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
Poetry & Prose
Residents here at Flowerdown were excited to welcome back volunteer, Anne, for her much-anticipated return for face-to-face poetry and prose sessions, rather than the virtual ones they had recently been enjoying.
The Olympic Games
Residents here at Flowerdown enjoyed watching and cheering on team GB so much that they decided they wanted to get involved, so over the two weeks, we had a different variety of Olympic-themed activities.
National Allotment Week
To celebrate National Allotment Week, the residents at Flowerdown got busy planting flowers, vegetables and herbs to help our small allotment thrive all through the winter and into next year.
Here at Flowerdown we are very conscious about out effect on the environment, so to give something back, the residents decided they wanted to plant a willow tree, which is now being enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
The residents and staff at Flowerdown thoroughly enjoyed supporting the stars of Wimbledon over the tournament to celebrate the finals we shared strawberries and cream, scones and some Pimm's as they cheered Novak Djokovic on to victory.
The ladies at Flowerdown put on their hats and dressed up to celebrate Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day, with a selection of healthy refreshments. They all had a great time betting on which horse might win.