Meet our Activities Coordinator, Annabel Mitchell
Annabel started here at Chater in 2017 as a Housekeeping Assistant, before finding her passion for activities. Annabel loves animals and has bought a variety into the home. Annabel supports residents with their spiritual needs and their individual interests, as well as coordinating fun quizzes and games and arranging regular entertainment for everyone.
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 Chater Lodge Care Home
VE Day Celebrations
VE Day was celebrated with flags, cakes and old fashioned sweets. We had fish and chips outside followed by 'Pin the Cigar on Churchill', singing and photos taken with our very own Queen Elizabeth.
Our residents are all becoming well accustomed to the iPad now and embracing technology by using FaceTime, Zoom and emails to stay in touch with loved ones. We thought we’d have some fun seeing what their social media accounts would look like if they had them.
We are very pleased to have started a fortnightly doorstep coffee morning with our neighbours at Chater Mews bungalows. We delivered Easter eggs to doorsteps and love chatting from a safe distance.
The Easter bunny arrived at Chater in the form of General Manager, Zoe and, Activities Coordinator, Annabel. The residents were delighted to receive their Easter eggs and all the messages from family and friends.
Here at Chater Lodge, we are keen to keep things as normal as possible, so all staff, including our Manager, have become part of the activities team.
Staying in Touch
We are working hard to ensure families stay in touch with loved ones, by making use of FaceTime, Skype, the telephone and letters. We are also sending regular email updates and photos to families.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Luxury Afternoon Tea
We’ll have finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, bubbly and an extensive range of teas and coffee!
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and other refreshments.