Activities at Bryn Ivor Lodge Care 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.

Enriching life
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Anna Przybylska

Lead Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Anna and I am the Lead Activities Co-ordinator in Bryn Ivor Lodge.

I have a degree In Tourism & Hotel Management, with specialisation in Organising Events & Activities’. I have also finished several courses and training to be able to deliver excellent activities that would work best in care settings.

I have begun my career as Activities Co-ordinator over 15 years ago and gained really good experience working in various care settings.

I am very compassionate about my job and I take great pleasure in helping others and seeing people happy. My main priority is to provide activities tailored to the needs of our Residents. I always make sure all our Residents feel included and interested in the activities our home provides. Nothing is too much trouble for me and I hope our Residents and their family and friends will spend many memorable moments enjoying the activities and events we provide.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Bryn Ivor Lodge Care Home

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Pudding Club

Wow, you won't believe how amazing this month's Pudding Club was! Our residents were spoilt for choice with a mouth-watering selection of puddings. One of our residents, Mair, while enjoying her fourth pudding exclaimed, "No dinner for me tonight!". The choices this month were Bara Brith, Welsh Cakes, Biscoff No-Bake Cheesecake, Orange Jelly with cream, Coffee Choux Buns and our Activities Coordinator Anna even prepared a Polish pudding called Budyń! While we were enjoying this massive selection of delicious puddings we had James the violinist playing some well-known tunes in the background.

And the winner of our Pudding Club competition this month was…. (drumrolls please!)… Biscoff No-Bake Cheesecakes and Welsh Cakes joint 1st place! 

But wait, there's more! We were privileged to have Councillors Rhian Howells and Kate Thomas from Newport City Council

visit us. They took the time to sit down and chat with our residents, and even went on a lovely walk around our beautiful home. It was truly an exciting and memorable event for everyone involved!

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Music and Movement Classes with Local Parents and their babies

The power of a single picture is truly remarkable. Today's session with Ranntastic was a testament to this fact. The images captured tell a million positive stories, and we feel incredibly fortunate to welcome these wonderful parents and their little ones each week. Our residents simply can't get enough of the cuddles, and Lisa, the owner of Ranntastic, keeps them engaged with her beautiful singing and dancing to nursery rhymes and timeless classics.

It's truly a beautiful thing to see how much love and joy can be spread through such simple and innocent interactions.

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Celebrating 200 years of Cadbury

As we celebrate two centuries of shared memories as part of the nation, Cadbury generously donated £200,000 to Alzheimer's Research UK. Today we learned more about their efforts to find a cure for dementia and preserve cherished memories. During Dementia Action Week, our residents had the opportunity to participate in an exciting virtual event with Cadbury, delving into the chocolate giant's remarkable 200-year history, and enjoying a nostalgic trip down memory lane with some of the nation's favourite chocolates. The event was live-streamed on YouTube, accompanied by a delightful tasting session of various Cadbury chocolates, a chocolate fountain, and Cadbury hot chocolate. Thank you Cadbury UK!

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Classic Car Show

Wow, what an incredible event!

South Wales Classic Car Club put on another fantastic Classic Car Show at the stunning Bryn Ivor Lodge. The club members arrived in style, driving their vintage beauties including a jaw-dropping Ford Capri, a sleek Toyota MR2, a powerful Mustang, and even a luxurious Rolls Royce! Our lucky residents had the chance to chat with the owners and learn about the fascinating history behind each car. It was an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!

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Easter Party

Our Easter Tea Party was absolutely delightful! The atmosphere was so elegant as we mingled and chatted, a talented harpist, Yasmin, filled the air with the most beautiful and enchanting music. We sipped on tea and indulged in glasses of wine while enjoying each other's company. It was truly a memorable and enjoyable event!

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Music and Movement with Ranntastic Baby Group

Our music and movement class with Ranntastic company was truly wonderful! We had the pleasure of hosting a group of charming moms and their little ones, and Lisa from Rantastic led the group with some well-known nursery rhymes that got us all moving.

After the class, we took some time to enjoy some tea and chat, and of course, lots of cuddles.

The benefits of bringing children to care homes are countless. It not only combats loneliness but also brings back memories and builds new friendships.

Children who visit the elderly learn valuable social skills and develop respect for older generations, while the elderly receive joy and love from the little ones.

Lisa will run her music and movement classes every Friday between 11.30am-12.15pm so please visit us and join in the fun!

Upcoming events

Age UK Coffee and Memory Bus

Join us for a Coffee and a Cake as Age UK runs an advice clinic at our home.

Coffee Club

Come and join us every last Thursday of the month for a Coffee and a Catch up.