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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Claire Oliver

Hi, my name is Claire and I am the Activities Coordinator. I have worked at the Wheatlands since February 2012 and started my career here as a Care Assistant, but when the opportunity arose to become an Activities Coordinator, I jumped at the chance. Since then, I have loved every moment and enjoy the interactions with residents.

I have a great job ensuring that residents are happy and have loads of fun in and out of the home. We have a varied weekly and monthly activities program, which includes tea parties in the Vintage Café, arts & crafts, baking, board games, quizzes, canal trips, soup lunches and visits from local entertainment, who provide live music for the residents to get up and dance to – even with some lovely wine or lager (whatever tickles your fancy!). We also have movie afternoons/evenings on our big screen TV.

Our aim at the Wheatlands is to ensure that residents are as happy as they can possibly be and enjoy living at the home.

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

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Emergency Services Visit

Emergency services personnel were rewarded for all their hard work with a bacon butty at Wheatlands.

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Employee of the Month - March

Congratulations to Administrator, Susie Oakley, who was named as the Employee of the Month for March here at Wheatlands.

Susie is a ray of sunshine; she is always on hand to support others and is continuously enthusiastic and energetic.

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Welcome, Claire!

A very warm welcome to our newest Activities Coordinator, Claire Coulson-Joy.

Claire works part time alongside Claire Oliver to provide a variety of exciting and entertaining activities for residents and their loved ones.

Her career background was in event management before she had her little boy in 2016 and, since then, she has re-trained in beauty therapy as well as dance teaching, so she has a variety of experience to bring to our team. Since starting here, Claire has loved every moment with the staff, residents and their loved ones and she hopes to be here and make lots of fantastic memories for years to come.

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Progressive Mobility

Once a month we get a visit from Julie at Progressive Mobility, who gets the residents moving with a mixture of gentle chair exercises, boxercise and netball, which are enjoyed by participants and spectators alike!

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Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir

On Tuesday 13th March, we saw the return of one of our favourite local choirs, who arrived in abundance with approximately 30 choir members. They sang their hearts out for residents and families. Unfortunately, due to the mountains of snow we received at Christmas time, we hadn’t seen these lovely gentleman for a while, so they were very warmly welcomed back. All the residents enjoyed an evening with the male voice choir, a tipple of sherry and cakes for everyone to indulge in.

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Nutrition & Hydration Week

We took part in a whole week of nutritional and hydrational awareness. This included a worldwide afternoon tea on Wednesday 14th March, which was celebrated around the globe!

Residents, families, staff and the local community were invited to join us for our afternoon tea party, where we had yummy homemade treats alongside wholesome smoothies and fruits to sample! It was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.

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Upcoming events

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Fancy a cuppa?

We have a room that is available for free to hire to charities and local community groups.

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Luncheon Club at Wheatlands

On the last Thursday of every month we will be holding a luncheon club here at Wheatlands between 1pm and 2pm.

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Sunday Lunch

We know meal times can be lonely for older people.

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Meet the Management

Everyone is welcome at these regular social events, with a variety of light refreshments always on offer.

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Vintage Dementia Café

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

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