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
What a Pair!
Residents helped the laundry staff by pairing up all of the socks & gloves. Luckily there were no strays, and they all found their matching partner.
The residents at Hickathrift love a good pamper, especially getting their nails manicured! We have seen some beautiful bright nails recently and the ladies love choosing which colour they will have next.
Without the families always able to be there for the occasion, we ensure birthdays are special for our residents.
All the residents enjoyed their virtual day in China, from the themed arts and crafts to the tasting of the cuisine. There was added fun when they all attempted using chopsticks.
International Dot Day
There was arts and crafts using all things round and some ‘dotty’ cookie decorations!
As part of the residents gardening project this year, the residents are so proud to now be picking their home grown fruit and veg.
The strawberries especially have been a great success.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Join us every other Monday at 3:00pm for Zumba Gold with licensed instructor, Justine Stephens-Clark.