Meet our Activities Coordinators, Alma and Fiona
As activities coordinators at Overslade House, Alma and Fiona have years of experience in providing meaningful activities, tailored events and days out that 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
Employee of the Month - June 2021
Congratulations Manju for completing your NVQ2 and receiving Employee of the Month at Overslade House care home. Your colleagues and the residents wish you every success in achieving your NVQ3. We hope you enjoy spending the voucher. You're a wonderful member of our team, thank you for all you do. Keep up the great work, you're definitely a rising star!
Celebrating John's 108th Birthday at Cubbington Mill
The residents and staff at Overslade House had the honour of wishing John Farringdon at our sister home Barchester Healthcare in Cubbington, a very Happy 108th Birthday on Monday 7th June.
We were able to take a minibus trip over with his card, and to enjoy the celebrations just in time to see the surprise of the day arrive c/o Jason Philpott from Ford UK The Henry Ford Academy Training College in Daventry a sparkling new; Mustang Mach-E: Ford’s first all-electric SUV.
John was over the moon to see this extra special vehicle and take to the driving seat!
Happy 108th Birthday John, and thank you for letting us join you on your special day. Best wishes from all at Overslade House.
National Fish & Chips Day
On National Fish & Chip Day on Fryday 4th June, we decided it would surely be one of the best days of the year to visit The Friendly BenchⓇ in Hillmorton. They have long awaited this journey, having linked with and the Friends of East Rugby Group - FERG back in February for their Valentines celebrations.
Whilst their fellow residents tucked into Chef’s special fish & chips for lunch at Barchester’s Overslade House care home a small group took the opportunity to travel and visit The Friendly BenchⓇ.
With a quick stop off at Hillmorton Fish Saloon for the freshly prepared fish & chips to 'take-away'. The minibus parked up at the friendly bench, which is located near the entrance to English Martyrs Church on High Street, Hillmorton.
As the sun shone our residents sat back on the bench to eat their lunch. The Friendly BenchⓇ is an innovative community garden to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. The bench provides the local community with such a beautiful place to meet up and relax, surrounded by amazing florals tended by group of volunteers who work very hard to bring this special place to life for the community of Hillmorton. Our residents had a wonderful time watching the world go by.
Alma and Fiona, two of our activities coordinators at Overslade House commented: “We’ve all had such a lovely day. We met with Jill Dwyer, Chair Friends of East Rugby Group (FERG) at the bench and she gave our residents an update on all the plants and plans for the bench. We’re looking forward to bring more of our residents here throughout the summer – although today you can’t beat fish & chips!”
Magic Table Delights
Our residents love exploring the various interactive light games our Magic Table has on offer for solo and group activities.
Zumba before a Trip to Italy!
Wednesday morning's exercise class came via zoom with Zumba Fitness with Kerstin. Our residents simply love shaking their bodies and the pom-poms to her armchair movements!
We celebrated 'Italian Republic Day' in the afternoon with another large screen cinematic experience in our frist floor lounge, with our resident’s choosing to mark the occasion by watching 'Journey to Italy' the 1954 Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders film about an English married couples eventful trip to Italy.
Musical Moments on Memory Lane
The Overslade House musical band has reformed. Our Memory Lane residents had fun exploring the sounds produced by each instrument, with lots of laughter and dancing to the beat! You're definitely never too old to learn new things.