“A day in the life” with the Activities and Wellbeing Team at Mayfield View
Here at Mayfield View we have a delightful array of characters amongst our residents, with many enjoying our regular activities such as prize bingo, exercise classes, hair and nails in the salon and most residents absolutely love our weekly boules and archery tournaments!! I think if I were to say that we were going bungee jumping, there would certainly be a queue of residents waiting for their turn.
We have a minimum of two activities each day from quizzes, crafts sessions, group talks – the list is truly endless! We recently togged up in our dressing gowns for ‘facial yoga’ before bed in our in-home spa which we lit with fairy lights. We have also been showing some of our favourite films in our purpose built cinema, including classics such as ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Titanic’ and ‘Gladiator’ and more recently incorporating tasting sessions for cheese, wine, chocolate and teas from around the world in our activities timetables. The fun doesn’t end after the activities session though, we encourage residents to step outside of their comfort zone and join in with whatever they can, and to whatever degree they choose to, whether that be full participation or sitting and watching the activity.
As Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, my main objective is to get residents making things independently, playing games and to get everyone together to have a laugh and get to know one another. We are all part of the Mayfield family and I want all residents to feel a part of the community.
I am extremely grateful to the fabulous carers at Mayfield View who continue to assist the wellbeing team by helping to build atmosphere around the activities and by specifically nursing individuals who need support in order to join in – thank you. I am so proud to be part of such a lovely team.
– Marilyn Preston, Wellbeing Co-Ordinator