Meet our Activities Coordinator, Dot Skelham
My name is Dot Skelham and I have been involved in activities for over 20 years. I have been at Claremont Parkway sinc3 2008; during this period, I have been involved with residents in a wide range of activities, from personal inclusions to group sessions.
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
The team making friendship bracelets for Cransley Hospice as part of Friendship Day.
We recently welcomed vistors again into the home, and it's always nice to see residents' faces light up when they see a loved one.
Some of the residents had fun outside doing a bit of gardening. We planted up some hanging baskets; they loved getting in there and getting their hands dirty!
Matt, our Head Chef, made some yummy cocktails for the residents and team here at Claremont Parkway (don't worry the team had mocktails). We all had a really lovely afternoon!
Messages of Kindness
We have received many cards of thanks and kindness during this time. It is lovely to receive positive feedback from families and friends.
So a big thank you to you all!
Support Team Day
We here at Claremont Parkway decided the rest of the team needed a thank you too, so we hosted a 'Support Team Day' to give a big thank you to the kitchen team, housekeeping team, reception/admin team, the activities team and to maintenance, as they all do a fantastic job in keeping the home running.