Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lloyd Kingston
My name is Lloyd and I’m the Head of Life Enrichment here at Denmead Grange Care Home. My role is to compose an inclusive weekly programme full of activities and events for my residents to enjoy.
Enriching the lives of my residents is my goal; I connect with the local community to organise social events, I drive our Mini-bus and take residents on day trips and I liaise with close family and friends to find out what each resident’s hobbies and interests are to create a person centered programme.
Each activity I deliver is created to stimulate the residents mental, physical and nutritional wellbeing whilst having bundles of fun.
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we won’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our activities team is dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Denmead Grange Care Home
International Day of the Joke
Life at Denmead Grange is always full of laughter and fun and to celebrate International Joke Day resident's gathered in the lounge where our Head of Life Enrichment, Lloyd, hosted Friday's comedy afternoon. we asked staff, residents and the community for their favorite jokes, to be judged at the event and the best joker is definitely Fred's son Nick! Thank you everyone for your wonderful jokes, our residents absolutely loved them!
During the afternoon we also watched sketches and skits from classic comedians including Morecombe and Wise, The Two Ronnies, The Vicar of Dibley and Only Fools and Horses. As you can see by the photos, the residents were cackling with laughter!
£150 raised for Alzheimer's Society
Last month during Dementia week we held a coffee morning in aid of Alzheimer’s society, we had some amazing cakes made by our chefs and were also donated some incredibly tasty cakes too.
The coffee morning was a great success raising just over £150 and was enjoyed by everyone that attended and today we were pleased to present the funds to Andy from the Alzheimer's Society who was over the moon with the amount raised.
Rosemary was really happy to present the cheque, and said "what a great morning it was, we must do another one again soon".
Dave makes the news
We are very proud that the Portsmouth News decided to print a photograph of Dave at our Royal Jubilee Party. Dave got up and sang with Kim G our entertainer to the delight of everyone who attended.
Denmead Lunch Club Celebrates the Jubilee and invites us to attend
2 of our residents, Bea and Nancy and I were invited to the Denmead Lunch Club party and had a feast fit for the Queen and we all raised a glass to toast her majesty. Bea said “it was lovely to be invited and to meet so many new people” Suzie who organises the lunch club was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to say thank you for all she does for the community
Earlier this year, we held a raffle for the lunch club and raised £165 so it was nice to see it being used to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Celebrating the Royal Jubilee
Denmead Grange celebrated the Jubilee in style, we put out all the decorations the residents had made in the weeks preceding the Jubilee and we sat outside and had a fantastic meal with our residents and their families.
Entertainment was provided by the singer Kim G and our resident Dave who got up and sang too, everyone enjoyed themselves singing along to the songs and Fred got up and danced with Abby our general manager.
Our resident Tony said “it was so lovely to be outside with our families to celebrate such a wonderful occasion and see everyone joining in and having fun”
Jubilee flower arranging competition - the results are in
The residents really enjoyed our flower arrangement competition, it was a close run competition with Carol coming first, closely followed in second place by Ann and Cathy in 3rd.
Sheryl who is an experienced florist based in Fareham, judged the competition and said "it was a difficult decision as the arrangements were all so good and there were just a couple of points between the winner and the rest of the entrants" Carol was over the moon to win and said "I can't believe it, I never win anything"
Denmead Grange Summer Fete
Come and join us at our summer fete where we will be raising money for local charities there will be entertainment, arts and crafts and refreshments