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.
Life at Hethersett Hall Care Home
Ready, Steady, Go
Last Friday residents and staff enjoyed taking part in various sports day activities. We divided into two teams with residents and staff on each to compete for prizes. Residents on each team had a turn at horse-shoe pitching, skittles and tin can alley target! Staff enjoyed competing in an egg and spoon race as well as an obstacle course relay race!
The highlight of the day was staff space-hopping in fancy dress, which made us all giggle! Thank you so much to all who took part, it was so lovely to see residents and staff smiling and enjoying themselves.
Virtual Science Session
Our residents recently enjoyed an afternoon of science experiments online with local children courtesy of Friend Indeed and scientist Lucy. The residents enjoyed joining in with the fun experiments included in the box that Lucy sent to the home. Residents enjoyed making gyrocopters, looking through special specs to see the full spectrum of light and making paper water lilies while watching the children do the same online!
It was so nice to see that inter-generational friendships can still be made even in these troubling times with the magic of technology. When asked if they enjoyed it a resident said ‘very much so’, with another adding ‘oh yes, it was lovely and nice to see the children again as we have missed them‘. A huge thank you to Kelly from Friend Indeed for organising it all and we look forward to the next one!
Shall We Dance?
Earlier this month we celebrated a special lady’s 88th birthday. She and her husband shared a little dance after he presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Staff and residents stood by in adoration and sang happy birthday as she blew out the candles on the cake our chef made.
This fantastic couple has had many wonderful years together. Here at Hethersett Hall, we feel honored to have them in our care and to hear their fondest memories of their time together.
Residents enjoyed a game of draughts whilst, making the most of the sunshine! These lovely gentleman had a friendly game and shared lots of laughter!
Divisional Carer of the Year
Congratulations to Becky Knott, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Becky is a finalist in the Carer of the Year category and has been invited to attend a virtual awards ceremony on 8th October, where she will find out if she has won overall.
We have been busy creating memory boxes for residents' keepsakes. We spent time chatting about what colours residents would like to use, how they would like to decorate their boxes and what special photos or items they would like to put in them. Memory boxes are a special memento for residents to look through to remember happy times and significant moments in their lives, which is part of who they are and can be shared with others to engage conversation to meet social and emotional needs.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Take a Break with Us
We offer a warm welcome and a free hot drink any time you need one. There might even be a cake or two available!