Meet our Activities Coordinators, Jessica Larkin, Lovette Turner and Skigh Harrison.
We would like to welcome you to our activities team, Jessica Larkin, Lovette Turner and Skigh Harrison. Each coordinator started as carers in the home and they have worked together as an activities team for a number of years.
They are passionate about their role and providing the best for the Residents in the home, they enjoy finding new ways to of engaging and creating real and meaningful connections with the residents, through Resident centred 1-2-1 sessions, group activities, interesting outings and close links with our local communities.
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Scarborough Hall Care Home
Home deliver Halloween treats for local school
Halloween is a little different this year for everyone and pupils from Roecliffe Church of England Primary School would normally join Residents for a ‘spooky’ Halloween party. Suzanne, activities coordinator delivered some Halloween treats to the school so the children did not miss out.
The home are in regular contact with the primary school even in these uncertain times and the residents and children write letters to one another, we are so grateful for the relationships we have within the community. Residents would like to wish the children a happy Halloween and can’t wait to hear what they did during half-term.
Staff receive gift from local Co-op
The team at Scarborough Hall care home, in Scarborough recently enjoyed a hamper from one of their local community links, who have treated the team to a selection of goodies in thanks for all the hard work that Key Worker across the UK are doing during the pandemic. The team at the home have enjoyed the treats during break times and it meant such a lot as Keyworkers are very often not recognised for the work that they do on a daily basis.
Charlotte Nurse, General Manager at Scarborough Hall Care Home said: “In these unprecedented times, ensuring we keep connected with our local community is more important than ever and the hamper was gratefully received. The CO-OP used to regularly bring in their memory box which was filled with old reminisce items for the residents to enjoy. Unfortunately during Covid-19 they have been unable to continue doing this”
Home donates to charity for Harvest
Residents and staff members at Scarborough Hall celebrated the Harvest Festival by donating food hampers to a local charity, the Rainbow Centre and to St Mark’s Church.
The occasion was also marked with a church service which really helped everyone at the home get into the spirit of the festival.
The Harvest Festival is a celebration of food grown on land and, traditionally, a time for families and communities to get together and bring food to the less fortunate. It dates back to the fifth century, where it was common for the harvest season to be celebrated with a huge feast – and from then the tradition grew and evolved.
Residents enjoy pet therapy
Residents at Scarborough Hall care home in Scarborough recently enjoyed pet therapy visit with they welcomed pets into the home owned by staff members.
The activities team at Scarborough Hall supported residents at the home with holding and petting with Darla and Reggie, 2 rabbits and Bongo the dog. Pet therapy is a technique that uses animals to interact with seniors for numerous reasons to help improve the quality of their life and provide amazing health benefits.
Care Assistant celebrates 10-years
A Care Assistant at Scarborough Hall care home in Scarborough has received a prestigious 10 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 10 years.
Shirley Parsons, now care assistant, started at Barchester in September 2010 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
This week at Scarborough Hall we have been celebrating the hard and dedicated work of our housekeepers. On Thursday the housekeeping team received a bottle of bubbly to enjoy on their days off as a token of appreciation from the wider team and residents.