Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kelly Bradbury
Hi. I'm Kelly and I am the Activities Coordinator at Claremont Parkway. I joined the team here in 2013, in my first care job, and in 2015 I was encouraged to go on a Train the Trainer Course, to become the In-home Trainer. I am so glad I did this as it helped me to develop my skills and build my confidence.
I became Activities Coordinator in 2020 as I love getting residents involved in crafts, baking, exercise, mental activities and social events to meet all their esteem needs.
The team at Claremont Parkway believes activities are an important part of residents' days and I look forward to introducing new and exciting activities, as well as enjoying old favourites. Residents can choose to join a group activity or have some one-to-one time with me in their rooms.
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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Claremont Parkway Care Home
Joyce admires our hamper
General Manager, Natalie Maxwell, was delighted to receive a surprise delivery of a hamper, kindly donated by E serve Chartered Surveyors of Kettering, for Joyce and other residents at Claremont Parkway to enjoy.
Hopes and dreams
On Martin Luther King Jnr Day we talked about our past and present hopes and dreams. It was a fun session at Claremont Parkway as we used an adapted game of Snakes and Ladders prompt us with questions, and throwing our giant dice gave us a little exercise, too.
A brass band in the garden
We had a lovely treat here Claremont Parkway. The family of one of our residents joined us with his band in the garden. They played Christmas carols for us all to enjoy and sing along with. We all loved it.
Making cards for our families
Christmas brings out our creative sides and we spent an afternoon making cards to send to family and friends with Elain from our Activities Team. We listened to Christmas songs on the radio while we were crafting and chatted about what we look forward to most at this time of year.
Armchair travel to France
At Claremont Parkway we enjoyed some armchair Travel to France. We had a themed dining experience, thanks to our Chef and kitchen team. We also learned about the history and culture of France and saw some of its iconic buildings.
Making our Christmas wreath
We had a very fun afternoon at Claremont Parkway enjoying a live virtual event with Blooming Haus. Michal one of their amazing florists showed us how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath. We had a go at making our own and are very pleased with the result. We had so much fun we are going to make individual ones for residents’ rooms.