Meet our Activities Coordinator, Deborah Thomas
I am an experienced Activities Coordinator. I have been in this role for the last four years and have worked in residential, nursing and EMI settings, in both care homes and the community.
I feel it is important for care homes to promote independence and allow residents to continue with previous hobbies and interests, as well as encouraging new experiences.
My particular interest is in arts and crafts.
Activities at Caldy Manor
Our Activities Coordinators work together to provide daily activities suited to the tastes of residents. We encourage those we support to continue with any hobbies whilst they stay at home. We also hold group activities, such as exercise to music, sing-alongs, craft sessions and visits to local places of interest. There are also evening events, including cheese & wine evenings and race nights. We keep families up-to-date through our newsletter and notices that can be found across the home. Family and friends are always welcome to join in!
Life at Caldy Manor Care Home
Caldy Manor welcomed Bonham’s Auctioneers to our very own ‘Antiques Roadshow’. Visitors and residents brought along antiques to be valued by experts. We had a very interesting afternoon learning about ceramics and jewellery.
Staff put their heart & soul into Valentine's day at Caldy Manor this year. A special visitor in the shape of a heart brought not only smiles but delicious chocolates for every resident.
Hannah Roberts, General Manager said "Love was in the air throughout the day, I am very proud of the activities team as well as carers at Caldy Manor as residents really did enjoy the event which also featured one of our favourite entertainers in the afternoon, ‘The Gee Jays’ who sang many of our favourite tunes"
"Zoolab" introduces Percy the Python to residents
"Zoolab" the ethical hands-on animal encounter specialists brought Percy the Python to Caldy Manor. Percy was a big hit with many residents who were interested in his feeding habits and the care required for such a creature. Resident Ambassador, Norman Carr bravely held the Python.and commented "I would never have imagined I would be so close to a Python, let alone hold one" It is safe to say Caldy will be welcoming Percy and the other animals back later in the year.
Residents receive Knitted Love
Residents were delighted to receive a special gift from St Bridget’s Church jointly with Caldy Church: Church of the Resurrection & All Saints, in the shaped of beautifully knitted blankets from the churches knit and natter group. Members of the Churches have worked hard, together to create the colourful blanket to keep them warm during the winter months.
Representative, Peggy Dodd visited Caldy Manor to present Residents with their blankets. Resident, Edith Bywater said, ” I am looking forward to using my blanket. The colours are just what I would have chosen.” The church group are very much involved in the day to day activities at Caldy manor. Staff and residents appreciate all their hard work.
Caldy Manor supports "Children in Need" Charity
Staff and Residents at Caldy Manor recently took part in a fun-filled day of activities to raise funds for Children in Need. The home held a ‘Duck sweepstake’ for staff and an competitive game of bingo for Residents. With staff wearing their PJs for the day with a small donation, an impressive £40.00 raised for the charity. Resident, Edith Bywater was the winner and received a trophy and teddy bear.
Charlotte Aspinall, General Manager, said: “Taking part in children in need has been a huge amount of fun and everyone at the home has been behind us all the way. It’s for such an important cause. I’m very glad to be able to do my bit to raise further awareness and money for the charity.”
Home Hosts Lasting Power of Attorney Evening Talk
Caldy Manor Care Home recently hosted a lasting power of attorney talk as they welcomed, Hillyer McKeown Law firm. The talk supported residents, relatives and members of the local community to this informative evening talk on Lasting Power of Attorney.
Residents, relatives and their guests had the chance to meet a local solicitor Matthew O’Brien from Hillyer McKeown law firm, to gain a further understanding of the various aspects regarding Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills and Inheritance Tax. They were also welcomed to ask questions and offered one to one advice.
Charlotte Aspinall, General Manager said: “We welcomed the team at Hillyer McKeown to Caldy Manor for their dedication and excellent guidance to families through often complicated and emotional process.”