Meet our Activities Coordinator, Andrea Pullinger
Hello, my name is Andrea and I am the Activities Co-ordinator here at Oulton Park Care Home. I have been working at Oulton Park since January 2017 and find my job really fulfilling and rewarding. I love finding new and exciting things for residents to enjoy. My door is always open to hear about new ideas or to speak about upcoming events and activities.
Activities at Oulton Park
We have a wonderful team here at Oulton Park and we all work together to provide a stimulating, active environment for our residents that live here. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas for our residents to be part of here, and our activities coordinator works very hard on planning and providing a stimulating busy schedule of activities, as well as assisting the residents with their daily living preferences. We have regular meetings with our families and residents to make sure we are providing things to suit their preferences. We as a home are registered with the National Activity Providers Association and strive to provide a person-centred approach for our residents here.
Life at Oulton Park Care Centre
Some of our residents really love taking time out to do some flower arranging. Quite a few of them used to do this at their churches so it is lovely to be able to use their skills to decorate our home with beautiful arrangements!
Our Gardening Club have been busy despite the weather taking a little turn for the worse! While it has been raining, we have been busy planting new seeds to grow some autumn colour for the gardens. Our residents love getting their hands in the soil and then watching the seeds grow into new life!
Picnic in the Garden
With this lovely warm weather we have been having, we have very much enjoyed getting out into the garden. Once of the ways we have been enjoying our lovely garden is to have picnics under a parasol!
Happy Reunion as Distanced Garden Visits Return
We are delighted to say that we are now offering socially distanced visits for relatives of our residents within our garden space. The first visit on Monday morning reunited Dianne Shepherd with her mother Gwen. Mrs Shepherd, who came with her husband Gregg, said: “She looked very well and was in fine spirits, a real boost for us all.
“I can’t wait for the time I can put my arms around her a give her a big hug.”
Andrea Pullinger, Oulton Park’s head of activities, said: “To protect our residents we have had to carefully arrange the visits with social distancing and thorough cleaning between each visit.
“This has been a big boost to staff who have also missed the families.”
If you are a relative, please get in touch with our team to arrange your visit.
Queen's Birthday Celebrations
Here at Oulton Park care centre we celebrated the Queens Birthday in style with a huge cake made on site by our talented chefs! We then had tea and cake in the garden, enjoying the sunshine that we were lucky enough to be blessed with.
Carers Week Donations - Thank you!
Carers Week here at Oulton Park has been a brilliant week of cake, chocolates and goodies! Thank you to everybody who has donated to our carers - Lowestoft Morrisons, Co-op on Gresham road and of course Pete, our manager who gave everybody presents!
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Afternoon Tea at Oulton Park
We would like to invite you to come and have afternoon tea with us at Oulton Park.
Join us for our monthly Memory Café, on the first Tuesday of each month.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.