Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lindsey and Sinead

Lindsey and Sinead host a range of activities within St Thomas. They base their activities on residents' likes and dislikes, and are always keen to help reignite old passions in residents. They enjoy arranging social events in and out of the home, and have some wonderful external entertainers visit the Home regularly including musical entertainers, arts and crafts and keep fit!!

St Thomas is a very friendly and lively Home, where all staff work together to make residents happy and their time with us enjoyable.

Activities at St Thomas

Our activities coordinator is dedicated to organising meaningful activities on an individual and group basis to fulfill the daily needs of our residents, as we understand how important mental and physical stimulation is for their wellbeing. Our activities are available to everyone who wants to take part and there is something different going on everyday. We often go out on day trips including visiting shopping centres, garden centres, evening meals at the local pubs, visits to local schools and also coffee mornings with other care homes. We have a wide range of entertainers that visit us at our home including musical therapists, Millers Ark Farm, pantomimes as well as our local salvation army and lots more. We encourage families to join us on trips out and also in home activities such as baking, arts and crafts, dancing and singing, we believe this is a great way for our residents to live an active and fun life here with us at St Thomas.

Life at our home

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Cupcake Delivery

Residents, Robert & Arthur, wanted to give back something to our local services, so we delivered cupcakes to Basingstoke Fire Station & Basingstoke Police Station! The Fire Station couldn’t be more thankful; after a day of training, they said cupcakes were just what they needed!

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Snow Day

Our Carer, Keri, & helper, Tommy, made some snowmen for residents to see. They loved their creations and decided to name them 'The Builder Snowman' and 'Betty the Snowlady'.

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Cake Decorating

Our  Head Chef, Nar, baked a cake for us to decorate. We used strawberries, grapes and a sprinkle of Hundreds & Thousands. We all enjoyed our delicious treat that afternoon!  

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Chocolate Puzzle

We finally finished our puzzle of 1950s chocolate and sweets, which brought back lots of memories. We googled what the chocolate wrappers looked like now to compare. Thanks to one of our relatives for kindly donating this to us.

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Integenerational FUn

A few residents buddied up with children from the local Dove House School. Here are some of the cakes that they decorated. It is lovely to see the relationships that they have been building with each other. We look forward to welcoming them back every Friday.

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Burns Night

We celebrated Burns Night this year with some delicious food and poetry reciting. It was a lovely evening!

Upcoming events

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Chapel to Hire

We have a Chapel available to hire here at St Thomas'. Please get in contact with the home for more information.

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Professionals' Breakfast Meeting

Come along and enjoy a delicious, continental or full English breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee.

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Coffee Mornings

Come along and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious home-made cakes in our beautiful chapel.

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