Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lloyd Kingston
My name is Lloyd Kingston and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Denmead Grange. My aim every day is to put a smile on everybody’s face and have bundles of fun. I put on an innovative, outgoing range of Activities throughout the week which can improve residents educational, physical, social and mental needs.I have a keen passion for Dance and Performing and have performed in theatres and competitions across the world! I have recently been introduced into the care sector, working at a local Children’s Home here in Denmead, but I made my move to Denmead Grange early this year! I bring my passion, energy and exuberance every day in and around the home, enriching life and making memories.
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.
Life at Denmead Grange Care Home
One sunny Wednesday, we celebrated Jean’s birthday with a lovely lunch prepared by our Head Chef, Andy. Jean had a virtual video call with her family in the morning so they could wish her a happy birthday. Jean opened her presents from her friends and family, and was delighted and felt very spoilt.
Mince Pie Making
We pulled up our sleeves and floured our hands for a mince pie making afternoon! This is something our residents would usually do every year, and we don’t like to break tradition. Our mince pies were topped with a beautiful, shortcrust pastry star and they tasted yummy.
3D Snowflake Crafts
These intricate crafty snowflakes make great decorations for our home, and the residents here at Denmead Grange really enjoyed making them! They are now hanging gracefully above us in our hallways, making them even more festive than before.
We dusted our tables, powdered our rolling pins and coloured our fondant ready to decorate our Christmas cake.
Four residents joined in the dining area to complete the 3-tiered masterpiece, and we all think they did an amazing job!
Lloyd, our Activities Coordinator, certainly learnt a lot while helping out. Our Holly cake will be entered into Barchester’s Annual Christmas Cake Competition.
The Festivities Begin
The end of this month saw us push November out of the way to introduce some festive cheer.
Our residents enjoyed a full weekend of Christmas activities whilst we decorated the entire home. Our 10ft tree stands tall in the bistro and can be seen from outside.
The home looks wonderful!
Children in Need
Ahead of our Annual Duck race sweepstake for Children in Need, our Administrator, Sofia, prepared a 'Guess the Baby' game for the staff. Staff and residents could donate some money and have a go at guessing who the babies were Our winner of a beautiful Christmas hamper is our Deputy Manager, Abbie Johnston!