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.
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
National Tea Party Event
Everyone enjoyed National Tea party day, there were salmon & cucumber sandwiches, fruit scones with jam and fresh cream along with an array of flavoured teas.
Enjoying Family Visits
Families and residents are making the most of being able to see each other for visits after many months apart, there are many smiles and much laughter.
Alzheimer's Cake sale
Residents and team enjoyed an afternoon of tasting cakes for their cake sale. We raised over £110 for Alzheimer's Society.
The sun was shining, team dressed in hula skirts and delicious fruit kebabs, what a wonderful afternoon for everyone to enjoy!
Flowers from Family
Staying in touch with family is more important than ever, beautiful flowers from her daughter made Monica's day.
Saying Hello to local Horses
Lovely afternoon with the beautiful horses who came over to say hello to our residents