Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jo Varey
Jo is the lead activities co-ordinator and has worked at Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as a Care Assistant. In 2018 she moved to the activities team, and she bring a wealth of knowledge into her role.
Jo brings great enthusiasm and spark to Tennyson Wharf. Jo and her team are delivering an amazing, vibrant activities programme to cater to all tastes and abilities, and it is their passion to ensure that residents, family, friends are left happy and content and very much looking forward to the next activity!
Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at our home
A Dream Come True...
One of our residents, Beatrice had always wanted to ride in a side car of a motorbike, so staff at the home made her wish a reality. Beatrice, aged 100, has lived at Tennyson Wharf for nearly a year and is beloved by staff and residents alike. Staff at the home were delighted to be a part of making her dream come true, as they knew how much it meant to her, and they all wanted to be there to see the smile on Beatrice’s face.
Staff first found out about Bea’s dream a few weeks ago and they have been dedicated to helping her achieve it. Beatrice recalled about how she used to ride in her Father’s sidecar when she was a child and longed to go in one again!
In response to this wonderful surprise, Beatrice, said: “I was on the verge of tears. It is such an amazing feeling to know that such a loving group of people care so much about me that they helped me to live out a dream – and I didn’t even ask.”
Richard Pindani, General Manager at the home, said: “We want everyone we care for to know how important they are to us here at Tennyson Wharf. It was so nice to see how happy Beatrice was – and the staff loved being a part of this as well. We would also like to say thank you to Dave and Val from the riders branch of the Royal British Legion for helping us to realise Beatrice’s dream.”
Visit from our local school!
Residents at Tennyson Wharf love when children visit the home. Pictured here are some of the pupils from one of our local schools who visit the residents on a fortnightly basis. Today, we all had fun doing craft activities!
Birds of Prey at Tennyson Wharf
Our residents were amazed to meet some magnificent birds of prey when Derek and his birds visited us at Tennyson Wharf. One of our residents absolutely loves owls and was delighted to be able to meet, pet and hold one!
Our fabulous cooking club at Tennyson Wharf have been busy making scones for everybody to enjoy! Our residents loved getting their hands messy and then enjoying these tasty treats.