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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A Walk Around the Woodlands

Residents and staff enjoyed a walk around the local woodland whilst listening to music, rounding off the afternoon with a lovely picnic.

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Beach Day

Staff and residents enjoyed a beach themed day at Wheatlands. Punch and Judy even made an appearance and there was lots of laughter!

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A Bit of Gardening

Residents are always keen to help out with a bit of gardening here at Wheatlands.

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Out & About

Residents enjoyed a visit to the local village for tea and cake and a look around the church.

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The Wheatlands Cyclethon

We hosted a cyclethon here at Wheatlands to help raise money for a regular spin class—and it was a huge success!

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Food Donations

We are supporting our local food bank by giving regular donations. Thank you to everyone who donated!

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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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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