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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Ariana Flynn

Hello, my name is Ariana, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Hethersett hall. I started here as an Activities Assistant whilst still at university.

In 2017, I graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art, which I hope to one day expand upon by achieving a master's degree in Art Therapy, specialising in people living with dementia.

In the later months of 2017, I got the opportunity to become the Activities Coordinator in the home, which I took.

I enjoy making the residents happy and creating a person-centred activities programme. But, most of all, I love the relationship I have with the residents, which I have built since first starting here, and look forward to coming into the home every day.

It's not work when you love what you do.

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 our home

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Paint a Doodle

In February the lovely Louise from Paint a Doodle came in to host a pottery painting workshop for residents. We have received our glazed and fired artwork back! Residents had a great time painting their pottery and have great pride in their finished products.

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Time for a Cuppa

Our lovely Chef, Donna, and Care Assistant, Becky, made two absolutely beautiful cakes for our coffee morning in support of Dementia UK. Residents and guests enjoyed the homemade cake and coffee whilst being entertained by a musician.

We are hoping to raise more money for this amazing cause in the lead up to Easter with our Easter raffle, Easter egg hunt and, of course, an Easter cake competition – because any excuse for more cake!

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Well done, Julie!

On the 7th March 2018, Julie celebrated 10 years of working at Hethersett Hall and was presented with a Long Service Award. Julie is a much-loved part of the housekeeping team and makes a massive effort to get to know every single resident.

At lunch time, you can often find her helping out in our Memory Lane community, making sure everyone eats and that those who stay in their bedrooms do not eat alone. Julie is everything that a Barchester employee should aspire to be and we are all so very proud of her.

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Best Seat in the House

Our Deputy Manager, Martin, is always the first to give praise where it is due, but never expects anything in return. As often as he possibly can, he shares his lunch time with the residents, encouraging them to eat and laugh along with him.

All of the staff will agree that he is incredibly kind-hearted; nothing seems to be too much trouble for him. We at Hethersett Hall are immensely proud to have him here and Janice is very happy to have a daily lunch partner as well.

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January Employee of the Month

This is Chris Smith: he is our Employee of the Month for January!

Chris is a member of staff who works across many departments in our home; he is always so happy and friendly to everyone around him at all times.

He has helped our home and residents by working nights and days as a Care Assistant, Domestic Assistant and Kitchen Assistant. He is a valued member of staff and we are very lucky to have him in our home.

Thank you, Chris, and well done. Keep up the good work!

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December Employee of the Month

Delia Lup is a Night Senior who always goes above and beyond for everyone she supports. She gives so much of her time to the home and works to an excellent level at all times. A massive thank you from all the residents and staff here at Hethersett Hall. Keep up the great work, Delia! 

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