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.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Beeston View Memory Lane Community

Musical journey with English National Ballet

We celebrated Last Night of the Proms virtually with members of English National Ballet’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Gavin Sutherland.

We listened and danced along as members of the orchestra took us on a magical, musical journey. English National Ballet Philharmonic is made up of many of the country’s top musicians, and boasts considerable experience in all forms of music-making. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company, this special concert got our feet tapping, arms waving and hearts singing!

It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.

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Dog competition

Our Residents of Beeston View had a very enjoyable afternoon judging the cutest, cuddliest and cheekiest dogs belonging to staff and carers at Beeston View. The winning dogs (via their very proud owners received a certificate and more importantly for them, some tasty treats!

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World Photography Day

To mark World Photography Day, staff and residents at Barchester’s Iddenshall Hall were treated to a live streaming photography masterclass courtesy of top professional photographer, Damian Bailey before getting behind the lens to capture their own photographs. It was a fun filled afternoon for everyone.

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Virtual trip to Beluga Whale Sanctuary

We took a wonderful virtual trip to Iceland and visited the SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary to have an inside look into the daily care of their two resident beluga whales: Little White and Little Grey.

Our residents were introduced to the history of the Beluga Whale Sanctuary and learnt more about its mission to provide a more natural home for belugas in human care with a first-hand look at how the dedicated team are not only caring for the whales, but preparing for their future in the sea sanctuary!

It was an enjoyable event for everyone, learning more about the amazing beluga whales and how they are cared for at the sanctuary.

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Tang-tastic pies for afternoon tea!

Residents of our Memory Lane community enjoyed rolling up their sleeves as they set about to make tang-tastic mini lemon meringue pies to accompany their afternoon tea.  Residents donned their chef hats and aprons to create truly delicious mouth-watering pies, worthy of a place in the ‘Great British bake Off!’

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The sound of music

Residents enjoy the sound of music!  Residents were pleasantly surprise when a member of the home maintenance team popped by during their arts and crafts session to show them an old accordion that had been stored in a box, apparently the accordion is steeped in history as has links to the military during the war.

Whilst the accordion is in need of a little repair, it still has a good sound and were intrigued to learn more and test their skills at playing!

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Upcoming events

September 2021

There's lots of fun filled activities planned throughout September!

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!