Meet our Activities Coordinator, Amber Wilson
Hi, my name is Amber and I'm the Activities Coordinator for Latimer Court care home. I've worked at Barchester since November 2018, initially joining as a receptionist. My passion is to provide person centred activities that simulate life enrichment. Residing in a care home doesn't mean you can't continue to do the things you have always enjoyed. I spend time with each resident to ascertain the type of activities that suit their particular interests and abilities.
I believe 'life is for living' and, along with my colleagues; fellow activities coordinators and the care teams from each community, we have created a full schedule of daily activities which include; Knit & Natter, Music and Movement, Pottering and Planting (inside and out), Flower arranging, quizzes, getting creative with textiles and paints.
We also have a fortnightly Gentleman’s club and Ladies pampering session. I'm keen on extending our current community engagements too, linking with local schools, church groups and entertainers to ensure life at Latimer is fulfilling and fun!
New ideas and interactions are always welcome, please feel free to email me at any time LatimerCourt.Activities@barchester.com
Activities at Latimer Court
Here at Latimer Court, we have a varied social programme that includes themed events once a month, painting classes, day trips out, exercise classes and arts & crafts, to name but a few. We strive to tailor our activities to suit everyone's needs, and update our notice boards weekly so that all families and visitors can see what their loved ones have been up to. Our aim is to make sure that those we support can enjoy a happy and fulfilled stay with us. You can take a look at some of our regular activities by clicking here.
Life at Latimer Court Care Home
We're Welcoming New Residents!
General Manager Kerry Hill at Latimer Court is pleased to announce that we are open to admissions; permanent and respite.
Need a break? If you’re looking to book a holiday; abroad or staycation, and would like ‘peace of mind’ that your loved one is going to be well cared for, give our team at Latimer Court a call – they’ll be happy to help. We take bookings up to 12 months in advance. Tel: 01905 363270
As short break or respite care is ideal for those looking for a bit of extra care, either following a hospital stay, illness or your usual care is not available. We are covid-19 free and happy to showcase our beautiful home.
All rooms are large ensuite with care delivered by dedicated and compassionate teams. Come and explore our landscaped gardens, tailored activities, excellent food, and friendly atmosphere in peaceful surroundings.
Our activities coordinators today made up several 'sensory boxes'. Some containing sand and shells, different coloured shapes and textures. The group used mini watering cans to wet the sand and make moulds of different shapes and sand castles. The other boxes contain fun items to discover such as play putty, rubber balls that light up and various other textured puzzles and shapes. Our memory lane residents just love exploring these boxes. Such a simple idea gave so much pleasure.
Water Painting & Dream Catchers
Our memory lane residents have been getting creative using 'water painting sheets'. All you need is a paint brush and some water; as you brush over the paper the picture comes to life! We also spent the morning making 'dream catchers' to hang in the residents rooms. Using a paper plate, glitter and various coloured wools the residents enjoyed individualising their catchers.
Paper Creativity Afternoon
The residents at Latimer Court have been making and decorating papier-mache bowls and vases, now dry, they spent time making paper flowers, and using artificial flowers to create beautiful flower arrangements for their rooms.
Guess what's in the box?
The activities team have set up a great new sensory activity for our residents, feeling around inside a box and having to figure out what the item is they are holding. We all had a really good laugh; you wouldn't believe the suggestions they all came up with!
Knit & Natter Afternoon
Our wonderful ladies group spent the aftenoon together, kntting and nattering over tea and sherry. What a way to relax!
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Cheese, Wine and a Tour
We would like to invite you to join us for a relaxing afternoon where you can meet the team, sample a selection of delicious local cheeses and wine and take a tour of our home.
Weekly Gentlemen's Club
Come along and enjoy various social activities with other gentlemen and some delicious light refreshments.