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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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Employee Appreciation Event

We decided to hold an evening event to give a little extra appreciation to all of our wonderful staff members who go above and beyond every single day.

Our Activities Coordinator, Ariana, put a lot of extra hard work into creating a truly special evening. She made special voting cards, decorated the dining areas and designed a delicious menu for residents and staff to enjoy together.

Staff and residents have been voting for very special categories (some with a little humour involved) and staff were presented with their certificates and a goodie bag full of prizes and treats.

It was a lovely opportunity for staff to spend some extra time with the residents who live here. We all decided to tie in the event with a resident's birthday, which really added to the special feel of the night.

It was such a lovely evening and it’s always nice to give recognition to all the amazing people we have here at Hethersett Hall. Thank you to all the staff, residents and relatives who added to such a magical occasion.

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Sealife Centre

Residents from Hethersett Hall enjoyed a trip to the Sealife Centre recently. Residents and staff had a lovely day together with lots of colourful and magical sea creatures. Smiles all around!

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Royal Wedding Celebrations

Saturday 19th May was the day that the whole country joined together to celebrate the royal wedding.

Residents, relatives, staff and volunteers all decided to make this event even more special at Hethersett Hall by getting together for a ‘Royal Banquet’-style lunch.

Residents from our Memory Lane community and our residential community all made the most of the special occasion by celebrating with fine cuisine and even finer drinks. You could say that we dined like royalty.

With the weather being so nice, we also decided to take the celebrations into the garden and continued the fun outside.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

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Zoo Day

We made the most of the good weather by enjoying a trip up to the zoo. We took three residents to Banham Zoo, which is currently celebrating 50 years of conservation. Alan, Kate and Anne all enjoyed seeing the animals and the different shows that were put on, especially the bird show, where you get to see the birds up close and have them fly over your head!

We are hoping to have many more trips out with residents whilst the weather is so lovely.

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Employee of the Month - April

Amber is a Kitchen Assistant who was nominated by a relative of a resident. The relative was visiting our home when she became suddenly unwell and required an ambulance, and she could not praise and thank Amber enough for her kind and caring attention and all the help she provided on this day.

In addition to this, Amber is a very hard working and reliable member of staff here and is a valued member of the team. Amber will always go above and beyond her role to help residents in any way she possibly can.

Thank you for everything you do, Amber. Well done!

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Goodbye & Good Luck!

We said goodbye to much-loved Care Assistant, Romani. Pictured here with her colleagues, Romani has been at Hethersett Hall for over 2 years. She started as part of the housekeeping team, but soon realised her potential and passion for care. Romani’s grandmother was a resident here and she very much became a part of our family too. Romani is going to pursue a career in childcare and we wish her the very very best with everything she does in the future.

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Upcoming events

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Dementia Café

Come along to our friendly and informal support group for open discussions with other Carers, each with their own invaluable help and advice.

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