Meet our Activities Coordinator, Luisa Painemilla

My work is very rewarding and it is a pleasure planning events & activities each month. I enjoy interacting with residents and learning about people’s interests, preferences and experiences.

I have worked with the elderly over five years and also for fifteen years in the social field as an Activities Coordinator for different social groups in three countries. I have a Degree in Social Integration, a Certificate in Theatrical Psychology & a Music Therapy certificate. In the past I have worked for local authorities and in a cerebral palsy home.

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 Beeston View Memory Lane Community

Hereford Cathedral tour

We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.

We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.

It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.

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World Envirnoment Day

The Residents of Beeston View ‘did their bit’ to support World Environment Day with a recycling project by using plastic bottles which were painted and filled with compost, before Residents enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine planting them up with Geraniums and hanging them in the garden for all to enjoy.

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Knowsley Safari Park

Here at Iddenshall Hall we were pleased to be able to dive into the wild safari life of Knowsley Safari and to enjoy an amazing live stream tour of the park’s grounds.

Our residents were smiling and laughing as they got up close and personal with some of the safari’s most popular animals, including giraffes and meerkats.

We had a wonderful time learning more about the animals and enjoying some live feeding demonstrations. 

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Bonsai for beginners

We have introduced our residents to a new gardening activity, small trees called "Bonsai". It was an afternoon full of interest and enjoyment in initiating them in this technique. They asked many questions and are wanting to take care of these trees and see their process even though we know it is slow but rewarding.

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A blooming afternoon

Here at Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View in Clotton, we were delighted to spend time creating a beautiful floral masterpiece to enter the #BloomingBarchester competition in partnership with Blooming Haus following their amazing virtual flower arranging masterclass. 

We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangement and we are happy to say we were impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the class to make a colourful floral design.

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V&A Ocean Liners talk

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View were treated to a photographic tour and talk about the era of ocean travel by V&A Dundee Curator, Charlotte Hale.  The presentation forms part of a series of six talks and virtual tours that V&A Dundee is hosting for Barchester Healthcare’s care homes and private hospitals across the UK.

V&A Dundee is Scotland’s design museum, it showcases Scotland’s outstanding design achievements and features world-class exhibitions alongside the permanent Scottish Design Galleries, and a changing programme of commissions, events and activities.  

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Upcoming events

Musical Moments

Musical Moments

Join us for our Musical Moments classes with Mel.

Coffee Afternoons

Coffee Afternoons

Join us and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and a selection of delicious cakes and biscuits. 

Tea and a Tour

Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

Baking Demonstrations

Baking Demonstrations

Join us for a cake baking demonstration with one of our talented chefs.

Volunteer Days

Volunteer Days

Come along and play games, chat or just enjoy an activity with our volunteers.

Monthly Mocktails

Monthly Mocktails

Join us and try your hand at mocktail making with demonstrations and lessons from our hospitality team!