Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sharon McIntosh
Hi my name is Sharon, I am the Activities coordinator here at Harper Fields care home. I ensure the residents have a full and varied activities programme 7 days a week. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and love coming up with new ideas to try with the residents. I listen to residents to learn their interests and support them to be involved with activities they enjoy.
Activities at Harper Fields
There is always something to do here at Harper Fields and always someone to assist the residents in any activity they wish to take part in. We have entertainers come into the home to sing and play instruments on a weekly basis, as well as visits from PAT dogs, hairdressers, massage therapists and nail technicians to pamper those who live here. Residents' spiritual needs are taken into account at Harper Fields; we have regular services from the Catholic and Methodist church, in addition to the Church of England, and for our non-religious residents, we have a weekly calming and peaceful ‘mindfulness and meditation group,’ which is very popular, especially for those living with dementia. Residents often like to attend cinema evenings to watch their favourite films on the big screen (complete with sweets and popcorn), or develop new skills at our computer classes, where they can learn how to Skype their families in other countries. Our activities are tailored to suit the individual interests and capabilities of residents and our specialised equipment enables those we support to enjoy everything we have to offer.
Life at Harper Fields Care Home
Harvest Festival Success
Much fun was had preparing for Harvest Festival and also on the day. Residents helped with baking, the team donated fresh fruit & veg, jams all from their own allotments, gardens and kitchens. Thank you to a family member for the wonderful Harvest rabbit too!
Supporting our Ambulance Service
We took an anniversary cake and 100 cupcakes over to the West Midlands ambulance offices of TASC the ambulance staff charity to say a massive thank you for all they do.
99th Birthday Celebrations
Maurice enjoyed his 99th Birthday celebrations with friends, amazing cake, presents and lots of laughter.
Gwen celebrates 103rd Birthday
Gwen enjoyed her special day with friends, 145 cards, messages from family, Strictly Come Dancing stars and a local choir all recorded songs and messages. A vintage tea party with champagne and delicious cake.
Sunflower Competition Winners
Well done Warwick community, they burst into song when told they had won the biggest sunflower competition. "We are the champions" was the anthem.
We are proud to announce our two new Resident Ambassadors, Agnes & Joyce who are happy to take on the roles. Congratulations ladies!