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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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St David's Day

We made Welsh cakes and took them around the home for every resident to enjoy with butter or jam, whilst listening to music from Tom Jones and other Welsh artists. 

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Gemma the Singer

Overslade welcomed the beautiful tones of Gemma and we all had a brilliant time!

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Zumba Classes

Here at Overslade House, we keep fit with our Zumba classes. Kirstin keeps us moving with music and gentle exercise. For the less mobile of us, she brings in instruments for then to play along. We all look forward to each lesson.

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Eyes Down!

Every week, residents choose to take part in a competitive game of Bingo.

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John the Animal Man

We had a wonderful afternoon when John from Animal Parties brought a range of animals in for us to see and hold. There were insects, reptiles, exotics and even his very own owl.

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Valentine's Cooking

At the Overslade House Cookery Club, residents have been making some delicious food. Here are Nora, Wendy, Leonie and Joyce making Valentine’s short bread biscuits.

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