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
We are very pleased to announce we now offer pamper sessions from a qualified Beautician to our residents, every Friday, to therefore meet esteem needs and to enhance well-being. The residents have been treated by having their nails done and they have been enjoying the experience of paying a visit to the salon.
The Gentleman Barber
Each Monday we have a visit from The Gentleman Barber who offers a variety of services from Gents haircuts to a straight shave. This is a very enjoyable experience for our residents and helps to enhance well-being and meet their social and esteem needs.
We recently had volunteers from Norwich Rotary Club, who offered to plant some crocus bulbs in our Memory Lane garden. One of our residents enjoyed chatting with the volunteers and getting involved in planting the bulbs. Thank you so much to the Rotary Club for a lovely morning, our residents will thoroughly enjoy watching the bulbs bloom in Spring!
We have also been very lucky to also have Aviva Volunteers, who came along to paint garden furniture for our sensory garden on our Memory Lane community. Everyone worked so hard and it was an absolute pleasure to have such a great bunch of people here, singing along to Christmas music while they worked. The end result was fantastic and will really brighten up our garden.
Thank you so very much to everyone involved, especially Kelly from Friend in Deed, for putting us in touch with both of these groups.
On Saturday 7th December, we welcomed residents, relatives and various groups within the community to enjoy a variety of different stalls at our annual Christmas Market.
Stall holders from the local village of Hethersett and surrounding areas attended with many different items to sell. Some of our residents bought some very special gifts for their relatives and even treated themselves. It was quite a busy, yet wonderful afternoon, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the event.
A special thank you to all our stall holders, including Birdies Boutique, Tracy from Usborne Books, Angie, Drizzle, The Little Chocolaterie, Valerie, Hurley Burley Jewlery, Hodge Podge, Jo from the Big C, Angela’s Cards, Davina, Jennifer, Veronica, Gwen, Ed and Mr Dod for displaying a wide variety of items. Thank you to our wonderful staff who made cakes and special crafts for our staff stall too!
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.