Meet our Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator, Tabby Brooks
My name is Tabby, I am one of the Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator's. I am so excited to welcome our residents and their families to our oustanding home here at Crandon Springs.
As part of the Lifestyle enrichment team I will be organising fun and individual daily activities. I am responsible for keeping everyone busy and engaged in and around our beautiful home and gardens, as well as getting out and about as much as possible. I will ensure our residents have three varied activities to choose from per day. I cannot wait to start enriching our residents lives, creating memories and friendships.
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at Crandon Springs Care Home
Meeting the community.
Today our Home Service Advisor, Bethany, is at the local Tesco Superstore in Wells giving away free goody bags and raising awareness of our brand new care home.
It has been a lovely morning and a perfect way to meet local members of the community during their day to day lives. We look forward to supporting the local community going forward.
The Big Wells Bake Off
Join us for The Big Wells Bake Event!
Here at Crandon Springs our residents love baking and often join our chefs in our lifestyle kitchens to bake delicious treats, cooking and baking demonstrations! Join our home in a community bake off, all you have to do is send a photograph to us of your best homemade cake!
All entries will be printed and shown to our residents as an exhibition within the home and the best presented cake will be in for a chance to win a prize!
Our residents cannot wait to judge your entries!
Please email your photographs to CrandonSprings.Reception@barchester.com
Garden Visits with Furry Friends!
Our residents at Crandon Springs Care Home have been spending the day in the garden this afternoon to enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
Whilst enjoying the glorious weather our residents have enjoyed a range of sherry, wine or doombar on ice!
As pictured below you can see we have had a very important visitor today! Elsa the dog came to visit her owner, who is currently enjoying a respite break with us. It was a lovely reunion!
Mini Bus Trip - Bishops' Palace
The sun is shining and our residents have been out and about to enjoy the weather! Our activities co-ordinator, Tabby, went out with our residents to visit The Bishops' Palace in Wells. Our residents have been admiring the swans, cygnets and ducks!
As you can see in our photographs we have many couples that live together as Crandon Springs. Our activities allow new residents to bond and build relationships and friendships whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Blooming Haus - Flower Arranging
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Crandon Springs care home in Wells were treated to an interactive virtual floristry masterclass courtesy of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus. In the picture below, you will see one of our residents, Amy. Amy use to create flower arrangements for Wells Cathedral.
Blooming Haus started with a small pop-up shop in Chelsea. They have since blossomed spectacularly on to the floristry scene as ‘floral engineers’, carving themselves an outstanding reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative floral design studios. The company is the vision of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski and his business partner, Michael Dariane. The pair bring a completely fresh approach to floristry and their ambition to push the boundaries of traditional floristry has laid the foundations of Blooming Haus’ success to date.
Residents and staff were invited to gather together flowers and foliage chosen by themselves and follow Michal’s demonstration to create their own displays. Residents’ arrangements will be entered into a Facebook competition judged by Michal and Michael to win Love2Shop vouchers.
Meet Our Hairdresser!
Here at Crandon Springs we are exceptionally fortunate to have our very own hair salon for our residents to enjoy some well deserved pamper time. Our hair salon is used for manicures, pedicures and of course hairdressing.
Every Thursday we have a local hairdresser, Sophie, come and visit our residents to deliver a full day of cuts, washes and of course lots of perms! It is safe to Sophie is a very valued member and addition to the home and everyone has felt very special. Prior to moving into Crandon Springs, residents had been waiting patiently for months to get their hair styled and so they were delighted to be able to book in for a long-overdue cut and blow dry once they moved into our home here in Wells.