Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mary Hamshere

Mary is a dedicated member of the Milford activities team and holds an NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Activity Provision, which is accredited by NAPA (National Association of Activity Providers). Mary loves finding ideas for new activities that can be incorporated into our daily programme for both individuals and groups. She lives locally and has a busy life combining her work at Milford and looking after her family, cat and chickens.

Activities at Milford House

The Activities Team at Milford House are dedicated to providing a range of stimulating activities for both groups and individuals, that promote both physical and mental wellbeing based upon resident's interests both past and present. As a member of the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) the team are always striving to incorporate best practice into the array of activities on offer and to enhance their own skills through qualification with NAPA to NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Activities Provision. The team combine weekly activity favourites such as sherry mornings with special events, musical entertainments, slide shows, outings in our own mini-bus as well as encouraging local groups such as the Brownies to come into the home to interact with our residents. Milford House also benefits from a strong network of volunteers who support the Activity Team as they deliver their programme and who, along with friends and relatives, are always welcome to come and join in our sessions and outings.

Life at our home

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Milford Drops for Charity

Four members of staff from Milford House—Penka Apostolova, Bill Smith, Xia Xiaoying and Clare Nash—abseiled down the Avon Gorge in aid of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Those of us with a less adventurous nature were happy to cheer them on from the sidelines and support them in their fundraising. 

To date, they have raised over £500 and counting for this worthwhile cause that relies entirely on public funds to keep flying and saving lives. 

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April Open Day

Milford House was delighted to welcome visitors into the home. General Manager, Marie-Therese Tiernan, and Hospitality Services Manager, Scarlet Leatham, along with other staff, were on hand to show visitors round and answer any queries regarding the care, services and facilities available at Milford House. 

It was a lovely sunny day and visitors were able to enjoy our beautiful gardens whilst drinking tea and touring the home.

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Hearts All the Way

Milford House celebrated Valentine’s Day with a ‘love and marriage’ theme and a wonderful afternoon tea, with entertainment by Chico. 

The dining room was a sea of hearts on which were written residents' thoughts on the theme of the day, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the comments, some of which produced lively discussions!

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Beating the January Blues

January is always a hard month after the excitement of Christmas, but residents at Milford House have been banishing the gloom of the short days with some seated exercise designed to keep everyone moving! Jackie, who runs these classes for us, has been coming to the home for years and not only gets everyone to work hard, but ensures that we all have fun while keeping active.

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Santa Surpises

A visit from Santa was just the ticket, as he and his elves dropped by to see residents and staff on Christmas Eve. There was laughter, hugs and fun all round, as well as presents for everyone! See you again next year Santa – Christmas will be here before you know it!

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Animal Magic

Milford residents had a fabulous afternoon in the company of the animals from Zoolab. We marvelled at the range of creatures and were particularly taken with the giant millipede and the giant land snail. They will be back later on in the year and we can’t wait to see what they bring next time.

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Need a venue?

We have a room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.

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Events & Activities in April

There's lots of fun activities scheduled throughout the month of April here at Milford.

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Don't Dine Alone

We know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.

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Events & Activities in May

There's lots of fun activities lined up throughout May here at Milford House.

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Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager would like to welcome you for tea and tour of the home.

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