Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tamzin Molney
Hello, my name is Tamzin and I am the Activities Coordinator at Oakfield, my role is to ensure everyone can enjoy the group and one to one activities in the home.
I am always open to new ideas and love to see residents try something new!
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Oakfield Care Home
Halloween at Oakfield
Residents have been making autumnal flower bouquets and carving pumpkings for Hallown. We also had a Halloween party in the evening.
Best in Show
Oakfield was inundated with literally hundreds of dog photograph entries for our best in show competition. Residents have had great fun looking at all of the cute pictures and choosing their favourites.
Thank you so very much to every single dog that entered. Labradors and Spaniels were residents' top favourites. A fair few almost made the winners, so a special mention to Buddy Bear and Trigger and co for also bringing a lot of smiles.
Residents at Oakfield are enjoying baking harvest festival recipes, starting with filled baked apples that they all had for supper.
Residents took on a project to knit one blanket for a charity that sends them to refugees.Tamzin reminded all the ladies how to knit, and then they made granny squares in their bedrooms, and some got totally addicted!
It has been lovely to see everyone knitting away. Resident, Jane, started knitting every single morning and, over the course of 2020, produced stacks of colourful squares.
There were more squares than we could put together, so Tamzin reached out to the community in lockdown and met a lovely local lady who knits blankets for charity herself. She kindly accepted our boxes full of squares and joined six beautiful blankets. We now keep snug in the lounge with lap blankets at Oakfield and are posting some to charities also.
Knitting for Charity
Residents started knitting squares to make one blanket for a refugee charity, but once some of them started, they couldn’t stop. We had so many squares that residents couldn’t join, so an incredible local lady, Janet, joined all of them! we have seven blankets!
Some will be sent to refugees overseas, some will be kept for our home as lap blankets and we are sending one to the cat's home too.
National Friendship Day
Oakfield residents have been choosing pretty fabrics and dried flowers to making scented gift pouches this week, they have posted them to their friends for National Friendship Day.