Meet our Activities Coordinator, Julie Bateman

Hi, my name is Julie, and I'm the lead Activities Coordinator here at Overslade House. I've been an entertainer for over 25 years which has given me a great foundation for meeting people from various backgrounds, and has also helped nurture my social skills.

I love animals, and have two Dachshunds of my own who, like me, love meeting new people. I'm looking forward to bringing them in to meeting all our lovely residents here at Overslade.

I'm a bit of a social butterfly and enjoy visiting National Trust locations, attending the Theatre, singing and dining out. Over the years I've even been an 'extra' on TV!

Living life to the full is my motto, and I wish to instil this in all our residents, whatever your ability there is something new to learn or try. Life is for enriching and enjoyment. I look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones. We are always open to new ideas, if you'd like to contact me please call the home on 01788 522577 or email me direct on overslade.activities@barchester.com - New entertainers always welcome. 

 

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!

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Overslade House Care Home

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Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual event to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face, and recognising the contribution they make to our residents, families and communities throughout the UK. The theme for Carers Week this year is ‘Making caring visible, valued and supported’ - to shine a light on all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to care for vulnerable people in our communities. Staff were treated to Confectionery Hampers and received cards from Residents as a thank you for their care and hard work. 

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World Music Day

La Fete de la Musique was first celebrated in France in 1982 when amateur and professional musicians performed on the streets of Paris.  Other countries adopted the same date to celebrate all different types of live music and the European Festival of Music soon became World Music Day as countries around the globe got on board. Residents, Families and Friends at Overslade House care home were entertained in our garden marquee by King and Rackham Duo a violinist and piano player, playing beautiful tunes including Nessum Dorma, A nightingale sang in Berkley Square and Summer time by Gershwin.

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Jubilee Celebrations

Over the bank holiday weekend the home held numerous activities starting with a big screen projection on Wednesday 1ST June, of the Coronation that had been recoloured. https://youtu.be/wKzlKwpm17U . Following this on Thursday 2nd June Residents watched the Trooping of the Colour live from BBC1 also shown on a big screen via projection.  Friday 3rd June, Overslade House held a Garden Party open to friends, family and the local community with a Frank Sinatra Tribute, Morgan Perkins also a member of Leicester Big Band. Saturday 4th June, Overslade House held another Garden Party inviting everybody to bring a Picnic. The Big Lunch was first created in 2009 to encourage communities to get to know each other better and it is an initiative that Overslade House Care Home has taken part in several times before. Residents were entertained by Nick Golden Vintage Singer who also treated us to impressions of Dad’s Army, Flannigan and Allen, Norman Wisdom and George Formby. Sunday 5th June, Residents relaxed and enjoyed the Queens Pageant.

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Spring Fair

Overslade House care home marked Dementia Action Week by holding a Spring Fair at Overslade House Care Home Gardens. There were many stalls and also a live entertainer and a book stall from donated books that were sold on the day and raised £30 towards Dementia UK.

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International Nurses Day

Coinciding with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, International Nurses Day,  is a day to celebrate nurses and care staff around the world. Residents and staff at Overslade House were happy to get involved by creating lovely bouquets of yellow friendship Roses to give to all 15 nurses at Overslade House Care Home, who also received chocolate favours. Head Chef Joanne Kolat-Furca also created a beautiful cake.

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International Firefighters Day

Residents and staff at Overslade House honoured their local firefighters by inviting their local fire crew to the home for Blue Light Breakfasts and also delivered delicious home-baked goodies prepared by the Residents to thank the firefighters stationed there for their selfless service keeping the community safe.

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