Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hannah Boscott
I have worked here at Chacombe Park Care Home since 2013; I started at Chacombe as a care assistant followed by becoming a senior carer before taking on the role as Activities Co-coordinator. I love being part of the fun and entertainment that we have here at Chacombe. I strive to ensure all residents we support are involved with everyday life at Chacombe one way or another by organising group and individual activities.
We have a varied activity programme that is never fixed and if residents are wishing to do an alternative activity this is never an issue. There are regular entertainers, PAT dog, themed events/days such as beach days, cultural days as well as celebrating the big calendar events such as Guy Fawkes. We also have regular trips out on the Mini Bus, which include visiting places of interest, lunch trips/afternoon tea. Relatives, friends and family are encouraged to join the activities that we have going on around the home as often as they can.
Activities at our 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.
Life at Chacombe Park Care Home
The magic table is a great interactive device we have here at Chacombe, which is a regular on the activities schedule. The magic table is brilliant for sensory activities stimulating the senses and engagement of residents through the use of the various games.
We have recently made our own portable bar for the garden to make the most out of the wonderful grounds, we have been enjoying many afternoon in the garden with Chacombe tea room, pimms bar, teacake shack and most recently smoothie bar, this enhancing residents wellbeing as well it being a fun way to support nutrition and hydration.
Residents Enjoy KFC
We have been missing getting out for lunch on a regular basis so instead, we brought lunch to the home. Residents were asked what they would like to enjoy and KFC was chosen. Resident Val, said ‘This really cheered me up bringing a taste of the outside in’,
Virtual Dog Show
We have been missing our four legged friends visiting the home, so Chacombe held its own Virtual Dog Show. We reached out to our local community to get involved and we were inundated with pictures of four legged friends to be a part of our dog show. Residents then took to judging over a glass of sherry, and with much deliberation, found their six winners. Each will be awarded with a small prize. Residents thoroughly enjoyed receiving all the photographs to look at and judge.
Residents have enjoyed being outdoors with the good weather. We have such wonderful grounds around us, and the residents like to be a part of making them look beautiful, getting stuck in potting plants to bloom.
The environment brings such joy, with the colourful flowers, the wildlife and smells of garden life, which really helps boost their well-being.
Supporting residents with their interests is pivotal to their well-being. Resident, David, was supported to browse the internet and purchase himself some new shoes. David was delighted with his new purchase and really grateful of the support to allow him to do so.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Need a venue?
We have rooms that are available to hire for free to members of the local community.
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and a delicious cake.
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy some company and a nutritious lunch.