Meet our Activities Coordinator, Katie Ford
I have been the Activities Coordinator here at Flowerdown since 2016.
I am responsible for organising the daily activities as well as bigger events in the home. I am holding residents' meetings monthly with General Manager.
I am passionate about enriching the lives of the residents. My aim is to put the smile on residents' faces daily. I have never had a job as rewarding as what I am doing at present.
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Flowerdown Care Home
One of the great things to look forward here at Flowerdown Care Home is the treats and bubblies for our high tea. Some days are just made special by Clifford and the kitchen team, facilitated by Kate, our activities coordinator to ensure our residents enjoy tea in high fashion.
Flowerdown Care Home's beautiful residents with their loved ones, care and support staff have all celebrated Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee with a bang! Our residents had a great sing-a-long moment with Brian who brought his piano and played tunes like there's no tomorrow! The morning was kick started with such energy and hype, everyone was buzzing. What can be more English than afternoon tea? The residents and our visitors were satiated with home-made cakes and pastries from our Flowerdown kitchen. Cliff did go all out, and the Pimm's and Prosecco were just the extra touch we wanted! To top off the excitement, we had Jelvis perform for us- Winchester's very own Elvis Presley impersonator.
Enjoying the Sunshine
We have also had residents enjoying sitting in our garden particularly in the shade in all the hot weather we have been having.
We have had a lovely afternoon this week with our musical friend Brain Budden who came to entertain us with this singing and organ playing which all residents enjoyed singing along to - much fun was had by all.
We have had a PAT dog come to visit us called Elsie and her owner Alison she was given lots of treats by our residents and also had a great time being given lots of attention
National Nestbox Week
For National Nestbox Week, the residents at Flowerdown got busy painting and decorating some nesting homes for the great number of birds that frequent our garden.