Meet our Activities Coordinator, Alison Khurana
I have been here since 2015 and have enjoyed helping to keep residents happy and entertained. I have dealt with people all my career and feel comfortable dealing with those from all walks of life. In addition to my academic degree in Political Science and Tourism, I have NAPA Level 1 and NVQ level 3.
Here at Brook house, we endeavour to provide a variety of activities and entertainment for those we support.
In an era of technology, we look to using ways of reaching the outside world through Zoom, Skype and voicemail. We hope our residents never feel alone and are always approachable.
Activities at our home
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 Brook House Care Centre
The Vaccine Arrives at Brook House
Our home was fortunate enough to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations earlier this month, and have had all our residents vaccinated, much to our relief. Our staff are currently being vaccinated too.
Residents enjoying Christmas Day and received wonderful gifts from our very own Santa. We had a lovely Christmas lunch and plenty of party games and, of course, we listed to the Queen's speech. The home was ablaze with decorations, lights and Christmas carols drifted throughout.
Residents enjoyed making their own Christmas trees and decorations. They also enjoyed baking mince pies and iced buns and cakes.
We had our first Zoom entertainment session with our very own Ricardo a musician who has been with us for a few years. Residents danced and clapped through the afternoon.
There were celebrations to wet the appetite of our residents here at Brook House. We dressed in bright coloured Saris, which delighted some of our Hindu residents. We had an array of Indian sweets and and lovely music.
Brook House has hosted many events that make living at Brook House rather enjoyable, including Navratri, an Indian festival celebrated ten days before Diwali. Residents enjoyed the colourful festival with traditional dances and an array of sumptuous foods from the Indian sub-continent.
In addition, we celebrated Silver Sunday with great music and games, and fabulous food made by out kitchen team.
Most days are spent doing light exercise yoga, art baking and gardening. Afternoons are spent watching films with fresh popcorn and other bites.