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
Christmas at Wheatlands
Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir joined us for mince pies and mulled wine and sang some festive carols.
Staff and residents enjoyed a pretend wedding for one of our staff members, which included a sit down meal and entertainment.
Out & About
Our lovely residents enjoyed a trip to Ludlow in our minibus to the local food hall.
Residents and staff took their monthly trip around the world to Spain. Staff dressed up and residents enjoyed a performance from the local belly dancers with some tasty Spanish food and drinks.
Barchy Bear's Rhyme Time
A local nursery visited our Barchy Bear Rhyme Time session, and there were plenty of smiles all round.
Vintage Dementia Café
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.
Meet the Management
Everyone is welcome at these regular social events, with a variety of light refreshments always on offer.
We know meal times can be lonely for older people.
Fancy a cuppa?
We have a room that is available for free to hire to charities and local community groups.