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
We held a Glamorous Granny afternoon with afternoon tea. Every gran who participated received a certificate.
100th Birthday Celebrations
Our lovely resident Bill recently celebrations his 100th birthdday here at Challoner with cake and balloons.
We have welcomed back our families for garden social distancing visits. Our residents have really enjoyed seeing their loved ones again.
80th Birthday Celebrations
Happy 80th birthday to Val Bell, who celebrated on 23rd June. She was also able to have a garden visit with her family, which absolutely made her day. The staff went outside to sing happy birthday!
Residents really wanted fish and chips from our local chip shop and wished to eat their meals out of the paper, just like the good ol' days. Every resident got to choose what they wanted to eat from full menu!
Our home celebrated Carers Week with sweet treats and certificates given out to all care staff.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Coffee & Cake Mornings
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious cakes.
Don't Dine Alone
We know that meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.