Meet our Activities Coordinators, The Activities Team
Working as part of the wider team within Overslade House means we can provide meaningful activities, tailored events and days out to meet the desires and needs of our residents. Ensuring a 'whole home approach' is delivered is key to a successful and happy home; every day is different and each resident unique, we laugh a lot, a day full of giggles makes Overslade a fabulous place to work.
Activities at Overslade House
Our activities team is dedicated to organising a variety of events and activities and adapting them to suit the capabilities of those we support. Our goal is to improve quality of life by providing activities that are tailored to residents' own interests.
At Overslade House, we encourage local people and businesses to participate, as well as our staff and relatives, in order to keep them involved as part of a wider community. We strive to enhance the quality of both mental and physical stimulation through weekly minibus excursions, PAT dogs, quizzes, Zumba classes, arm chair line dancing, musical entertainers, pamper sessions and much more.
We definitely have something for everyone!
Life at Overslade House Care Home
Residents at Overslade House had an enjoyable morning making a variety of milk, dark and white chocolate cornflake cakes with the activities staff. They soon got to share their chocolate creations with other residents and staff at tea time which went down a treat!
Cream Tea Day
The great British tradition of cream teas is marked every year on the last Friday in June and, this year, our residents indulged in a pot of tea and everyone’s favourite of freshly baked scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Father’s Day is a very special time for families, especially in times like this, so at Overslade House, we spent the day enjoying Skype calls to our families and receiving gifts whilst celebrating with a refreshing drink or two.
Baking at Overslade
Residents at Overslade House baked homemade quiches this week using their skills with preparing pastries and tasty fillings. The quiches were enjoyed with a fresh salad for supper.
Barchester sent our staff a thank you card with a special wristband to show appeciation for all the hard work we have done over the past few months.
Happy 100th Birthday
We celebrated with Joan her 100th birthday, this day was even more special as very recently Joan beat COVID-19. So the day was filled with happiness with skype calls from family in Bristol and Australia singing and wishing her a very happy birthday.
It was also made special with her daughter and family members coming to the home to sing her happy birthday with a huge specially made banner, which Joan enjoyed while standing at her window.
After lunch Joan enjoyed birthday cake and trifle and read all her cards including a special one from the Queen.
Happy 100th birthday Joan from all of us at Overslade House!
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along and meet new people whilst enjoying a friendly chat over a hot drink and a selection
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.