Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kim Pimbley
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m the Activities Coordinator at Appletree Grange, previous to being an Activities Coordinator I was a Carer her for over 7 years. I enjoy my role and I have some great ideas for events, entertainers and daily activities within the home to help stimulate all the residents.
Myself and the residents have regular sit downs to discuss new challenges we would like to take on and to get everyone’s ideas on what they would like to do to make sure there is something for everyone and to tailor my activities to each individuals interests.
Activities at Appletree Grange
Our Activities Coordinator is constantly arranging new activities to stimulate and catch the imagination of our residents. From visiting entertainers to a regular craft table to outings on the minibus, there is always something for our residents to keep them entertained. Our Activities Coordinator also takes the time to sit with each resident and go through a life history so they get to know what the likes and dislikes of each individual are and can tailor the activities to suit them. A monthly residents meeting is held to get the views of the residents and to get suggestions from them and their families about what they would like to do and everything that can be done to accommodate their requests is done.
Life at our home
Long Service Award
Appletree Grange is proud to present Linda Curry with her 15 year long service award. Linda is a much loved carer for our residents and regularly gets praise from both residents and families. Linda said ‘ Thank you for all your help and support over the years, I love working here’.
A Four-Legged Friend
Appletree Grange was full of animal mischief on recently when Breeze, a local pony came to visit the home after a 15-mile trot with owner, Les.
Residents at Appletree were pleasantly surprised to see their new friend roaming around their entrance.
Activities Coordinator, Kim Pimbley said: “Our residents have really enjoyed their unusual visitor today. We knew that having Breeze here would be a bit of fun for all our residents. We are always looking for new activities for the residents and today we have seen the seen the enjoyment and the therapeutic influence animals can have on people.”
Residents Enjoy Visit to Sister Home
We recently enjoyed a visit to our sister home, Harton Grange for an afternoon of friendship and conversation. We had a lovely time sewing and chatting with friends at the home and are hoping to become pen-pals to keep in touch. Conversations flowed, refreshments served and we even met with their chickens. We brought back our sown creative animals and look forward to the next visits.
The Appletree Olympics
The Appletree olympic team were in full force recently, putting their skills to the test with hook-a-duck, bowling and plenty of other fun games. All residents who participated were presented with their medals and the overall winner received a trophy.
Kayley Cares came to Appletree on 2nd April; she was fantastic and all the residents enjoyed singing and dancing along to her music.
The ponies visited Appletree for a bit of pet therapy on Friday 29th March. Residents made a fuss of them and everyone agreed that they can't wait to have them back!