With Christmas rapidly approaching and lots of fun things planned for the residents, team members at Ashlyn Care Home thought some extra support may be helpful over the festive period. The successful ‘Activity Champion’ will help to lift spirits and introduce a variety of entertaining things for the residents to see and do over the course of the month.
Interviews were held at the care home on Friday, but no-one was able to successfully demonstrate the experience needed to fulfil the fun and festive timetable. This was until the final candidate walked in. Home Manager Matt and his deputy, Sheila, were very impressed with the plans they had prepared and the experience the candidate had in the field, so Mr Elf was offered the role!
He will help to bring new and exciting activities to the residents throughout December and may even cause some mischief along the way.
Most of the people living at Ashlyn love celebrating Christmas as the home gets a makeover and there is a lovely family atmosphere. Christmas also helps with reminiscence, bringing back many fond memories from their childhood and special events with their families.
With the care home starting to take shape and Mr Elf now an official team member, residents are excited to get going with the festive celebrations. We look forward to seeing what Mr Elf gets up to and the activities he brings to the residents at Ashlyn.