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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Fiona Humphries

Hello, my name is Fiona and I am one of the activity co-ordinators at Overslade House care home. We carry out activities 7 days a week here at Overslade, and we have something for everyone! There are a variety of activities on offer, including trips out to live performances, which all residents and loved ones are invited to. I am always open to new suggestions for activities, so please feel free to have a chat with me and the team at any time.

Activities at Overslade House

Our activities team are dedicated to organise a variety of events and activities and adapt them to suit the abilities of all our residents. Our goal is to improve quality of life by providing activities which are tailored to their personal life history. At Overlade 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. From our weekly mini bus excisions, PAT dogs, quizzes, zumba classes, arm chair line dancing to musical entertainers, pamper sessions or simply having a meaningful conversation, we definitely have something for everyone.

Life at our home

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Christmas Carols

Residents were getting in the Christmas spirit at Overslade House with an afternoon of Christmas Carols and tree decorating. Our residents and their loved ones were singing along with staff while enjoying a drink from the drinks trolley or a nice cup of tea.

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Games in the Coffee Shop!

At Overslade House there are a variety of activities for you to get involved in, our residents love to interact with each other while having fun. Often in the afternoons a group of residents will enjoy friendly games of chess, dominoes and cards in the coffee shop while have a cup of tea and lovely slice of homemade cake.

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Wreath Making Class

Creative Mojo visited Overslade House to carry out an arts and crafts class, this time our residents made beautiful wreaths for us to display around the home just in time for Christmas.

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Cheese and Wine Tasting

Residents and their loved ones at Overslade House enjoyed an afternoon of cheese and wine tasting. There was a variety of difference cheeses and wines to taste with a good selection of crackers too! It was enjoyed by all and our residents have given suggestions of other tasting sessions they would like to have.

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Reminiscence Time

Residents at Overslade House had an afternoon of looking back at history and reminiscing on their past. Staff were enjoying listening to the residents stories of their childhood memories and what life was like for them.

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Visit from animal party

Residents and relatives were excited to great a variety of animals at Overslade House, Wild Science visited our home with a wide range of animals for our residents, relatives and staff to hold and pet. There were snakes, frogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and much more for all to enjoy. This is a very popular activity at Overslade House, the residents enjoy engaging with all the animals and their handlers.

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Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

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Coffee Mornings

Come along and meet new people whilst enjoying a friendly chat over a hot drink and a selection

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