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 our home
A SPOOK-tacular Halloween !
We had a spooky afternoon tea with lots of delicious cakes and biscuits, which our residents helped to decorate with hundreds and thousands, colourful icing and chocolate drops to make an extra special treat!
Our lovely staff made a great effort to dress up too; they all looked amazing, from Dracula to a court jester – even some of our residents dressed up and flew around on their broom stick to surprise the other residents and put a smile on their faces. Jayne from Splash Duo gave a great all hallows eve performance!
On Saturday, we welcomed our little visitors for our Friend in Deed Halloween party. Our little visitors dressed up as their favourite trick or treat monsters, and residents enjoyed seeing the great effort put in by them and their grown-ups. Thank you to all the monsters!
Wearing it Pink
On Friday 18th Octobe, we took part in 'Wear it Pink”'to raise money for Breast Cancer Now by hosting yet another successful cake sale. Residents and staff showed their support by wearing pink and making donations to this important cause.
Thank you to everyone for your donations and support.
Here at Hethersett Hall, we value our residents' feedback and requests for activities, so we have been busy planning boat trips—as requested.
We travelled to Stalham and Beccles to enjoy a guided tour along the river with a company called Waveney Stardust, who are a registered charity and all volunteer-based. The volunteers were very welcoming and helpful, they even provided a cup of tea or coffee onboard.
Our residents seemed to really enjoy themselves and luckily we managed to enjoy the last of the summer weather.
A huge thank you to Waveney Stardust for making it so enjoyable, and also to our wonderful team of staff.
Gardens Around the World
Foteini has been coming in each week to help residents to create decorations based around different garden themes from around the world, including flowers, trees and animals from Morocco and Dubai.
On Tuesday 24th September, we will take part in a final exhibition, along with other homes around Norfolk, to show off the fantastic work our residents have enjoyed doing.
We feel it is very important to support our residents in expressing their creativity to help enhance their lifestyles as much as possible!
On Saturday 24th August, we were joined by little visitors from Friend in Deed for a science session with a group called 'Mini Professors'. Little visitors and residents had a great time working together on science experiments and learning lots of new things!
We are very grateful to have such a good connection with Friend in Deed, and being part of many exciting events!