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 Southerndown Care Home
World Photography Day
Here at Southerndown we thought it would be nice to celebrate World Photography Day, but with so much to learn, see and share we thought that we would enjoy this over a week.
We decided to ask our amazing staff for photos of when they were younger to make a 'Guess Who' board for the residents to see if we could guess who is who. This was so much fun and everyone really enjoyed looking at the lovely baby pictures of our staff and putting a name to the face.
The residents also enjoyed sharing their favourite photos with each other and talking about why they are favourites. All of the photos we looked at really put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Make a Wish
One of our residents here at Southerndown wished that we could have an indoor herb garden, so that’s exactly what we did, and we now have a herb garden in the lounge. The herbs we are growing are mint, basil, parsley, thyme and oregano. We are very excited to watch our seeds grow and have been all lending a hand to water them.
Through the Decades
Here at Southerndown, residents decided that it would be nice to have some reminiscence activities through the decades.
We have based various activities around this, and it has included reminiscence kits, residents photos through the decades and of course a quizzes through the decades.
Residents have said that it has brought back many wonderful memories and it was nice to be able to share some of their photographs with others.
Southerndown Olympic Date
Staff and residents at Southerndown have been participating in their very own Olympics and have been trying their hand at bowling. Who knew we had such keen bowlers at Southerndown?
Residents and staff have been taking part in 'Oomph' parties around the home. These are so much fun, and it’s a good way to keep moving.
We keep fit and sing along with our favourite songs, and of course, we get to use our favourite pom-poms.
We all enjoyed a game of crazy golf in the courtyard in the sunshine. We have been unable to go to the driving range, so we thought a game of golf in the garden would be just the ticket! Residents wore their gold medals afterwards proudly.