Activities at Camellia House Care Home
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
I have worked in this home for nearly 30 years, so it is very much part of my life. I started as a part-time Domestic when my children were small and, as time has gone by, I have become a Senior Carer and the Activities Coordinator.
I have NAPA and OOMPH qualifications, as well as an NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.
I am very passionate about my role, as it is very important to us as a team that every individual is able to live the life they wish, feeling fulfilled in their mind, body and soul, maintaining past hobbies, yet have the opportunity to try new experiences.
I have built up a very good rapport with our team, our residents, family and friends, and I have built many links with the local community, which all help the residents get the most out of life at Camellia House.
I enjoy every day; the smiles on the faces I see are reward for doing a job I love.
Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
Read our brochure
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Camellia House Care Home
Singing with Fiona
A lovely afternoons singing and dancing with Fiona Harrison.
Rita and Doreen planted up Hyacinth bulbs for every resident, so they could all enjoy watching them grow.
Little Pony Visits
Residents of Camellia House care home in Ware were treated to a visit from a very special guest today, a little pony called Pistachio. Friends of Camellia House, Jade and Lesley, brought along the miniature Shetland Pony, just as the sun broke through the clouds, flooding the Courtyard in sunshine.
Singing and Dancing
A lovely morning singing and dancing with Dennis (One Man Stand), who sang a wide variety of songs for us, told jokes and we had just the best time. We found that even residents who usually hardly move were tapping their toes, moving their arms to the rhythm and trying to sing along – a very successful morning.
Bernie's Nostalgia Club
Camellia House, was the venue for a special Radio Show, when Bernie Keyte and Lia Calzolari conducted interviews and asked residents and staff about their favourite tunes, times of day and memories. The residents will be given discs of the show to give to their families or keep for themselves.
Staff and residents at Camellia House in Ware spent the day reliving the experiences of 1969 as they looked at old scrapbooks and newspapers detailing the incredible events of July. Doreen said: “We were all glued to the television reports, it didn’t seem quite real, we couldn’t believe a human was walking on the Moon.”