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
Mother's Day Treats
Harper Fields Mums were treated to individually boxed cupcakes and a lovely little bunch of daffodils from Balsall common co –op Manager & team, it was a wonderful unexpected gift
Holding Hands at last!
It has been lovely to welcome our families back and for them to be able to hold hands with their loved ones after such a long wait has been emotional and such a special time for everyone.
At Harper Fields, it was all about competition. It was Kempton Komets V Whirlybirds. Well done everyone; you all played fantastic!
Vaccine Day: Part 2
Everyone at Harper Fields took another step closer to normality as we received our second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and team at Balsall Common Surgery.
Books for Boys
Memory Lane residents enjoyed a lovely reminiscent activity, courtesy of Paul and Helen Bates from Balsall Common Village. Paul donated his fantastic collection of ‘Victor’ annuals.
Knit & Knatter
Harper fields residents are busy knitting squares so we can sew them all together and make Kangaroo blankets for the Premature Baby unit. The residents love to sit and knit and knatter with their friends and the staff.