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
Our residents have been busy making Christmas cards to send to family and friends. We think they turned out quite nicely!
The local choir and orchestra came to perform for us with an array of well-known carols. What a wonderful performance!
Christmas is upon us, so we decided it was time to make some mince pies — a job which all the residents enjoyed!
The afternoons full of games are always looked forward to. Some of our residents are very competitive and really enjoy these activities.
Halloween was celebrated with great enthusiasm. One of our staff’s favourite times of the year. Our residents enjoyed games and treats and lots of laughs.
Designated Visiting Pod
We are very happy to announce the arrival of our new designated visitor pod. The visiting pod has been designed with both comfort and safety in mind, it is heated to create a welcoming and warm environment, and has an intercom system fitted, so residents can clearly communicate, and engage in conversation, whilst being able to see their friends and family through a Perspex glass divider, fitted for safety to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Infection control protocols and safe social distancing are in place for every visit, including a hand sanitizer station before entry. Cleaning at Chater Lodge will take place after each visit to ensure chairs, seats, hard surfaces, and the Perspex glass divider are wiped down appropriately.