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
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.
The Owl Experience
Residents and staff had a fantastic afternoon when The Owl Experience visited Bluebell Park. They were able to put on a glove and let the owls fly on to their hand, which was really exciting.
St Peter’s Church Visits
Once a month our local church, St Peter’s in Chellaston, come to Bluebell Park to hold a service. A large number of our residents thoroughly enjoy this gathering and as you can see our residents love enjoying each other’s company.
One of our residents received beautiful flowers from her family in recognition of her birthday. The birthday lady had her picture taken in our wonderful garden. It was a special day.