Ann Clack has been an Activities Coordinator at Gracewell of Bookham care home since February 2020.
We spoke to her about her role. This is what she told us:
“I have the most wonderful job. Whilst I organise the activities for the weeks and months ahead, I also play a major role in making sure activities run smoothly, are stimulating and provide the residents with the opportunity to have fun and socialise.
“Getting up and going to work every day to make people smile and give purpose to their daily lives is a challenge, but a challenge that is so worthwhile and rewarding; not only for residents but for me too. I try to bring the fun factor in everything I do and I know that this is appreciated by them.
“I get to learn so much about the residents; their life stories, likes and dislikes. Sometimes they make me emotional but for the most part they make me smile. No two days are the same; the team at Gracewell as a collective are constantly thinking of new ways to entertain them and provide them with variety.”
Harry Garston, General Manager at Gracewell of Bookham, said:
“Ann is someone who lives and breathes our core values. Not only does she always raise the spirits of our residents but also of our team members too. Nothing is too much for Ann when it comes to engaging our residents. We are proud to have her as part of our team.”
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