Meet our Activities Coordinators, Michelle & Yvette
As a team, we are very passionate about improving the quality of life for the residents who live here at Collingtree Park.
We have relaunched the 'Life Histories' project, which has been a huge success, and we have been awarded a 'Best Practice' recommendation for our work. Life Histories has helped us learn more about the individual residents we care for, and this not only aids us with the improvement of our person-centred care, but is a great way to reminisce on a one-to-one level.
In 2018, we opened our ‘Village Life’ room on Memory Lane, which was featured in the local newspaper. We also launched our Memory Café, which is hosted in our Village Life room on the first Thursday of every month.
We have many upcoming projects at Collingtree Park and can't wait to share them with you!
Activities at Collingtree Park
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as they can, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join in with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Collingtree Park Care Home
Residents really enjoyed remembering some of their favourite moments with their best friends growing up. It was so lovely to see their faces light up when talking about their friendships over the years!
Our residents enjoyed repainting of the existing tea room into a vintage tea room. They helped hang up bunting and setting up the tables with old tea sets.
Ascot Ladies Day
As we could not attend the Ladies Day at Ascot, our residents made and decorated some fascinators. They put their gladrags on, placed bets and watched the races. They celebrated their wins with a glass of bubbly and a cheeky chocolate bar.
We launched our summer gardening club and planted our wheelbarrows with geraniums and lobelia and other flowers to bring colour in the summer!
Collingtree Park held a Hawaiian Garden Party on the 27th May. We were able to enjoy a great afternoon with the staff and residents. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was exciting. They also enjoyed a rainbow cake made by our kitchen staff with some ice cream and cake.
100th Birthday Celebrations
Dorothy on our Memory Lane really enjoyed her 100th birthday surprise. She had a rainbow cake made, a letter from the !ueen, presents and cards from her friends and family and nearly a room full of flowers! She enjoyed a little tipple of cream sherry and a Zoom call from her family.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Don't Dine Alone
We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people.
Our Memory Café is a new support network for carers in the community and their loved ones who are dealing with dementia.
Enjoy some tasty and nutritious food at our monthly lunch club!