Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lloyd Kingston
Hi, my name is Lloyd, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Denmead.
We understand that the people we will be supporting will 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 will be dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events will be 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
Our First Resident
We were delighted to welcome our first resident, Mavis, here at Denmead Grange.
We hosted a floristry event that was attended by 16 guests, who all learned some tips from the team at Flowers by Allison in Cowplain. They demonstrated 4 designed which were available to purchase on the night, along with other goodies from her shop.
We hosted a wine tasting session in our marketing suite, which was run by Janine from Tipsy Events. Everyone had a great time!
Marketing Suite Opening
Newly appointed General Manager, Sharon Hare, recently unveiled Denmead Grange's new Marketing Suite, where she cut the ribbon to the completed part of the home with a giant pair of scissors, and toasted the opening with the team members who joined her on the day.
Sharon was joined by Rebecca Whatley, the Home Services Advisor, Susan Kureishy, the new Administration Manager, Sofia Costa, the newly appointed Administrator, and Abbie Johnston, the Deputy Manager who were all there to celebrate the marketing suite opening.
Doors opened to the community on the 2nd and 3rd of November. Guests were invited to preview the services available, and were able to enjoy a spread of sweet treats provided by the hospitality team as they discussed their care needs.
The marketing suite was fitted out by Barchester’s team of expert interior designers, and provides the local community an opportunity to see what the finished 60-bed care home will look like when the home is complete.
The marketing suite features spacious en-suite bedrooms, a lounge, an activities room and a large assisted spa bathroom, all designed with the comfort of residents in mind.
We recently marked the completion of the latest stage of Denmead Grange, where the final tile was laid.
The home will provide high-quality residential and dementia care for older people in the neighbouring community and will open its doors to residents in January 2020. It will also feature en-suite bedrooms with smart TVs, spa bathrooms, an in-house hair salon, manicured gardens, as well as a cinema and activities room. The home will also feature a “magic table”, an interactive, multi-sensory projector that will bring a bit of magic to residents living with dementia with a variety of fun, musical games.