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
Nursery Children's Gift of Kindness
Our resdients were super surprised and thankful to receive a visit from the Crescent School - Pathfinders Nursery. Their wonderful children made up a box of goodies to put a smile on our faces. We can't wait for the time when the children can visit us again, as before and play games with our resdients.
10-year Long Service Award
Congratulations goes to Ewa Woznica on receiving her 10-year 'Long Service Award'. Barchester Healthcare, your colleagues and the residents at Overslade House appreciate all you do. Special thanks comes from all your resident 'friends' on Rupert Brooke Suite for your continued care and kindness.
The Overslade House cookery club have been busy in the kitchen again this week making cheesecake!
The ladies decided they would give it a go and all pitched in to create a beautiful cheesecake topped with strawberries. They really enjoy getting together to whip something up and have a natter on a Tuesday. Next week they start their salt dough creations for harvest festival.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Even though it’s not quite the plans we had in mind we still went ahead with our Macmillan coffee morning today 25th September, 2020. Our in-house event raised money in support of Macmillan Cancer, we had a lovely time drinking tea and eating cake with our residents.
We want to send a big special thank you to ‘John Dwyer Bakery Ltd’ #johndwyerbakery who kindly donated the cakes for this morning’s event. With all that’s going on at the moment, these ‘gifts of kindness’ mean so much to our residents and staff.
Today we have received a bag of “Twiddlemuffs” for our Memory Lane residents, donated from a regular customer of The Stag and Pheasant public house in Rugby. We are extremely grateful for such a thoughtful donation.
Age UK explains; “They provide simple stimulation for active hands while promoting increased flexibility and brain stimulation. Many people with dementia have found twiddlemuffs reassuring and comforting. They provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.”
Sylvia, one of our amazing carers, showed the residents the new “Twiddlemuffs” and they all couldn’t believe how much time and work would have gone into making them! Sending a big thank you from all at Overslade House.
National Day of Arts in Care Homes
Today we are celebrating the National Day of Arts in Care Homes. We teamed up with the residents at our sister home; Cubbington Mill. Residents from both homes enjoyed chatting and seeing each other via Skype, whilst getting arty, they worked together on a joint poster design which has been brought together, entitled 'Creative Communities'.
We hope that when thing’s return to normal that our residents will be able to meet their new found friends and exchange lockdown stories! Thank you Cubbington Mill for a wonderful morning, filled with new friends and art!
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.