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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Angela MacQuillin

I have been the Activities Co-Ordinator for Cherry Blossom manor Since October 2014. Before this I worked for 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 can be found socialising with friends or volunteering in local groups.

My role within the home is to promote independence and well being for residents, family and staff. This is done by meeting their mental, physical and social well-being including self esteem 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 our home

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Valentine's Day

Residents, loved ones and staff members released balloons with messages to loved ones on Valentine's Day. Everyone also enjoyed a chocolate fountain with fruit in the morning.

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Mad Hair Day

We hosted a 'Mad Hair Day' to raise money for St Michael's Hospice. Everyone had lots of fun!

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Going Bananas

Residents and staff had fan with bananas, chocolate and smarties – some even got very messy. This activity is good for dexterity, sensory, social and even sequencing.

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Dot to Dot

Ann is enjoying a one-to-one session with Kathleen. Practicing dot to dots helps with sequencing and dexterity, plus enables conversation and reminiscence along the way.

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Movie Afternoon

Residents, Alice, can be seen here enjoying some popcorn during our movie afternoon. We watched 'Love Me Tender', an Elvis film to celebrate the King's birthday. The film was followed by a singalong and discussion about our thoughts of Elvis as an actor. 

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Reminiscence Session

Residents have been enjoying cooking-themed reminiscence sessions. We laid out some resources on the table and had a discussion about what each was used for whilst enjoying a cup of tea and biscuits.

Upcoming events

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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.

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Coffee Mornings

Come along to enjoy a friendly chat over a hot drink, biscuits and cake.

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01256 441 575

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am-8pm

All other calls 01256 886 436

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