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
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.
We have all been taking part in our very own Chelsea Flower Show. Residents have enjoyed planting new bulbs and doing some good old fashioned weeding! We were kindly sent some lovely tomato plants from St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton. Residents have enjoyed tending to them and can’t wait to see them growing!
Arts & Crafts
Residents enjoyed collecting wood from the gardens in the sunshine to create some impressive art to display on our walls. It was a great team effort from all residents, and they enjoyed seeing the finished product.
VE Day Preparations
Residents have been busy making a Union Jack collage in the run up to VE Day. We all enjoyed cutting out all the pictures and sticking them on. We are currently deciding a place to display it proudly in our home.
Robotic Pet Therapy
Residents and staff have been busy looking after our new robotic cat! Residents have loved visits from our new pet!
We are currently thinking of a name for our new tabby. He rolls over, meows and even purrs! He has been a great new addition to our home and we are looking forward to deciding on a name for him.
Letters from the Community
Every morning we receive kind letters, pictures, postcards or presents from lots of wonderful people from our local community.
Residents really enjoy spending time in the mornings reading and replying to their “fan mail” it really is amazing to have so many people write to us and share with us what they have been doing and ways they have been keeping busy.
Also we would like to say a thank you to the children at Great Tew Primary School, who made us some amazing card and sent us lots of beautiful bunches of daffodils.