Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jo Eland
After originally starting at Cheshire Grange in May 2015, I'm delighted to be back in the role of Activities Coordinator. It is a privilege to be in this role and spend time, getting to know our ladies and gentleman and their loved one, whilst doing all the fun things that can make such a difference to their days.
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
We celebrated Halloween by having a Children’s Fancy Dress Party, we invited staff members, children and residents' grandchildren and great grandchildren to join in the fun, including Musical Scary Faces, Pass the Parcel and Musical Goosebumps.
The residents enjoyed seeing the children in their costumes and watching them play their games. The children had a great time and enjoyed tucking into their Halloween feast.
Charity Fundraising Streak
It’s been a busy few weeks here at Cheshire Grange with lots of charity events taking place, our first event was a MacMillan Coffee Afternoon which raised £62.00.
We followed this up with a Memory Walk for The Alzheimer’s Society, staff took part in a sponsored walk around the local village before returning and taking residents around the meadow paths, we made over £100 from this event.
We then Wore It Pink with the finale of the day being a ‘Brave The Shave’ by our Activities Coordinator, over £250 has been collected to help the charity.
Bring Me Sunshine
We are very excited about our new Bring Me Sunshine initiative, and it was a true delight to bring our first official sunshine moment to one of our ladies, who will be celebrating her 99th birthday later this year.
She has always spoken with great affection of a church that her childhood home backed on to, with a little help from her daughter, a few emails and a phone call later the visit was arranged.
There were moments of great reflection, but as the memories came flooding back there were a great many smile too. The visit was made extra special by finding the entry in the marriage register from 1943.
Mad Hatters Tea Party
In celebration of local author Lewis Carroll we held a Mad Hatters Tea Party, dining rooms were transformed in to Wonderland tea rooms, with amazing teapots, playing cards, paper lanterns, bright cheerful bunting, keys and books and a marvellous spread was laid on.
There were sandwiches, rainbow tiered sponge cakes, multi-coloured butterfly cakes and brightly coloured mocktails garnished with fruits.These delights were served to residents and visitors by Alice and her friends who also gave a giant bubble blowing display.
Everyone enjoyed the day and residents were thrilled by all the colourful decorations and delicious treats.
Statham Beavers held their Thursday evening's meeting here at Cheshire Grange to help us paint some pebbles for our community pebble garden. The boys and girls had a great time getting creative and very imaginative with their designs, and then they told the residents all about thier crafts.
Events & Activities in December
There are plenty of interesting activities planned throughout December here at Cheshire Grange.
Events & Activities in November
There are lots of fun things going on throughout November here at Cheshire Grange.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.