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
VE Day Celebrations
"We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing.” – a quote from Sir Winston Churchill on 8th May 1945, and that is exactly what our residents did to commemorate 75 years since VE Day. A garden party was enjoyed by our residents, with music being played from the era a buffet lunch and plenty of memories being shared – and all in the lovely sunshine. Happy moments in uncertain times.!
Donated Face Shields
Our home manager; Violeta and staff at Overslade House Care Home in Rugby were so pleased to receive a delivery of these precious face shields following a nomination received by DDS Concept and Prototype Ltd. The family run 3D printing company are making and donating free PPE visors to local community frontline staff. We send personal thanks to Paul, Andre and the team for providing us with such a special gift and wish them continued success in raising funds to produce many more for others within the community.
Easter Egg Surprise
The staff at Overslade House received an 'eggstra special' delivery on Easter Sunday. A stack of chocolate eggs donated to the staff from a previous nursing colleague who now works at Rugby's St Cross Hospital. Her son, who remains an active volunteer kindly delivered them to make us all smile. Thank you so much.
St Patrick's Day Celebrations
St Patrick's Day was a fun packed sea of green within Overslade House. The residents enjoyed making bread and butter pudding in the morning and in the afternoon the drinks trolley wondered round the home delivering a selection of beverages including Guinness and Irish baileys. Irish songs played all around the home and our cinema afternoon featured 'Lord of the dance'.
The singing entertainer 'Libby' set the room alive with music and songs for the enjoyment of all our lovely residents. Several joined in on the tambourine while others just listened while taking a trip down memory lane.
Lunch at 'Overslade Bistro'
Due to unforeseen circumstances our day trip ‘out to lunch’ needed to be postponed today 11th March however, the resourceful team at Overslade House decided to change the location to our beautiful coffee shop café.
Chef rustled up a superb menu consisting of mushroom soup to start, followed by roast Lamb and all the trimmings, with jam and coconut sponge and custard for dessert.
Our resident lunch club had such a good time in the newly name 'Overslade Bistro' they’ve requested the booking becomes a regular event!
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.