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
Our Divisional Winners
Congratulations to Ali Mather, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Ali is a finalist in the Home Administration Champion category and has been invited to attend an awards ceremony on 8th October, where he will find out if he has won overall.
Also, well done to James Mitchell, who has been named as Divisional Winner in the Chef of the Year category.
A Refreshing Treat
Due to the COVID-19 rules in place, Gigi, the General Manager of Cherry Blossom Manor, presented the ambulance crew with reuseable water flasks filled with cool filtered water for their journey home.
There's nothing like a little light exercise in the fresh air to awaken our brains!
National Chocolate Day
Residents were pre-baking ready for our celebration of National Chocolate Day. It was a fun day!
A Sweet Donation
Cherry Blossom volunteer, Ian Josey, Kindly delivered cakes to our admin team for staff as a thank you in these new times.
One of our residents enjoyed a one to one Wellbeing Session in his room. During these Covid19 times, and as part of Mental health Awareness week this week, CBM are focusing on the Wellbeing and mental health of all residents and staff.
This particular resident has fond memories of deep sea fishing. He started his session by enjoying fish and chips in a takeaway box, followed by a reminiscence session talking about his fishing trips, and how it made him feel.
The session ended with a sensory activity with the projector wheel of tropical fish, using ocean breeze oil, and playing a relaxing CD of sounds of the sea.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along to enjoy a friendly chat over a hot drink, biscuits and cake.
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.