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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Challoner House Care Home
Residents at Challoner House enjoyed a lovely sunny drive out to Hayling Island to visit Sam’s Sunflower fields. We were able to pick and choose our own sunflowers to bring back and decorate the home with.
The ladies from Challoner House enjoyed a lovely trip to our local garden centre. They enjoyed browsing the store before stopping at the café for a nice cup of coffee and homemade cake.
Some of the gentlemen from Challoner House enjoyed an afternoon in our neighbouring pub, The King Rufus. They said they enjoyed raising a pint to be able to go out and enjoy a pint together again.
Residents at Challoner House always enjoys a trip out to the lovely Carlos Ice Cream Parlour. They have a great garden to sit out in with a mini farm, and the residents love seeing the animals whilst eating their favourite flavour ice cream.
Residents and staff at Challoner House have enjoyed supporting Great Britain during the Olympics. We are all very proud of our team for achieving so many medals across all the sports.
Residents at Challoner House really enjoy a good game of Scrabble. We are lucky to have a giant Scrabble board that we can play team games and individual games on. As you can see, the game can get quite competitive, with really good words being played.