Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kelly Bradbury
I started working at Claremont Parkway in 2013, in my first care job, as a carer. In 2015, I was encouraged to go on a 'Train the Trainer' course, to train as the In House Trainer, which I am so glad I did, as it helped develop my skills and build my confidence.
I started as an Activities Coordinator in November 2020. I love getting the residents involved in crafts, baking and making sure their needs are met.
Here at Claremont Parkway, we believe that activities are an important part of our residents day. The activities team look forward to bringing our resident new and exciting and activities.
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
Residents had a nice surprise on Christmas Day; the children of Windermere Nursery very kindly brought presents for each of them.
Gail Benford, from Windermere Nursery, contacted us, as the nursery wanted to do something nice for our residents during this time.
The residents loved the presents and commented on how nice and thoughtful it was of the nursery to think of them during this time.
Thank you very much to all the children and families of Windermere Nursery.
The residents had so much fun with Christmas Zumba. The residents loved Elain’s festive outfit and her Christmas spirit. They all joined in and expressed their Christmas spirit.
Christmas Cards of Kindness
Montsaye Academy in Rothwell contacted us about their 'Christmas Cards of Kindness' scheme.
The students studying social science wrote individual cards for each of our residents.
The residents really enjoyed reading the cards and thought it was so lovely that they had taken their time to write them. They especially enjoyed the handmade ones, made by one of the students.
We celebrated Thanksgiving here at Claremont Parkway. There was bingo, quizzes and we even made some Thanksgiving turkeys. The Head Chef made us some yummy treats and our local Tesco donated some American treats for the residents to try.
We never knew that the residents could have so much fun making poppies for our Remembrance Day display. There was so much laughter, as they glued the poppies together. It was lovely to see.
Remember, remember the 5th of November...The residents had fun, creating their own firework paintings in recognition of Bonfire Night. The art works were then displayed around the home for everyone to enjoy.