Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sarah Hiscock
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Kingsland House. I have over 30 years’ experience in the care sector. I hold an ILM Level 5 in Leadership & Management and worked as a Facilities Manager for many years.
I am enjoying my role, encouraging the residents to engage and try new activities. I have some great ideas for events, along with providing daily activities within the home to help stimulate all the residents, either in groups or individually.
I like to have regular get-togethers with the residents to discuss new ideas and what they would like to experience, so that we can provide activities to each individual taking into account their interests, along with mind, body & soul.
I am a mum of 4 and have 2 grandchildren, and enjoy the outdoors.
Activities at Kingsland House
Kingsland House have a variety of activities that our residents help us choose. Celebrating Life in our home is jovial and fun and from our weekly delivered activity sheet, our residents can chose exactly what they want to join in with.
Our activities range from exercise classes, gardening, arts and crafts, games to food-fun clubs. We also offer our in house church services, our own home cinema, our mobile pub - The Kingsland Tavern, visiting Pat Dogs, musical entertainers, minibus outings, theme days and birthday celebrations. For those residents being nursed in their rooms we have one to one activities sessions.
At Kingsland House we believe that activities are hugely important to stimulate and uplift, and getting to know our residents interests and lifestyle choices assist our activities team in creating events and activities to suit their expressed wishes and capabilities. We also encourage our residents' families and friends to join in with as much as they can to make Kingsland House a loving family atmosphere.
Life at Kingsland House Care Home
World Environment Day
Staff and residents have been celebrating World Environment Day, which took place on 5th June.
World Environment Day is an annual global celebration and a platform for global outreach to encourage and inspire people to protect our natural surroundings.
Italian National Day
Residents at Kingsland House have been discovering all things Italiano in celebration of Festa della Republblica or Italian National Day, which took place on Wednesday 2nd June. The date marks the official formation of the Republic of Italy after World War II.
Residents took part in Italian-themed activities throughout the day, including a pizza making masterclass, an Italian quiz, and we also spent the afternoon looking at some of the beautiful buildings in and understanding the history behind them, which everyone really enjoyed.
Fish & Chips
Staff and residents had a fantastic time celebrating National Fish & Chip Day on Fryday 4th June, surely one of the best days of the year!
Head Chef, Vali Neagu, whipped up a selection of different flavoured batters for residents to try, along with some home-made tartar sauce. E
veryone had a great time guessing the different batter ingredients. The sun was shining, so residents took to the garden to eat their fish and chips in paper cones with wooden forks in a time-honoured tradition. Later on, they enjoyed a quiz, where they were tested on fun fish & chip facts.
Out & About
Residents were celebrating being able to go on trips out again as lockdown restrictions ease across the country. Residents are now able to go on a short trip with their designated visitor without having to isolate on their return.
Residents enjoyed a long-awaited trip with their named visitor to where they were able to go for a walk and enjoy the outside.
Staff and residents were treated to an armchair work out, courtesy of the Green Goddess, Diana Moran, and Shackleton’s furniture company, followed by a mindfulness session led by Shackleton’s Emma Raybould.
Diana rose to fame as a glamorous fitness guru on BBC’s Breakfast Time in the 1980s and has made an outstanding contribution to improving the health and well-being of people in the UK. She now brings that experience to Shackletons as their Health and Wellness Adviser.
Kingsland House marked the Queen’s 95th birthday on April 21st in style by brewing up a storm for National Tea Day and having an afternoon tea party.
We are on Facebook!
We are delighted our Facebook page - @barchesterkingslandhouse, is now up and running with regular posts of events and life in our home photos, take a look now!