Meet our Activities Coordinator, Claire Oliver
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 Wheatlands Care Home
We all enjoyed Christmas Day here at Wheatlands. Merry Christmas!
Residents and staff enjoyed dressing up for Elf Day and raising awareness for people affected by dementia.
We held a virtual Santa's Grotto this year for our local schools.
Residents enjoyed pinning the feather on the turkey for Thanksgiving. We sat and discussed what we were thankful for and created a beautiful display to celebrate,
Residents and the activities team created the most amazing display for Remembrance Sunday on the 8th November. The poppies were hand made from tissue paper and felt.
Residents enjoyed creating a display board to celebrate Diwali on the 14th November. Everyone had lots of fun!