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.
Life at Hickathrift House Care Home
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.
Protecting the Cats
You may have noticed we have a beautiful black cat around the grounds. We have adopted Jerry from the Downham Market Cats Protection and he has settled in ‘purrfectly’.
Jerry may approach you as he is getting brave, but we ask that you please do not stroke him as he is an outside cat.
VE Day Celebrations
Residents enjoyed a fun-filled day on Saturday 8th May for VE Day. There were decorations, dressing up and a special buffet prepared by our Chef, Linda Naylor.
There were happy scenes at Hickathrift House as Ann, our hairdresser, finally returned back into the home.
It really has felt like Christmas; our residents are just so delighted to be able to get a good cut and to feel like themselves again. It is wonderful to see them all so happy; we have really missed our hairdresser – it is fantastic to be able to welcome Ann back again.
70th Anniversary Celebrations
We were honoured to share in a celebration with two of our residents who have been married for 70 years – it was a very emotional day and beautiful to see the closeness they still share. Happy 70th Anniversary, Alf & Jean!
A huge thank you to the kind donations of Easter eggs for residents from Asda and Morrison’s in Wisbech. All the residents were thrilled to receive theirs. The chocolate bunnies were awarded to the Easter bonnet competition winners.