Meet our Activities Coordinators, Natasha & Helen
Natasha and Helen are our activities coordinators here at Hall Park. They really enjoy their job as no day is ever the same. They put on different daily activities for our residents to enjoy and keep stimulated by. We also have a minibus which is used to take residents out.
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!
Life at Hall Park Care Home
Residents enjoy tour of Hereford Cathedral
We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.
We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.
It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.
Mary Quant life and times
As part of our life enrichment virtual programme, team members and residents at Hall Parkenjoyed a ‘Mary Quant Life and Time’ virtual talk, hosted by @VADundee.
The residents took a journey back to the swinging sixties and the height of liberated fashion with the first major exhibition in 50 years of the seminal British designer’s work. Everyone at the home was able to explore how her unique style developed from humble beginnings and went on to change the face of fashion forever.
Quant captured the spirit of the swinging sixties and pioneered a business model that reshaped the industry, making designer fashion far more accessible for women and men.
The talk also focused on Quant’s career and influences, the personal stories behind some of the stylish outfits in the exhibition, V&A Dundee’s #SewQuant campaign and even a peek behind the scenes.
V&A Dundee is Scotland’s design and opened on 15 September 2018. It is the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London, and presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from
Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Barchester Healthcare, commented: “Our varied life enrichment programme keeps the residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to the residents’ interests and abilities.”
Flowers with Blooming Haus
Here at Hall Park we were delighted to spend time creating a beautiful floral masterpiece to enter the #BloomingBarchester competition in partnership with Blooming Haus following their amazing virtual flower arranging masterclass.
We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangement and we are happy to say we were impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the class to make a colourful floral design.
Armchair exercises with the Green Goddess
Residents at Hall Park were thrilled to join a lovely armchair exercise session with the Green Goddess, the famous and glamorous fitness guru on BBC’s Breakfast Time in the 1980’s, presented through Shackletons Furniture Company.
Diana Moran BEM - the Green Goddess says: “Even if we spend more time sitting than walking, we can still maintain wellbeing at any age if we sit with the proper support, posture, correct height and balance in our chairs”.
The wellbeing session, along with a talk on mindfulness and the importance of mental health, brought great memories to the residents and triggered a wave of interesting reminiscing conversations.
We are excited to work with our amazing partners like Shackletons and their Wellness Ambassador Diana Moran.
Italian National Day
We had a fun-filled day celebrating Italy’s National Day. The Festival of the Republic, also known as Italian National Day, marks the official formation of the country after World War II.
We spent some time learning interesting facts about Italy, its culture and traditions. The home’s chef prepared delicious Italian themed dishes, including pasta, pizza, tiramisu and gelato.
In the afternoon, we watched various videos and documentaries about Italy and enjoyed a glass of Italian wine.
It was a lovely day, enjoyed by all.
Safari Park adventure
Here at Hall Park were pleased to be able to dive into the wild safari life of Knowsley Safari and to enjoy an amazing live stream tour of the park’s grounds.
Our residents were smiling and laughing as they got up close and personal with some of the safari’s most popular animals, including giraffes and meerkats and much more!
We had a wonderful time learning more about the animals and enjoying some live feeding demonstrations.