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
Diamond Wedding Celebrations
They met in 1955 in Buckland Congregational Church in Portsmouth, where they were both Sunday school teachers
They spent many years travelling with the RAF, living in Malta, Italy, Germany and Singapore. Along came their son, Paul, in 1969.
They decided to settle in Normandy, France, in 2001 with their beloved Golden Retriever, until March 2020, when Cynthia moved into Denmead Grange
Due to current visiting restrictions, staff set up a Skype call so they could be reunited
60th Birthday Celebrations
Today, we celebrated Cynthia and Mac's 60th anniversary! They were connected virtually through Skype and both received their gifts and cards for each other! Our Second Chef, Kate, made them both a gorgeous cake to celebrate! Cynthia and Mac were both delighted with their chance to connect for such a special day.
Residents have created a wish tree for when lockdown ends. Wishes included seeing families, spending time with grandchildren and going for a long country drive.
Residents from our Memory Lane community decorated pots and planted flowers to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show Week.
VE Day Celebrations
We enjoyed a live performance on the TV from singer, Caroline, for VE Day. She was fantastic, and she got to chat to each resident after her performance.
Messages of Kindness
The local Denmead Beavers have been writing letters and painting pictures for our residents during the lockdown. They are very much welcomed, and some new friendships have been made