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
Our garden visits are really popular reuniting residents with their families. There were lots of air hugs and blowing of kisses. Here we have one of our residents who recently celebrated her 90th birthday.
Scrabble is a really good activity for our residents' intellectual and social needs. Although we now have Scrabble on our larger than life board in smaller groups due to social distancing, its always fun for our residents to join in.
Knit & Natter
We have been busy with our Knit and Natter group. Our ongoing project is to make flowers and butterflies. Here is one of our residents concentrating on trying to crotchet a butterfly.
This is a really good social activity, which we have now been able to resume with all social distancing in place. Our ladies really look forward to this weekly activity.
We'll Meet Again
We made a mood board and played Vera Lynn's lovely songs throughout the day whilst reading quotes from her book, 'Keep Smiling Through - My Wartime Story'. Watching the funeral and the spitfire flypast on TV was very emotional for all.
Everyone has lots of fun celebrating Father's Day here at Alice Grange!
International Nurses' Day
On 12th May 2020, we celebrated International Nurses' Day, and all of our nurses at Alice Grange received a fun medal and a Krispie Cream doughnut.
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.