Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte Govier

My name is Charlotte and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Hethersett Hall. I started as an Activities & Care Assistant in April 2018 and, later in the year, I was offered the amazing opportunity to be the Activities Coordinator.

I’m so happy to be a part of the team here at Hethersett Hall, as I’ve always wanted to work with elderly people; it’s something I hold very close to my heart. I will strive to support and care for all residents in a way that best suits each individual and try my very best to make them smile every day!

Activities at our home

Activities, hobbies and interests make up the most important part of our days and who we are as people. We provide a varied activities programme that reflects the interests and capabilities of all the individuals we support. All of the group and individual activities are designed to not only mentally and physically stimulate the people we care for, but to enhance their life skills and feelings of purpose and self-worth. We achieve this through a constantly updated activities programme and one-to-one sessions with residents that are tailored to suit individuals needs. We also offer a range of outings in our mini-bus.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Hethersett Hall Care Home

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Easter

We celebrated Easter with a selection of different activities to meet a variety of needs. From the busy hands on Tuesday making no-bake nest cakes to quiet time on Sunday at our Easter Reflection Service. The highlight of our week was Good Friday. We took our residents on an Easter egg hunt where they enjoyed working out the clues and finding all the brightly coloured hidden eggs. 

Later that afternoon, we welcomed the fantastic sounds of Splash Duo who performed out in the garden while our residents and staff danced the day away in the Lounge. While they sang along to party classics from the 50s and 60s we served toasted Hot Cross Buns of all flavours which went down a treat! We ended our celebrations on Easter Monday playing lots of Easter themed games such as; Egg a la Greek, Hook a Chick, Guess How Many, Egg Basket Toss & a balancing egg act! 

Also, a big thank you for the Easter Cards from our friends at Friend in Deed, it always nice for our residents to hear from you!

 

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Ducklings on tour

We were delighted to welcome six duckling eggs from Incredible Eggs earlier this month. Residents and staff eagerly awaited their hatching. On day three, all ducklings hatched. A couple of days later we took them to meet our residents who loved touching their fuzzy little coats and hearing their squeaks and beeps.

Later that week our little friends had their first experience paddling. Our residents were amazed watching them dash about and waddle around, this particular activity brought such joy to the residents. One lady said ‘oh they are gorgeous’, we definitely agree!

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World Poetry Day

Our World Poetry Day started with an interactive reading session in Garden House with Juli who started by reading a variety of poems to include “Daffodils by William Wordsworth”. It was lovely to hear one resident cheerfully chime in, reciting it word for word which she had remembered from school. Residents were asked how spring makes them feel, which was all put together to make a jolly good poem. It was such an uplifting activity for our residents who are delighted to welcome spring!

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Chair based Ballet with Oomph on Demand

We are very lucky to have access to Oomph on Demand who have a fantastic selection of activities for our residents to enjoy.

Earlier this month, we tried chair-based ballet. Here at Hethersett Hall a couple of our residents loved to dance as children and one lady danced professionally. As you can imagine, she knew all the moves! Our residents of Memory Lane enjoyed a different approach to the chair exercise.

To finish we listened to a guided relaxation session, leaving our residents feeling very relaxed.

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Celebrating Spring

To celebrate spring, we spent some time walking around the garden appreciating nature and bird watching. One of our residents was thrilled to hear the birds chirping, she whistled to them and they whistled back. An added bonus that our daffodils are in bloom too!

Later during the week both Main Hall and Garden House residents took time painting daffodils to express creativity. Garden House residents painted dozens of flowers for a giant art piece which is now proudly displayed on their lounge wall.

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A Red Nosed, Hydration Station at Hethersett Hall

The week beginning 14th of March was Hydration and Nutrition week and what better way to stay hydrated than by trying our homemade smoothies?

Residents enjoyed Banana Bonanzas, Cheery Cherries and Build me up Blueberry shakes and smoothies from our “Hydration Station” which Activities Staff took around the home. Even Monty - the robotic cat enjoyed them!

On Friday 18th, staff dressed in red and donated £1 to show support for Comic Relief.

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