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 our home
We took a trip to a local farm where you could pick your own sunflowers. Residents had fun picking and cutting their own stems to take home, followed by a lovely hot drink and macaroon.
Out and about supporting the local village at the horticultural show, we enjoyed looking around at this year’s entries and finished of the afternoon with tea and cake.
One of our residents, Robert, has his own baby grand piano here at Chacombe and was delighted to step in and play for us all one afternoon. We all enjoyed a nostalgic sing-along and plenty of dancing. It was a lovely afternoon here at Chacombe.
The Adderbury Village Morris dancers joined us on our summer fete. One resident loved the entertainment and the traditional Morris dance, he was delighted to be able to wear the traditional hat too!
Along with the glorious weather we enjoyed an outdoor afternoon concert in our beautiful grounds from the local Handbell Ringers.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Chacombe Primary School joined our residents for a Teddy bear picnic afternoon. Residents managed to build wonderful relationships with the children. They enjoyed a picnic lunch out in the the garden, followed by a bear hunt on the lawn. One of the residents, Robert, shared the story of his 80 years old teddy bear, which also joined them on the day.
Events & Activities in October
There are plenty of interesting activities planned throughout October here at Chacombe Park.
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.