Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tracie Everitt
My name is Tracie and I have been with Hickathrift House since September 2015. My role as activities coordinator is focused on improving the quality of life for residents, I hope to build up our volunteer base by encouraging ties with the local community through events, trips and building new friendships. My aim is to have something for everyone; from trips and music performances to a simple conversation over a cup of tea and manicure sessions.
Activities at Hickathrift House
We have two Activities Coordinators here at Hickathrift House. We have a wide range of activities within the home, including musical entertainment, arts & crafts, clubs for like-minded people, such as flower arranging and gardening, board games, baking (where the best bit is the eating afterwards!), and we celebrate special events throughout the year. We also have trips out on a regular basis using our own minibus, where we find out places of interest each person would like to visit.
It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these activities as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join in with activities and events as often as they can.
For the less mobile residents, we unique one-to-one session, such as simple chats over a cup of tea, reading or listening to music. Activities are some of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Hickathrift House is fun and active.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Hickathrift House Care Home
Residents and staff enjoyed celebrating Cowboy Day on the 24th July. Staff dressed up and we had a fantastic garden party with entertainment from ‘Pride’.
Residents have enjoyed receiving hand written letters and drawings from local primary school children. They have taken time to reply to each one; answering questions that the children had asked in their letters. We have put them all into a folder which is in reception if you would like to have a look at them. We hope all the children have a fantastic summer holidays and look forward to hearing from next term.
Arts & Crafts
Residents have been enjoying some arts and crafts activities; they have been colouring in some stained glass pictures and using the magic painting books to create some masterpieces.
Residents had a lovely day for Royal Ascot; everyone wore hats for the occasion and they each bet on their favourites for the chance to win some prizes.
Armed Forces Day
Residents enjoyed a fun filled day to celebrate Armed Forces Day. We had the singing group ‘Pride’ to entertain us and our fantastic Head Chef, Aaron, prepared a beautiful BBQ to everyone to enjoy.
The residents having been planting lots of fruit and vegetables, and its brilliant watching them all grow. Watch this space; we can’t wait to show you the crops.