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!
Life at Cherry Blossom Manor Care Home
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.
Residents got involved with the upkeep of our gardens by helping to paint our summer house.
The Queen's Birthday
Residents celebrated the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea and a quiz.
Residents with the help of staff celebrated Earth Day by working on the gardens. Residents from each unit also got involved in transferring fish to the fish pond.
First Indoor Visit
Cherry Blossom residents were delighted to receive their first indoor visitors after a year.
Easter at Cherry Blossom
On behalf of our residents, Nurse, Anna, received Easter cards from our community friend, Felix, and his sister, Beatrix.
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.