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
Keeping active is very important for residents' well-being, aiding in sleep, appetite and engagement levels. That’s why we incorporate regular OOMPH! sessions to keep residents active, and in the good weather we have been able to find a cool shady spot to combine fresh air and exercise.
What a Treat!
With a little help from our neighbour’s, we called upon the local village ice cream van to make a stop at Chacombe Park! During this glorious weather an ice cream from an ice cream van was a great treat, we enjoyed our ‘99’ with a flake sat out in the garden enjoying the sunshine.
This brought back fond memories, hearing the tune being played and of the old ice cream carts that used to go around, ‘Stop me and buy one’.
VE Day Celebrations
We celebrated VE Day, with a street party to commemorate 75 years since the end of the Second World War. The bunting was flying, 1940’s music playing and residents tucked into a delicious spread, including homemade scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches, sausage rolls, and tea and cake. We had an extra special performance from residents Robert and Janet, with Robert playing the piano and Janet singing songs we remember, including The White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet again.
National Tea Day
We organised a tea party to celebrate National Tea Day, enjoyed in our beautiful garden. Various flavours of tea, cold brews, lotus biscuits, scones and Victoria sponge cake were served, whilst enjoying the wildlife and glorious sunshine.
Resident, Robert said 'You just can't beat a good cup of tea'.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed the Easter weekend, spending time out in the garden, enjoying an Easter sing along thanks to 'Voices Across Time' - with their Keep Smiling Through podcast, and residents were pleasantly surprised to have Easter Eggs delivered on Easter Sunday.
Residents Enjoy Garden Activities
Residents had a great afternoon on our ‘minibus trip’ for a picnic in the park. Residents enjoyed having a stroll through the garden before stopping off at the pond to enjoy a picnic lunch.
The chef prepared a delicious spread for us to enjoy in the garden at Chacombe, whilst enjoy the tranquility of our surroundings, the blissful sound from the fountain, the glorious spring sunshine and spotting the wildlife.
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.