Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kay Boland

Hi, my name is Kay and I’m the Activities Lead for all things ‘Life Enrichment’ at Glebefields care home in Drayton, Banbury.

Throughout my career within the care industry, I have thrived o the many challenges presented and developed immense satisfaction through enabling others. As an activities coordinator, I act with integrity and always ensure that I place residents at the heart of what I do. I work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to help create and maintain a robust service. I am committed to my personal and professional development which aligns Health and Social Care core values, providing diversity, empowerment, equality and independence for all residents.

Making links with local groups and organisations to ensure our residents remain part of the local community is a key part of my role, if you would like to make contact with me and our residents, please feel free to call me on 01733 246840 or drop me an email Glebefields.activities@barchester.com

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

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 Glebefields Care Home

, , ,

Welcoming the Autumn Season

As we move into the Autumn our residents have been creating some seasonal door wreaths, Paul just needs to do some Horse Chestnut 'conker' collecting to finish his off!

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Arts in Care Homes exhibition

We'd like to send a big THANK YOU to all who joined us for our Arts in Care Homes exhibition and social event on Saturday 24th September within our beautiful home. Our residents enjoyed showcasing their work and chatting over afternoon tea as 'Chris' The Piano Man played well known tunes from the 50's and 60's era. It was lovely to reminisce and have a good old sing song together.

Show More

, , , , , ,

Countryside Views

Residents; Cynthia, Helen and Paul have been out enjoying the fresh air and taking in the wonderful views from the lower terrace vantage point at Glebefields care home. What a lovely place to live

, , , , ,

Happy Birthday 'Brentford Bees Bert'

Please join us in wishing our 'Brentford Bees loving - Bert' a very happy 91st Birthday!

We had a super day celebrating Bert's birthday, with lots of presents and a pint in hand, Bert rejoiced at receiving the latest Brentford Football match program and a 'bee' mug from Activities coordinator; Kay who knows him so well.

Chef created a personalised cake that Bret enjoyed slicing up for all his resident friends.

Show More

, , , , , , ,

Queen Elizabeth II Remembered

During the national period of mourning, our residents decided to use their weekly flower arranging session to create two beautiful floral wreaths in loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On Friday we travelled to Banbury Town hall to personally deliver them, and place alongside the many other tributes to our late Queen.

We were all very moved by the amazing colours and sweet smell of flowers, reading each of the wonderful messages, it brought back memories of jubilee celebrations our residents have attended across the years.

As we sat together with a warming hot drink and slice of cake in Nero's cafe, our residents reminisced the Queen's amazing life and service to the nation over her 70 years of reign. We raised a toast to say 'Thank you Ma'am - rest in peace'.

Show More

, , , , , , , ,

Happy 90th Birthday 'Kathleen'

It's great fun to celebrate our residents birthday in our care home but it's more fun when their full family joins us for the wonderful celebration.

Here comes our lovely Kathleen's 90th Birthday function and yes we made it a grand celebration by decorating our Glebefields Care home. Their family joined us, they brought many good memories of Kathleen's childhood with them. One of her family members made a birthday wish video from all the members of the family who couldn't join us today, which was so amazing and Kathleen enjoyed it very well. Yes it's true that "Together we make a family" and we proved it. Kathleen was very happy and excited to see each and everything we did for her happiness. Kathleen's family also enjoyed the time spent in the care home with us. We love you Kathleen and we wish you many more successful years to come.

Show More