Meet our Activities Coordinators, Brenda, Rose & Mandeep
Brenda and Mandeep started at Park View in Early 2019 and have both settled in very well in their roles. Rose is the Activities Coordinator and has worked at Park View since 2015 and loves every minute of her job. They are a dedicated team who strive to to give residents the best time whilst living at Park View.
Activities at our home
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Life at our home
At Christmas eve our home's manager, Sam, dressed up as father Christmas to bring a little Christmas magic into the home even though it was Sam’s birthday the same day. After a few pictures with staff including one of our nurses dressed as a Christmas tree and care assistants joining in the fun too.
Sam then went round to every community and see every residents and wish them a merry Christmas. Residents were all smiling some even laughing. But a good time was had by all including our manager.
Beam School Choir
Students from the Beam school choir visited the home recently to sing Christmas carols for the residents. Residents absolutely loved this and so did the children, we were then asked by the teachers if we had any residents who were unable to attend today’s performance as the children would like to go and sing to them in their room. Residents were so happy and excited.
Residents Honour the Fallen
Today we had arranged for the Royal British Legion and Salvation Army to come down to Park View and do a service including 2 minutes silence the last post. We believe that the residents would attend a remembrance parade so we brought it to them.
Terry Woolstol who is one of our residents stood with the royal British legion and also laid a reef. Terry is an ex para trooper so this meant a lot to him to be able to do. Residents was wrapped up in coats scarfs and blankets to come out and join in with this, staff also came out from all different departments including the office staff who came along and read the poem Flanders field.
Those who could not came out watched this from the windows at the community. Once the service was finished both the royal British legion and salvation army came in for a cup of tea sandwiches and cake and to mingle with the residents on ground floor, After around half an hour I took the royal British legion up to meet residents in their communities which was such a high, residents were so happy all smiling shaking hands with our guests and asking questions and thanking them for their service.
All really enjoyed the service and both the Royal British legion and salvation army have said they would like to come back and do this again next year.
Open Day Entertainment
Johnny Laurence came along and performed to the residents who joined the singing, dancing, clapping hands and waving arms. Everyone there had a wonderful time. Johnny performed all the old favourites and gets the residents to join in.
On Thursday 31st October we held a Halloween party at Park View, which was decorated all spooky also along with handmade decorations by the Residents , with staff dressing up and Residents having the face painted or wearing hats.
We held the party on Oaks 2. We had scary food and punch for the residents as well as an entertainer Debbie who performed a variety of songs that had the residents singing, dancing and clapping along. Some residents families also attended and was an event enjoyed by all.
Residents have been busy creating their own decorations ready for Halloween. We will be putting these up in the community ready for our party.