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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Darren Kessna

Hello my name is Darren and I worked on Overslade's domestic team for 3 years. Then I volunteered to assist with activities, and here I am now as the Activities Coordinator.

We carry out activities 7 days a week and myself and the team are very passionate about the activities we provide. There are a variety of activities on offer, including trips out to live performances that all residents and relatives 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.

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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Baking Fun

Residents love to bake, so we have been baking a lot of delicious treats recently. This time, we decided to make some lovely chocolate cakes with vanilla frosting on top. Residents loved them so much that they wanted a second helping – luckily we always bake extras!  

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Eyes Down

Bingo is a popular game here at Overslade House; residents love participating in this game, knowing they have a chance of winning something from our wide selection of prizes. The most popular prizes are usually something delicious and sweet! 

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Games Afternoon

Residents enjoy our weekly games afternoon throughout the home, where they get to compete with each other and our staff to win some delicious prizes. With a wide range of games that change regularly, hoopla is one of our favourites, and usually results in a tense final. It's all fun and games and everyone is a winner in our eyes!

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Afternoon Chats

Our regular afternoon chats have become very popular with residents. They love to catch up in our coffee lounge with a refreshing beverage and a slice of homemade cake.

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Zumba Fun

Here at Overslade House, we keep fit with our regular Zumba lessons. Kirstin keeps us moving with music and gentle exercise. For the less mobile of us, she brings in instruments for us to play along. We all look forward to our Zumba lessons and find the classes very entertaining. Please come along if you would like to get involved!

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A Bit of Gardening

Here at Overslade, we love to be in our wonderful garden as much as possible. Residents enjoy spending time relaxing, chatting with their friends and families and also getting involved in arts and crafts, all whilst soaking up the sun!

This year, residents wanted to try their hand at growing their own vegetables. Our tomato plants have been growing beautifully in this gorgeous weather.

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Upcoming events

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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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