Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Claremont Parkway Care Home
Back to School
For Fun Friday, we have become Claremont Academy. The team dressed up in their school uniforms and even took part in a fun exam. We will have to wait and see who gets an A+. The residents have been having their activities in fun lessons, such P.E. and English.
Everyone is having fun talking about the good old school days!
A Royal Celebration
For the Queen's official birthday, Matt the Chef Manager, got all creative and made a lovely Union Jack cake and a crown cake for the residents. They thoroughly enjoyed them!
For Carers Week, we made a 'Wall of Thanks'. We asked the residents if they had anything that they wanted to say to the care team. The care team were very touched by the nice messages from the residents
National Biscuit Day
To celebrate National Biscuit Day, residents made Empire biscuits. We also took a biscuit poll to see which was the winning biscuit of Claremont Parkway: everyone unanimously decided it was Viennese. We also asked the question: do you think the Jaffa Cake is a biscuit or a cake? We here at Claremont Parkway have spoken: it is a biscuit.
International Dance Day
We celebrated International Dance Day at the home. One of our night care assistants Elain, who is a Zumba teacher and trained in different styles of dance. Came in and lead the residents in a dance class, and went thought different dances with them.
VE Day Celebrations
Even on VE Day, the team here at Claremont Parkway couldn't forget May Day. We contacted our local schools to see if any of them had a Maypole we could borrow for the day.
Luckily for us, the Head Teacher of Grange Primary Academy, Chris Latimer, did. He was even kind enough to drop it off for us!
The residents really enjoyed watching the team try their hand at Maypole dancing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a good laugh.