Meet our Activities Coordinators, Our Activities Team
Nadine and Sarah, lead by the amazing Sue, deliver activities and social support around Hilton Park. They have been working hard through the recent months to enable garden visits with loved ones and providing social activities thorugh the home. They also spend quality, one to one time with our residents, enjoying a cup of tea and reminiscing of days gone by!
Activities at our home
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Hilton Park Care Home
Take a look at this fabulous cake made by Trevor, our Head Chef. This has been entered into the Barchester Easter Cake competition—cross your fingers that we do well.
The icing models and decorations were made by our fabulous Activities Coordinator, Nadine, and the residents.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We had a fabulous afternoon with the British Motor Museum this week, listening to a very interesting and entraining live Zoom talk on the first cars made in the UK from 1820-1920.
Fun fact: the term 'I don't give two hoots' was born over 100 years ago when the first car horns were introduced; one hoot was to let another driver know you were near, two hoots was to show your annoyance / road rage, but three hoots was considered ghastly, completely unthinkable and vulgar!
Here are some of the residents at Hilton Park enjoying the talk in one of our lounges.
Real Bread Week
Baking has been very popular across the whole of the UK during lockdown. Here at Hilton Park, we tried our hand at baking some bread and are happy to say it was delicious!
Journeys Through Art
We may not be able to visit the Fitzwilliam at present, but that doesn’t mean we cannot view some glorious artwork!
We have joined up to the ‘Journeys Through Art’ postcard project with the museum. They send us regular postcards featuring some of the greatest pieces with information on the back of the cards about the image and artist. We have been enjoying these immensely.
Some residents have chosen to put these postcards in their rooms, on their walls, and some have decided to try and emulate some of the images in our creative arts and painting sessions!
We look forward to visiting the museum when lockdown is lifted.
Take a look at these fabulous knitted squares, created by some of our talented ladies here. The squares will be sewn together and made into a large patchwork blanket. This project is in conjunction with the Co-op funeralcare program, which is a wonderful organisation.
The Magic Table
Introducing our new magician: the Magic Table!
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Magic Table 360 uses interactive games to connect residents with staff and with each other, and research shows it improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia.
The table helps improve quality of life, bringing well-needed connection and all-round happiness here at the home, it can be played independently or in a group, it stimulates movement by inviting participants to take part in all sorts of different fun activities. Games are rich in colour, movement and detail, and allow people of all ages to play in a safe and comfortable environment along with being portable and can be projected on an array of canvases.
We’re super excited to have this fabulous new equipment and look forward to using it with many residents.
Take a break with us!
We offer a warm welcome and a free hot drink any time you need one. There might even be a cake or two available!
Join us every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for some bingo. Everyone is welcome!