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
Fun & Fitness Session
We enjoyed a visit from 'everyone4sports' for our Friday Fun & Fitness session. We played two new games, archery and boccia as well as skittles. We even managed to hit the target a few times!
Trip Out to The Auction House Pub for Lunch
We were thrilled to be going out on our first pub lunch for 18 months. We had a wonderful afternoon at The Auction House with much laughter, delicious drinks & good food, we cant wait to go again!
Wobbly Pins Skittles Champions!
The Wobbly Pins skittles team were victorious in the Final League game. The score was 107 v's 80, the celebrations continued all day. Well done Doreen 'The Dark Destroyer, 'Put it Away Pat', Agnes the 'Lancashire Hot Pot, 'Super Sylvia' and 'Juicy Joyce'
Cake Fit for a Queen!
We decided to name our competition, 'Cake Fit for a Queen'. Judging was difficult with so many beautiful cakes but finally Agnes was chosen as the overall winner, she was delighted to win a box of chocolates.
Volunteer Week Visit
We took over delicious cookies made by our chef Jen to the amazing volunteers at Langar Aid. The visit was in recognition of National Volunteer Awareness Week.
Art Exhibition of Mary's art work
Mary was thrilled when the team created our 1st Art Exhibition displaying her wonderful drawings and paintings. Residents and staff all viewed and appreciated her talented art work she has created over the years.
OPEN DAY ~ 28th August 10am to 5pm
If you are considering care for yourself or a loved one please come along to our Open Day. Find out about life in our home, our care, services and meet the team.
Summer Fete 21st August 2pm to 4.30pm
Please join us for our Summer Fete. Local community are all welcome, there will be stalls afternoon teas pony rides & games for children.