Meet our Activities Coordinators, Cassie and Chloe
Hi! My name is Cassie and I have been part of the Elm Bank team for 2 years now as an activities coordinator. During my time here I have enjoyed learning new skills and gaining confidence whilst bringing smiles to the residents faces. I enjoy all activities and entertainment we hold here at Elm Bank and I love being creative and hosting activities such as arts and crafts and sensory stimulation.
Hi! My name is Chloe and I have worked here at Elm Bank for 5 years. I started here as a host and realised how much I loved keeping residents company and listening to their amazing stories, so I took on the role of activities coordinator! I love being around the residents and getting all involved in group activities. I enjoy encouraging residents to try new things and keep a positive mind-set.
Here at Elm Bank we view activities as an extremely important subject – to keep all residents entertained and stimulated. We range from 3 to 8 activities each day to include a variety of choices to suit all our residents. We offer 1-2-1, group and independent activities for all personality traits. We love to encourage residents, team members, family and friends every day to participate in our entertainment to get everyone involved and to leave our activity with a positive mind-set.
We provide in home church services to meet religious needs, weekly exercise classes to keep all active, a wide range of hired entertainers such as petting zoos, singers, comedians and theatre plays, outings around the UK in our own mini bus for pub lunches, and trips to the zoo, plus much more!
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Elm Bank Care Home
Residents have been enjoying doggy bingo here at Elm Bank to see who can win the prize for the full house.
This is our first garden visit for relatives since March, which was made extra special for our resident, Kathleen, when she reunited with her husband just in time for their 75th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed an afternoon of cake and bubbly whilst opening presents and cards from their families and friends.
This image captures the magical moment of our lovely resident Kay of when she was reunited with her daughter for the first time since March.
Soaking up the Sunshine
Jane and our staff members had fun in the paddling pool, soaking up the sunshine.
Fiona is making cupcakes to sell on our cake sale for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Our residents have had a picnic in the garden, soaking up the beautiful sun with some cocktails and ice lollies. Also fun garden games and musical sing a longs to all their favourite songs.