Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sophie Maclean
Hello, my name is Sophie and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Melbourn Springs. I joined Barchester in 2020 and always strive to support and care for all of our residents in a way that best suits each individual.
Making sure that our residents have activities to do that they really enjoy doing is something that I hold very close to my heart. It is so important to make sure that they are happy and enjoy all of the activities and events that we host for them.
A lot of our residents also enjoy our special trips out on our Mini Bus as we create new, special memories together at Melbourn Springs.
Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is a major focus of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat will always be welcomed.
Life at Melbourn Springs Care Home
We have had a truly blessed Easter here at Melbourn Springs. Our residents attended a special Church service via Zoom and also the Easter Bunny (Our Activities Coordinator Sophie) was on hand to deliver handmade cards from our community friends and yummy Easter Eggs to our residents too! Colston even has his own Easter Tree - complete with beautiful painted Eggs. The delicious chocolate treats prepared by our amazing hospitality team have been in full flow all day - not to mention a special fun prize Bingo session which everyone enjoyed. And even though Iris won she very kindly gave Christopher her prize Easter Egg to add to his collection.
Happy Easter to each and every one of you from all of our residents and team here at Melbourn Springs!
Easter Bonnet Competition
Bring on our Easter Bonnet competition - well Easter Hats here at Melbourn Springs. There certainly was lots of concentration, gluing, eggs and feathers flying about as the creations took shape. “Although we didn’t know what to expect we have had a super time and have been laughing all afternoon!” said Iris. And what’s more the winner is going to receive their very own personalised Egg from Hill St. uk. Who will the lucky winner be?!?
Employee of the Month for March - Leonie
Our Care Assistant Leonie is our employee for the month of March at Melbourn Springs!
Leonie is; "Kind, caring, works exceptionally hard, gets things done and is an absolute pleasure to work alongside!"
Well done Leonie - from all of the team at the home!
Gardening in the Sun and Bug Hotels
Our ‘Bug Hotels’ are certainly taking shape at Melbourn Springs and our residents have very much enjoyed preparing them! Whilst others are busy preparing our beautiful home gardens ready for planting Summer perennials. The weather has been absolutely super the last few days and it certainly is great to be able to get outside and enjoy the glorious sunshine together.
A new musical addition arrives - thank you Katrina!
A big, big thank you to Katrina Wallace for donating a beautiful Piano to Melbourn Springs on behalf of her mother Pamela Brazier.
Katrina said: “Mum was absolutely fantastic, passed all of her exams and the next step was teaching. She still loves listening to the Proms even now but as she has grown older and her health needs changed she has had to give up playing. We wanted to ensure the piano would still bring enjoyment and are delighted that it now has a new home at Melbourn Springs.”
The Piano had to be stored for 72 hours and thoroughly sanitized before use and is already proving to be extremely popular. And we are all counting down the days when we can hold a music recital with afternoon tea for our community friends who have supported us so brilliantly through the past year.
“Now, I know him but I can’t put my finger on it dear!” The Famous Faces game of famous people through the ages always gets us all thinking - and what’s great is that there are key facts about the famous person on the back of the card so that we can always learn something about them too!