Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jo Eland

My name is Jo and I'm the Activities Coordinator at Cheshire Grange and am very excited by this role.

I started working at Cheshire Grange in May 2015 on Reception before stepping into the role of Hostess and finding I loved the interaction with the residents. It is important to me to listen to the residents likes and dislikes and I plan to deliver, as far as possible, a person centred activities program that doesn't just involve the residents but will be a whole home experience. I have gained experience helping out with fundraising and event organising for a local Junior Rugby Club, the skills picked up here have been invaluable and will translate to my new role, organisation and planning being key as well as adaptability. 

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and am passionate about getting out and about and playing with my camera and if the body was more willing I would love to get out on my mountain bike.

Activities at Cheshire Grange

The activities team are constantly striving to meet the varied needs of everyone who lives in our home, offering a wide range of group and individual social events. There are regular visits from entertainers, along with craft activities, baking, games & puzzle days and pampering sessions, which fill the week. However, we can always find time for outings and just spending that little bit of special time with residents who enjoy the peace and quiet. We aim to bring the activities to the individual, whilst making it a whole home experience.

Life at our home

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Coco in Training

Coco, the family dog of one of our care team members, is in training to become a therapy dog. As part of this training, she came into visit us to see how she reacted to the fuss and attention from the residents. Coco was a model student, but she was definitely worn out by the end of the day.

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Commonwealth Games Afternoon

With the opening of the Commonwealth Games, residents celebrated with their own games afternoon. Teddy skittles proved very popular, not to mention a little competitive.

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Chair Yoga

We held our first session of chair-based yoga recently, with residents and their visitors concentrating on breathing and gentle stretches with instructor, Lisa. Everyone was feeling very calm and relaxed afterwards.

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Cheshire Dog's Home

A new stock of white fluffy towels raised the question of what to do with the older slightly frayed ones. We decided to donate them to the local dog's home and even made a trip of it. We received a very warm welcome from the staff at Cheshire Dog's Home as the residents wandered round the kennels. Afterwards, the marvellous staff took time to talk to the ladies and brought out some dogs for them to stroke and hold.

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Party Time

It was an honour to host a golden wedding anniversary party for one of our Memory Lane residents and her husband. They were joined by many members of their family and lots of friends came to wish the couple a happy anniversary.

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Year of the Dog

To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog, we had a dog-themed afternoon. Residents reminisced about old pets and took part in a canine quiz. We had some special guest visitors too: Charlie the Yorkie, Meg and Twiggy, who were all more than happy to pose for the camera.

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