Meet our Activities Coordinator, Angela MacQuillin
I have been the Lifestyle Manager for Cherry Blossom manor Since October 2014. Before this I worked for the local authority for 12 years as part of a team for behaviour support and child protection.
I am a sociable person and, between my family and work, I can be found hanging out with friends or volunteering in local groups.
My role within the home involves promoting independence and well-being for residents, family and staff. This is done by meeting their mental, physical and social needs.
Activities at Cherry Blossom Manor
Activities at Cherry Blossom Manor are delivered using the whole home approach, where there is never a dull moment. Our Activities team take great care to make sure that our residents, resident’s families and staff’s physical, mental, and social well-being are taken into account. Whether it is a group session or a personal-centred activity you can be certain it is meeting a need.
We have our regular activities such as Scrabble Club, Bingo, Zumba, Gardening Club, Movie Time, family support meetings, Residents meetings and many more. We are also known for our theme days where the whole home likes to dress up. We have even been known in the past to go for a drive in the minibus in our costumes!
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 Cherry Blossom Manor Care Home
Fun with Filters
After a live event with Damien Bailey, residents and staff at Cherry Blossom Manor have been having fun with cameras and filters.
Residents and staff enjoyed a BBQ cooked by our kitchen staff during our Summer Fête. Sue and her husband enjoyed reminiscing whilst singing along to the live music.
Residents got busy decorating cakes for their cake stall to be held at their summer fete.
Masterclass in Crafts
We recently spent the afternoon taking part in a masterclass crafting session, where residents made a selection of arts and crafts to sell at our Summer Fete in late July. The final pieces were amazing!
Flower Fun in the Sun
With all the great weather we have been having, our residents have spent a lot of time enjoying our beautiful gardens. We recently spent one afternoon walking around the grounds, looking at all the wonderful flowers on display with some of our residents even naming the flowers.
Residents were delighted to be back on the canal with our friends at Accessible Boating. Not only did we enjoy seeing the crew; we also fell in love with this year’s ducklings. While on board we had a picnic and a quiz on nature. Residents even had a chance to steer the boat.
Don't Dine Alone
We are inviting local elderly people to join us for fish and chips on Fridays. Meal times are between 12:30 and 13:30.