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
Arts and Crafts
This week at Hunters, the residents used their artistic talents in an arts and crafts session. They spent an enjoyable afternoon taking part in a collage making session with the activity staff. Afterwards there was a real sense of achievement from the group.
100th Birthday Celebration
Congratulations to the lovely Grace who has celebrated her 100th birthday this week. Grace celebrated with family, friends, residents and staff with a special lunch and musical entertainment from Andy Yapp. Grace is such a gentle and kind lady and it was wonderful to see her be the centre of attention and receive all of the fuss her special day deserved.
We welcomed back the children from the Duke of Gloucester Nursery Group for a play afternoon. The residents really look forward to the children’s visits.
During their most recent visit, it was story time, with the residents reading to the children and offering them snacks afterwards. The children give the home a real lift and form an important part of the community engagement programme at Hunters.
We held a baking session where the residents made their own delicious cream tea as an afternoon treat. Baking afternoons are very therapeutic for, residents, as they can relax and chat, with the most important part being eating the end result.
Jazz and Soul Entertainment
This week at Hunters we were entertained by Jazz and Soul singer Neil Patterson. The residents love to watch Neil sing and dance to the Rat Pack songs of the 1950’s and 60’s. Neil always finds time for some witty conversation in between songs which goes down particularly well with the audience.
Tickled Pink Theatre Company
We were recently entertained at Hunters by the Tickled Pink Theatre Company performing their Christmas Show. There were plenty of musical numbers for everyone to sing along to, with members of the audience invited on to the stage to take part. Everyone had a lovely afternoon getting into the festive spirit, with mince pies and sherry served to round off the perfect afternoon.