Meet our Activities Coordinator, Vicky Davison
I was an activities coordinator at Challoner House for 4 years before taking a year out to try new things, but soon realised my heart lies with supporting older people, so I stepped back into my position in 2019.
Alongside my work with my assistant, I organise the daily activities in addition to the larger events at the home. I enjoy getting to know the residents and try to incorporate their hobbies into the activities we plan.
I particularly enjoy spending one-to-one time with residents, as it allows me to get to know them and plan future activities around their interests. I also enjoy doing group exercises, as I feel this is an integral part of keeping residents active.
Activities at Challoner House
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Challoner House Care Home
Coffee & Crafts Morning
Our residents enjoyed coffee and craft morning making some beautiful dreamcatcher to hang in their room.
Our residents enjoy weekly armchair exercise classes. It's fun to stay active!
As part of our Valentine’s Day celebrations, the staff made some chocolates for all our residents. We also had a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea with music from a wonderful local harpist, one of our residents even got to try playing the harp.
Biscuits & Cakes
Residents enjoyed a lovely morning baking biscuits and cakes for everyone in the home. The biscuits were able to go round on our afternoon tea trolley for all to enjoy.
Residents at Challoner House enjoyed the company of our new PAT dog Peggy, who will be visiting our residents for group and individual therapy sessions.
On Saturday 14th December we had a very special visit from Father Christmas at Challoner house, he gave out gifts to all our residents and the children who came to visit him in his grotto, it was a lovely Christmassy afternoon had by all.