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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Cath Smallman

Hi, I'm Cath, the Activities Coordinator here at Ottley House. My days are spent making sure that the residents in the home have an interesting and active social programme to enjoy each day. Residents individual preferences are considered all the time in a person centred approach and I welcome feedback from families too. 

Activities at Ottley House

At Ottley House, we offer a person-centred activities programme, and aim to match residents' abilities and interests with meaningful activities of the correct degree of challenge that promotes their health and well-being. We also provide visual, tactile, audible and olfactory sensory experiences. There are weekly music/movement therapy sessions, 'Oomph' sessions, and arts & crafts classes to help improve, maintain and refine motor skills. We enjoy regular visits from entertainers, musicians and animal therapists, as well as pub nights, 'food from around the world' days, and minibus outings to places of interest.

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Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 9th June, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Woodturning Demo

We were recently given a woodturning demonstration, where we were shown how a simple piece of wood can be turned into a beautiful work of art.

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Armchair Yoga

A trained volunteer from OMEGA came in to host an armchair yoga session. They come in every week and residents really look forward to their visits. Each week's activity is different, whether it's exercise, music or a talk.

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It's a Kind of Magic

Residents were entertained and dazzled by magician and comedian,  Paul Ray, who is a member of the Magic Circle. He had the residents and staff amazed at his magic tricks and had us all crying with laughter with his funny little stories.

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Ottley's Centenarian

Muriel enjoyed a party with some of her family and other residents at Ottley House. General Manager, Davina Mcloughlin, presented Muriel with her telegram from the Queen.

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Santa's Grotto

Ottley recently had a very special visitor – Santa and his little helpers! He came and said hello to everyone and gave out gifts to all the children who saw him in his grotto.

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Winter Wonderland

General Manager, Davina McLoughlin, said: "I want to thank all of our dedicated staff who braved the treacherous conditions and made it into work. It is at times like this that show what a wonderful team we have here who never let me or those we support down."

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