all happy.
Life at our home
One of our residents celebrated their 103rd birthday here at Bluebell Park. It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate with Hilda and her family. Congratulations from us all!
We were delighted to receive a donation of 100 mince pies from our local Sainsbury's, which we enjoyed when Chellaston Community Choir came to entertain our residents on our Christmas Carol Evening.
We would love to take this opportunity to thank both Sainsbury's and everyone from Chellaston Community Choir for making it such a special evening for our residents.
Food Hygiene Award
We were asked to attend a presentation by Derby City Council to celebrate our 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating. Our head chef and their assistant attended the presentation to receive a certificate of excellence. Well done to all our catering staff.
We took advantage of a warm autumn day and took some of our residents to Elvaston Castle. They had a lovely walk round the grounds and finished with tea and cake from the Tea Shop on site.
The Knife Angel
Our residents went along to see the Knife Angel that has arrived in the centre of Derby as part of the tour of the country. The sculpture is made up of over 100,000 blades which have been handed in as part of a police surrender.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
To help raise money for this fantastic cause, we held a raffle and a cake & coffee afternoon for families and residents, managing to raise a fantastic £96.61. We also hosted a quiz, which our residents thoroughly enjoyed.