Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tracy Harrison-Tarr
Tracy is our new Head of Activities here at Wimborne. Tracy started at Wimborne as a carer and then worked alongside Lynn, our previous Head of Activities, who has now retired.
Tracy works hard ensuring that residents stay active and enjoy all the activities at the home, and is excited by her position. She has lots of new ideas to bring to the residents at Wimborne.
Tracy and her team look forward to providing a selection of events and new clubs for the residents to participate in and enjoy.
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 Wimborne Care Home
Wimborne's Talent Show
Residents and staff all had a wonderful afternoon performing and showing off their talents which included; Singing, magic tricks, duets, Irish whistle playing, trying to break marshmallow world record and baton twirling.
After all performances residents and staff clapped for their favourites. The winners all received a prize!
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Staff dressed up as the characters of the famous story whilst residents enjoyed a Mad Hatter tea party with all the trimmings and hilarity whilst memorable quotes from the story were recalled by all the staff and residents.
Residents enjoyed a fun-filled day following a treasure map and finding a chest full of treats to enjoy. There were lots of fun games and Jolly Roger songs.
104th Birthday Celebrations
Wimborne were delighted to be able to celebrate one of our residents, who reached the grand age of 104.
Our Activities Coordinator has asked the local community to help us obtain 104 birthday cards for Doreen. We could not believe the response from the local community, businesses and from people afar as Canada.
The local primary school also joined in with the celebrations, with a couple of songs and flowers. In the afternoon, the Meridian News came and interviewed Doreen, who said she couldn’t believe she had made it on to TV at the age of 104.
International Dance Day
We had a lovely afternoon of music and dance. One of our bank members of staff, who is a professional dancer, came and performed a tap and jazz dance.
Staff and residents then joined in with a bit of dancing to some of their favourites songs which included 'Jail House Rock', 'Achy-Breaky Heart' and 'Riverdance'.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed a visit from their sponsored donkey, Rusty, and his friend, Ollie.
It had been the first time that residents have had the pleasure of meeting Rusty, who comes from the Donkey Sanctuary on Hayling island.
Rusty and Ollie had a stroll around the home, putting their heads through residents' bedroom doors and windows for a pat and introduction.
The visit was a real hit and brought many a smile.