Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sophie May
I joined Cubbington Mill on 4th November 2019. I'm front an arty background and hope it shows in the activities I organise. I love working with the residents and putting a smile on their faces.
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 our home
Our lovely residents at Cubbington Mill enjoyed a Zumba class here at the home.
Our residents made beautiful poppies for Remembrance Sunday to show their appreciation for the members of the armed forces, who have died in their line of duty.
Residents at Cubbington had a lot of fun preparing for our Halloween celebrations.
Celebrating 20 Years
Senior General Manager, Glynis Sheasby, celebrated 20 years of service at Cubbington Mill. She was presented with her award and flowers by Acting Regional Director Clare Mudge.
Care Home Open Day
Each year at Cubbington Mill we celebrate Care Home Open Day a little early. As always, we like to go to town and make the day a big social calendar event, opening our doors to the community and, of course, residents' friends and family members.
The day proved to be a huge success, even if we did have rain showers, which at times were heavy, but the residents continued to enjoy our country & Western-themed day that included ponies, line dancers and local singer J.D. Bullet.
Leamington in Bloom
On Thursday 2nd May, we commenced preparations for Leamington in Bloom by planting a selection of geraniums and marigold plug plants. Cubbington Mill will be having its own carriage on the floral train, which will be on display at Jephson Gardens at this year’s event.