Meet our Activities Coordinator, Penny Allen
Hello, my name is Penny and I am the lead activities co-ordinator here at Alice Grange. I have been working in the care industry for over 7 years now. I started as a support worker but have specialised in activities over 4 years ago. I am very passionate about activities because I love seeing the joy it brings on resident’s faces. My goal is to help the residents in our home live life to the full. In order to be able to do this, it is so important for me to build relationships with both the residents and the families and learn more about those living in our home.
We have a range of activities on offer at Alice Grange, but if you ever have any questions or suggestions then please come and see me!
Activities at our home
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at Alice Grange Care Home
We have had a delivery of handmade Easter cards today from local children—one for every resident! They were kindly delivered by Joy, Isabella and Rosie Moore-Smith, plus Daisy the Dog!
Flower Arranging Session
Flower arranging is a regular activity at Alice Grange as well as our weekly garden club. We are looking forward to being able to use the flowers from the garden for our arrangements.
Elvis Visited Alice Grange
Elvis was in the house singing all our residents favourite songs. This really goes down well with family friends and all of our residents. We were hoping for Andy Otley to return in April or May, but have had to cancel.
Tania Honey Performs
Tania Honey is one of our residents, staff and relatives favourite performers who come here to Alice Grange - we always have a full house when Tania is in the home!! Residents love to sing along and get up to have a dance!
Visit to Kesgrave High School
Residents of Alice Grange care home were very kindly invited to a tea party at Kesgrave High School to meet some of the Health and Social care students! The residents had a great time meeting the students and were very well looked after with tea, coffee and some sweet treats. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Residents are Keeping Fit at Alice Grange!
Residents are enjoying keeping fit at Alice Grange with our Armchair Exercise classes that take place every week. These classes help to keep mobility and build up strength. Residents, visitors and staff all join in with the classes and there are variations depending on which level you are at.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Everybody is welcome to come to our Monthly Memory Café. This takes place on the last Thursday every month from 2.30pm-4pm. For more information, please give us a call.