Meet our Activities Coordinator, Nina Mullerworth
I have had the privilege of working at Hempton Field in my role for many years and I am looking forward to many more! I have enjoyed various training courses, including a Level 2 NAPA and Aromatherapy Massage.
My role involves interacting with residents and organising a varied programme of activities with a person-centred approach, including hobbies, life experiences and keeping active through daily exercises and music.
We are involved with lots of local clubs and members of the community, outings in the minibus are always very popular.
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at Hempton Field Care Home
St David's Day at Hempton Field
To celebrate St David’s Day the residents at Hempton Field were treated to a menu full of traditional ‘Welsh’ dishes including; Welsh rarebit, roasted leg of lamb or David’s day risotto served with Welsh onion cakes. And for pudding… Pwdin Eva (Welsh Apple Dessert).
They enjoyed Welsh music and watched a beautiful ‘virtual’ tour of Wales, which brought back fond memories of family summer holidays across this 'land of song'.
Fairtrade Fesival Week
This week we were joined virtually for an informative talk recognising 'Fairtrade Festival' week. Local volunteer and friend of the home; Rod Thorpe enlightened our resident group on the #FairtradeFoundation
Rod provided the group with a wonderful selection of snacks for us to try, he explained the values of Fairtrade; "a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love".
We all now understand why we should #ChooseFairtrade Thank you so much Rod for your gifts, time and interesting talk.
National Bread Week
20-28th February we celebrated 'National Bread Week'. Our residents enjoyed tasting a variety of breads throughout the week, including a yummy courgette and seeded bread made by our creative kitchen staff.
Another fun morning full of exercise, our parachute game is great, it really gets the group giggling and ready for the day ahead.
This week Nina hosted a bingo session with a difference... to music; bringing back some old favourite tunes with prizes for everyone. The 70's jacket 'Was So Bright They Should've Worn Shades'.
Music & Movement
Our music & movement session today went so well, full of giggles and pom-pom shaking - the group certainly know how to get Nina our activities coordinator in a spin!