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
Table Tennis Tournament Heats Up!
The table tennis tournament at Alice Grange has been heating up with the purchase of a new table.
Until recently our residents had been enjoying table tennis played on top of a dining table with a removable net, but with the competitive nature of the residents coming out a new table was deemed necessary. Since the new table was purchased the residents have been in full swing, playing daily and sharpening their skills.
A new competition with staff and residents all involved is coming soon!
To celebrate Harvest Festival our residents have a created a wonderful display for our lounge. Made from salt dough and representing the traditional aspects of the festival, the residents showed off their creative skills with the baking and decorating.
Residents at Alice Grange were delighted to receive a letter of thanks from her Majesty the Queen.
The letter was sent in appreciation of the splendid cake that the residents had designed and baked as part of a competition to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday. Research into the Queen's favourite type of cake and royally inspired design had clearly been appreciated at the Palace when the Queen received a photo of the cake.
The letter hangs in pride of place on the wall in the reception area of Alice Grange.
The residents at Alice Grange have learnt a new skill - flower arranging. Our wonderful activities coordinator Penny was a fully trained florist prior to joining the team at Alice Grange and has kindly led a flower arranging class for residents. Focusing on colours, height and formation the class was enjoyed by all.
Fun In The Sun
Our residents have made the most of our wonderful garden whilst the sun is still shining. Using their exercise machines, Facetiming family and relaxing with coffee and cake - all the more enjoyable in the sunshine. We are very fortunate to have such fantastic garden facilities here at Alice Grange.
Our residents at Alice Grange were really looking forward to trialing the interactive table. On the day, many residents enjoyed playing games and puzzles and there is so much more to this wonderful device.
After such a positive reaction the residents determined that they would like one purchased for the home. As such we should be taking delivery of one of these fantastic tables soon.
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.