Meet our Activities Coordinator, Steve Chamberlain
Steve has worked at Hunters since 2011 and manages activity provision in the home, from the weekly quiz and daily activities to theme days and musical entertainment, in addition to larger scale events involving the local community, such as the annual Summer Fête.
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 Hunters Care Centre
This week at Hunters, the residents enjoyed a good ol' singalong with all of the traditional favourites. To keep everyone cool during this hot weather, staff opened all of the doors to allow a cool breeze to blow through the room. There were plenty of cold drinks and ice creams to keep everyone happy.
Carers Week at Hunters
Hunters held a celebration to mark International Carers Week. Head Chef, Leo, made a delicious cake and for those who were not on duty there was a glass of bubbly. The staff deserve all of the recognition they get for their hard work and dedication in these difficult times. The residents were able to attend the small get together to show their appreciation.
Exercising at Hunters
At Hunters, we have come up with a novel way to stay fit and active whilst maintaining social distancing. Michelle, who is part of the activities team, came up with the idea of using the inside cardboard from wrapping paper to use as bats to hit the balloon backwards and forwards between the residents. Not only healthy and safe but also a lot of fun!
Flower Arranging Session
In the absence of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show Hunters decided to celebrate all things horticultural with an afternoon of flower arranging. The residents enjoyed a relaxing and creative afternoon assembling the displays.
Afterwards they were served a delicious cream tea and as is customary at Hunters the arrangements were delivered to residents who are nursed in bed to brighten their day.
Messages of Support
A big thank you to all of the families and friends of the residents who have been sending us messages of support in recent weeks. The banner with 'Clapping 4 Hunters' is fantastic, and it makes us all feel really proud to be acknowledged when you thank all of the front line workers every Thursday.
We will all continue to give 100% to provide the best possible care for your family members and loved ones, and hopefully, before too long you, will all be able to be reunited!
A Double Celebration
We recognised all of the hard work and commitment of our fantastic nursing team by celebrating International Nurses Day. This year, the event was more poignant than ever, with all front line staff going the extra mile to keep the country going and working to keep everyone safe. Some of our nursing team came in to mark the special day, each receiving a certificate and a gift of appreciation.
In fact, it was an opportunity to mark a double celebration, as Hunters was recently rated Good in our last CQC Inspection. This is down to the hard work and commitment of the whole team, who really do make Hunters a special place to live and work.