Meet our Activities Coordinator, Stacey Davies
Stacey has been with Southerndown since 2013.
There is always something happening here and its never dull. We have our own choir and often invite the schools singing clubs and professional choir groups to join us. Peter and Winston are our pet Rabbits and provide many adventures for us, particularly when they escape. We have gardening groups, trips out in the mini bus, quiz days and art therapy amongst the many things we enjoy to do.
I get so much pleasure seeing the residents happy and staff joining in with them.
Activities at Southerndown
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at our home
For our Remembrance Sunday service this year, we were very lucky to be Joined by some local RAF. We had a morning of reminiscence and remembrance, and it was so nice to meet such wonderful people.
Cotswold Friends came to visit us at Southerndown to receive a donation of £500 on behalf of Barchester’s Charitable Foundation.
Cotswold Friends is a charity providing friendship, support and transport to older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswold community.
We spent a lovely afternoon with one of the friends, Suzie, who gave us a talk about the Cotswold Friends and all the fantastic and valuable work they do in the local community.
For our open day, we were entertained by In 2 Cultures, where we got taught how to play various African instruments. We were also greeted by a Unicorn pony called Teddy. What a day!
We have joined the rest of the local community to support fundraising for team Anna. Team Anna is an important cause supporting a local girl in Chipping Norton. For our fundraising day, Bogdan our head of maintenance held a charity car wash. What a massive success we had raising money to the sum of £200!
We enjoy colour therapy here at Southerndown, and we are very excited to take part in National Doodle Day. We find colouring and doodling very relaxing, and we always finish with some wonderful pieces of art.