Meet our Activities Coordinator, Danielle King

Danielle joined us in September and already made a real impact on the activities in the home, she is full of energy and passionate about life enrichment for our residents.

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

Life at The Cedars Care Home

Resident’s personal messages

Handmade individual cards are really in many people’s thoughts this Christmas so residents decided to craft their own for family and friends this afternoon. The forest theme was very popular and we hope they bring joy to those receiving a card made at The Cedars

A beautiful setting

Pheasants are often in the grounds grazing and they look so colourful when you get close up, from the lounge and our garden rooms the views are stunning over the lawns and trees – it’s difficult to appreciate our stunning setting from just photos so do call us to arrange a virtual tour (on WhatsApp, Zoom or Facetime) or face to face visit. For personal visits we do ask you to follow our visiting protocols to protect residents and staff as we are proud to remain ‘Covid Free’!

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Cocktail and Mocktail evening

We all enjoyed and evening of cocktails and mocktails in the lounge, the drinks were served with nibbles to bring a really festive feel to the event

Stunning decorations from nature

Residents have enjoyed getting crafty and making Christmas decorations from pine cones collected from our beautiful grounds around the home – they really are eco-friendly as zero miles travelled!

Residents delight at our new visiting suite

Residents are overjoyed at The Cedars care home with the opening of a dedicated indoor visiting suite so they can continue to spend time with their loved ones. It was lovely during the summer months to meet in the garden however less comfortable in the colder weather so everyone is delighted with the new suite. We are also still supporting residents with all the calls on Skype, Facetime virtually on the home tablet.

Jo Pattison, General Manager, said: “The visiting suite has been a much welcomed development for our residents to continue to receive much looked forward to visits from their loved ones. Visits are well organised, and a lot of safety measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe. It was wonderful to see how happy it made the residents and their relatives in a warm and cosy environment.”

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Pumpkin flowers!

Flower arranging is a very popular activity at The Cedars and it was extra special this week with a Halloween twist, we used the pumpkins as the bases for the arrangements which made them look suitably ‘spooky’!