Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kelly Sherwin
I started at Tandridge Heights in 2020. Previous to this, I have been working as a carer sine 2010, which has helped me to understand the needs, wants and the individuality of all of our residents.
My main responsibility is provide a varied and engaging activities schedule every day for our residents; this helps to keep them involved in social and uplifting activities. We love to have parties to celebrate birthdays, national days and special occasions.
Activities at Tandridge Heights
Our qualified and dedicated activities staff plan and implement all activities within the home. We try our best to arrange activities that reflect our residents 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. We try to keep our residents active and happy.
Our activities include trips to garden centres, pubs, the cinema or the local theatre. We have many fun games like carpet bowls, Play Your Cards Right or armchair exercises. There are many musical events, singalongs, garden parties and tea parties for everyone to enjoy as well!
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Tandridge Heights Care Home
In the Mood for Dancing
Residents at Tandridge Heights welcomed a local dance school to perform ballroom and Latin dancing. The dancing and the costumes were amazing and some of our residents even had a go at learning some new dance moves. This was a wonderful afternoon and everyone loved it.
Tandridge Heights held their annual dog show in the garden for residents, family and local friends. The residents loved spending time with the dogs and judging the show, categories included, the dog with the waggiest tale, the prettiest female and best dog under 1 year. We then all had afternoon tea and relaxed in the gardens.
Tandridge Heights held a summer BBQ for residents, staff and relatives. Head Chef, Mel, cooked up some favourites, such as chicken, corn on the cob, burgers and sausages.
We were also lucky enough to be joined by the Southern Strummers Ukulele Group, who performed lots of classic songs that everybody could sing along to. Everybody had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
At Tandridge Heights we have been getting lots of use out of our magic table, our residents have had fun trying a variety of different games and challenges which have been developed to boost physical, cognitive and social interaction.
The magic table is a series of interactive light projected games which have a positive effect on those living with dementia through the early, mid and later stages of the condition through sensory stimulation, relaxation and reminiscence.
Euro 2021 Celebrations!
Residents and staff at Tandridge Heights have been cheering on their home sides throughout the Euros. The home has been decked out with flags and residents have been enjoying all the action over the past four weeks. Everyone at the home has loved seeing Gareth’s boys progress so far.
Fans of the beautiful game at Tandridge Heights were delighted to be able to watch this year’s fixtures after the disappointment of last year’s tournament having to be postponed. Residents and staff have had a brilliant time getting together to watch the matches and celebrate with a cold beer and footie-inspired bar snacks whipped up by head chef Mel. Although England didn’t win we feel they done an amazing job getting to the final and we are all very proud.
Armed Forces Day
Tandridge Heights celebrated Armed Forces Day and were lucky enough to have a talk from two representatives from the Royal British Legion. Many of our residents were themselves members of the armed forces, which made the day very interesting and really special.
We know the importance of supporting our local community and hold monthly groups, specifically for those living with dementia or caring for a loved one.
Our PAT dog will be joining us every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – everyone is welcome!