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
Chacombe Park hosted its community outdoor cinema and what a success it was. Residens and staff enjoyed fish and chips, ice creams and a glass of Prosecco while watching the Greatest Showman on big screen.
Our Divisional Winners
Well done to Dean Richards and Bose Jose, who were named as Divisional Winners in the 'Carer of the Year' category and 'Chef of the Year' category, respectively, for the 2019 Barchester Care Awards.
The Magic Table
We are delighted to announce that we have just had a Magic Table installed, which is an interactive light projector, designed to support residents living with dementia by keeping them engaged through specialised games.
The light projections respond to hand and arm movement, allowing residents to stay stimulated and, most of all, have fun!
You can read more about it on this page.
Afternoon Tea & Music
We were joined by Bill James for a sunny afternoon in the garden with delicious scones, jam tarts, ice creams and music.
Full Steam Ahead
We had a fun day riding on the steam train in the Cotswolds. We travelled from Toddington Station whilst enjoying our packed lunch along the way, and finished the afternoon off with coffee and ice cream. This was a great day out; we watched the world go by and took in the wonderful scenery in a whole carriage reserved just for us to relax and enjoy the ride.
Residents were delighted to see the Easter Bunny coming around with treats for everyone. He delivered chocolate, but for those unable to have chocolate, they were treated to a different gifts, ranging from flowers to sweets.
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.