Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hannah Fawcett
Having finished university with a BA Hons in Fine Art, I found Cubbington Mill the perfect place to share my creative ideas through unique experiences for each resident. I am constantly inspired after my daily conversations with the residents – this helps me to tailor activities to suit them and keep them as independent and positive as possible. I particularly enjoy it when I see a resident come out of their shell through an activity, whether that be listening to their favourite song that brings back memories of their youth or doing something they haven’t tried before.
Activities at Cubbington Mill
Every day we run different activities throughout our home. The activities are designed and adapted to each individuals personal needs. The activities are designed to mentally and physically stimulate the people we care for and also to enhance their life skills and feelings of purpose and self-worth. The activities encourage interaction on a one to one basis, in small groups, in large groups and some are designed for the whole home including staff to be involved in.
We are registered with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) which ensures we are able to achieve and continually progress to enhance the quality of life for those we support in the home. We provide entertainers such as singers, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, poets and dancers. We also have regular exercise classes and arts and craft classes. Relatives and visitors will be able to see what me make in these classes on display around the home. We have regular trips out on the mini bus to visit garden centres, enjoy high tea, visit the butterfly farm and spend the day at the zoo with a picnic. We encourage the local community, schools, colleges and relatives to come and join us for activities, tea and cake and to visit to share their skills as much as possible.
Staff from across the home are always willing to help and share their knowledge and skills across a whole range of activities we have had everything from carers preforming Bollywood style dancing to cooking classes from the chef. We feel activities are a vital part of the residents lives to ensure they are stimulated mentally and entertained.
Life at Cubbington Mill Care Home
Beer Tasting in the Gardens
National Beer day was celebrated in style with residents sampling top ales in the warm sunshine in our garden. It was a 'brew-tiful' range of beers!
John Celebrates his 108th Birthday in Style
John had a wonderful day with Ford bringing along their new Mustang, vintage cars to sit in, family & friends to raise a glass with plus another telegram from the Queen.
Creative Mobility Classes are Popular
We welcomed back Nick from Creative Mobility. His classes are always a hit with many of our residents, Nick continued the exercise sessions virtually last year and is happy to be back in our home.
Enjoying the Sunshine!
Residents put on their sun cream and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, they said "It’s so wonderful to be able to spend a little more time outside which we are sure is good for both body and soul."
Floristry Masterclass Event
We were treated to an interactive virtual floristry masterclass courtesy of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus. We followed a demonstration to create our own displays which will be entered in to a competition.
VE Day Celebrations
A 1940's Tea party for VE Day was enjoyed by everyone. There was flag waving, sing-a-long, handmade scones, jam & cream. Listened to Churchill's speech & the address from our Queen.
Join us for a Picnic in July
Come & join us for a delicious picnic in July. Local groups, volunteers & all friends of our home are invited, call to arrange your picnic date
Open Day ~ Meet Our Manager 26th June
If you are considering care for yourself or a loved one please come and visit us on our Open Day 10am to 5pm. Please contact us to arrange your personal appointment
Come along and catch up with friends over a delicious cocktail or mocktail and enjoy music and laughter!