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
Cheers for Ladies Day
In celebration of Ladies Day, we treated our residents to a gin tasting session. We put together a drinks trolley with an array of different flavoured gins from Elderflower to Strawberry gin!
Everyone loved trying different brands and variations with the choice of lemonade or tonic water. A lovely afternoon was had by all!
Guitar in the Garden
What great weather we have been having recently, so much so that Peter, our Spanish guitarist, wanted to perform in the garden.
Our residents were more than happy to oblige and enjoyed sitting out under the shade of the veranda relaxing to the wonderful sounds of Spanish classical guitar.
There has been such a wonderful atmosphere in our home this week as we welcome back many of our lovely entertainers and instructors.
Earlier this month, residents finally met their art teacher, Juli, for the first time after many lessons through Zoom.
Residents loved chatting with Juli and showing her their latest work as well as discussing future plans to display their amazing creations - watch this space!
As restrictions ease gradually, our residents are enjoying the return of many familiar faces.
Our lovely hairdresser has been working so hard to ensure all our residents' esteem needs are met, as well as our chiropodist.
Another visit was from Foteini, our art teacher! Our residents in Memory Lane were delighted to finally meet her in person, as opposed to through a screen. There was lots of dancing and smiling — and fantastic painting too, of course!
Sunshine & Jazz
On Wednesday 19th May, we had a live performance from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bandwagon. This fantastic group have been travelling around to various destinations, including care homes, to provide a socially-distanced Jazz performance. Staff and residents enjoyed a great afternoon together in the sunshine. A massive thank you to Norfolk & Norwich Festival for offering to visit us - our residents loved it!
VE Day Celebrations
VE Day was celebrated in style here at the Hall on Saturday, as we welcomed back entertainers for the first time in over a year. Kitty Collins performed all the well-known songs from the 1940s and some from the '50s too. Residents enjoyed bopping along and fervently waving flags to all their favourites. What a wonderful afternoon!