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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Flavia Barreto

I graduated in Travel & Tourism, so I have some background in organising events and activities. I worked as a Carer for nearly 2 years in care homes and at Southampton General Hospital. I also worked as a manager in the catering industry for 7 years and in Customer Service Relations at Carnival UK.

I do love my job now; I have a chance to improve people's lives and put a smile on their faces. I organise daily activities and plan events for the year based around our multicultural environment. Residents have a choice of activities and we can work around their needs.

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 our home

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Pancake Day

We invited the community to join us on our 'Pancake Day' for delicious homemade pancakes and entertainment with Amanda Parsons. Everyone had a great time singing, dancing and savoring the pancakes with their favourite toppings. Yummmm!

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Can you play your cards right?

Cilla certainly knows how! She is now in our record's book! Not an easy task, but she did it. Well done, Cilla!

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Bingo!

We play bingo every Wednesday afternoon. The room is always full and everyone is sure to have a great time! Of course, there's always lots of tea and cake for people to help themselves to.

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National Puzzle Day

On the 29th January we celebrated National Puzzle Day. Residents had great fun solving crosswords, word searches and Sudoku puzzles.

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National Storytelling Week

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Merdon Junior School joined us and the children readied their favourite stories. Residents listened attentively and had a lovely time. Watch out for the dragons under your bed!

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Scrabble Club

We do love a good game of Scrabble – and so do the children from Merdon Junior School. We spent an evening playing games and had a little competition between the teams. Scrabble? Bring it on!

Upcoming events

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Calling All Animal Lovers!

Zoolab will be joining us on the 23rd February between 11:15 and 12:15 p.m. and will be bringing with them the most gracious and terrifying pets. Give us a call if you would like to find out more!

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Upcoming Events in February

There's lots of fun activities scheduled for the month of February here at Challoner House.

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Time for a cuppa

Join us for a cup of tea and homemade cakes on 6th March whilst listening to Marlene, our lovely entertainer. The event will take place between 10:30 and 12:00 p.m. to raise awareness for Dementia UK.

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Safety in the Home

We would like to invite you to join Hampshire Fire & Rescue Services on the 11th April at 11:00 a.m. to discuss how to reduce risks and improve safety in the home. Families, friends and people from the local community are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Please give us a call for more details.

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