Meet our Activities Coordinator, Iuliana Buican
Hello, my name is Iuliana and I joined the team at Hugh Myddelton House 3 years ago as a carer and promoted to Activities Coordinator in April.
In my role as a carer I got to know the residents very well, this helps me to support residents to participate and enjoy all the activities in the home. I'm really enjoying my new role and keen to respond to new ideas from our residents and their families.
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.
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 Hugh Myddelton House Care Home
National Beer Day
We had a fun-filled day as we raised a glass and tasted top ales in celebration of National Beer Day on 15th of June. Our residents enjoyed a mini beer festival in the garden and got involved in a variety of interesting activities. Some of our residents spent time learning about brewing and the history of beer, others preferred to join the beer tasting session in the garden and to try some British beers. It was a wonderful day, enjoyed by all
Hugh Myddelton House celebrated National Carer's Week, which took place from 6th - 12th of June. Residents wanted to thank all the wonderful staff at the home, whose hard work and dedication make a real difference to the lives of those living in their care. Thank you to our amazing team!
We celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style with a whole host of fun-filled activities, live music entertainment and lots of fizz. In recognition of the special occasion we also organised a Royal Tea Party and enjoyed a variety of delicious cakes, teas and scones. Ahead of the celebrations, our residents and staff worked hard to decorate the home with colourful banners, decorative Jubilee plates and flower displays fit for the longest reigning monarch. Excitement has been running high as residents and children from Merryhills Primary School have been busy making Jubilee - themed decorations and talking about this historical event. We all had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee!
World Cocktail Day
On 13th May, residents and team members at Hugh Myddelton House celebrated World Cocktail Day. Whether you're a tequila fan, a whisky lover, a gin aficionado or just like to mix it up and try something new, World Cocktail Day has had something for everyone. We have all had so much fun trying all sort of different spirits and mixers from around the world. Our residents really enjoyed their tasting session and had a great fun sampling different cocktail recipes such as Pina Colada, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Pimm's, Passion Fruit and Martini or Strawberry Daiquiri.
Residents and team members at Hugh Myddelton marked the anniversary of VE Day in style by throwing a party to remember. Our home was specially decorated for the occasion with flags and bunting, and we were all dressed up in 1940s- style attire. Our residents took a two minute silence to honour the fallen; listened to wartime tunes, enjoyed a fantastic spread of sweet and savoury treats, reminisced about their memories of VE Day and watched clips of the celebrations that took place outside Buckingham Palace and all across London. It was a fabulous day, enjoyed by all. Flags were flying, hands were clapping and feet tapping.
Cinco De Mayo
Residents and team members at Hugh Myddelton went loco celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a national day which celebrates freedom and liberty in Mexico and takes place on 5th May every year. Residents watched videos of parades and celebrations in Mexico, travelled virtually to different historic sites in Mexico, including the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum, the beautiful coastline of Cancun and Mexico City itself. We had a Mexican quiz and enjoyed a brilliant Mexican party with Mariachi music and buffet of traditional Mexican food. What a fun and colourful day!