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
A Floral Surprise
We received a lovely donation of flowers from Trish, the Community Champion at Morrison’s in Kettering. Two residents made small arrangements for tables in the Claremont Parkway dining room. Jacqui, our Receptionist, arranged some sunflowers for our reception table.
World Chocolate Day Fountain
On World Chocolate Day residents at Claremont Parkway enjoyed our new chocolate fountain. We dipped lots of different foods into the velvety chocolate, including marshmallows, waffles, strawberries and bread. Joyce loved her selection of treats while she read her book.
We had fun this morning at Claremont Parkway taking a selection of carnival games to residents' bedrooms for some one-to-one fun and conversation. Joyce, Peter and other residents enjoyed Bean Bag Throwing and knocking down the Tin Cans.
A memory game from our childhood
Do you remember playing Memory Tray games at children’s parties in your younger days? Elaine from the Activities Team at Claremont Parkway filled a tray with assorted household items, then covered it over and removed an item for residents to work out what was missing. We all enjoy this activity as it keeps our brains active and promotes some fascinating recollections of childhood fun.
Our residents had a lovely afternoon finishing off the raised flower beds with some plants.
Sue, whose husband Mike who is part of the Kettering Lions Club, supported our residents with picking out the flowers and helping to plant them.
A massive thank you to Sue, Mike and Bernard for supporting our resident in making the flower beds look wonderful.
We have some new additions to the Claremont Parkway family: we would like to introduce you to Anna and Emi, our new therapy dolls. As you can see they, were a huge hit with our Memory Lane residents.