Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jo-Anne Hennessy
Hello my name is Jo-Anne, I'm the Lead Activities coordinator here at Cherry Trees Care Home. I have been working in the care industry for around 20 years. I've been at Cherry Trees since 2017 as a Senior Carer on Memory Lane and Young at Heart. I have built up lovely relationships with both the residents and their families. I am very passionate about activities because I love seeing the joy it brings on residents faces.
My goal is to help the residents in the home live life to the full.
We provide a range of activities to cover all abilities at Cherry Trees and welcome any suggestions you may have to help improve our residents lives, please feel free to come and see me at any time with your ideas and suggestions. I look forward to meeting you.
Activities at Cherry Trees
Our activities team are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we support by organising group and individual social events for anyone and everyone to participate in. There are regular outings in the minibus to nearby places of interest, including the local theatre, as well as visits from Pat dogs, musicians and entertainers. We also host bingo, quiz and knitter natter afternoons that we encourage relatives and the local community to attend. Our Gentleman's Club is also open to non-residents every Thursday afternoon from 2:30pm, join us for a tipple of your choice, we have plenty of snacks and chats. For the ladies, our beauty salon provides; hairdressing and nail pampering, you too can enjoy a drink and some well-deserved 'me' time. Activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Cherry Trees is fun and active.
Life at Cherry Trees Care Home
Stay Home & Stay Safe
We're sending a message to everyone to 'stay home and stay safe'. Our new sign stands loud and proud outside the home with a rainbow of colours to brighten hearts. On behalf of all staff and residents at Cherry Trees Care Home; we send our love and thanks.
The staff at Cherry Trees Care Home wanted to say a big "Thank you" to their lovely General Manager; Debbie Osborne, for ordering them a special Domino's Pizza delivery. It was a much appreciated surprise and a welcome break to their busy schedule - thanks again Debbie.
Daily Treats Trolley
Our amazing activities coordinator; Jo-Anne has created a superb trolley stocked with delicious treats and drinks to keep the staff ‘happy and hydrated’ as they work hard going through all the extra hours needed to support each other and the residents at Cherry Trees. We can’t thank you enough…chocolate is always welcome!
A Big 'Thank You' from all at Cherry Trees
The residents and staff at Cherry Trees would like to send a big THANK YOU! to both TK Maxx, Redditch and our local Waitrose in Alcester.
TK Maxx delivered two boxes full of delicious goodies to the home on Friday 20th March which was an extremely unexpected surprise. The home manager Debbie decided to re-gift the contents to our hardworking staff members who have over the past few weeks gone above and beyond and will in the coming months continue to do so.
We were also pleased to receive a 'bucket full' of fresh flowers today from Waitrose. This beautiful gift helped brightened our residents rooms and the home became full of the sweet aroma of flowers.
We have been amazed at the generosity of others - thank you once again.
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Our 'Young At Heart' and 'Memory Lane' community residents were treated to an authentic afternoon tea of fancy cakes and finger sandwiches this Mother's Day, all severed on bone china cups, saucers and plates. Our activities and care teams helped some residents create beautiful flowering baskets for display around the home. Taking the time to sit and chat to these wonderful, strong ladies about their families and reading the messages of love they had received at such a difficult time was real privilege on this very special day.
St Patrick's Day Celebrations
Cherry Trees Care Home celebrated St Patrick's Day with Irish themed arts and crafts, quizzes and word search. The residents were treated to an Irish inspired menu washed down with green lemonade and Baileys. Some residents and staff enjoyed having shamrocks and the flag of Ireland painted on their faces bringing smiles all round.