Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lucie Hardy

My name is Lucie, I joined Dudwell St Mary in August 2020 as one of the Activity coordinators.

I have 10 years previous experience working in a care home. I enjoy the interaction with the residents and have built good relationships with them. My sole purpose is to make a positive contribution to their day. We offer many group sessions and also one to one for those who prefer or need this.

We have a fun atmosphere and make sure every resident is involved in our activities.

Activities at Dudwell St Mary

Our activity coordinator provides our home with a fun-packed weekly programme to engage all residents. Past activities include bread making, pottery, knitting, and card making. Not only do we run regular exercise programmes for the residents but we also have our regular entertainers come in to entertain our residents and their families. The activity coordinator visits residents on a one-to-one basis, for a chat, manicure and hand massage. The activity co-ordinator said "Residents love the one-to-ones and especially enjoy the manicure and hand massage, as not only is it stimulating but it boosts their confidence and pride in their appearance.''

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 Dudwell St Mary Care Home

108th Birthday Celebrations

One of our residents celebrated her 108th birthday this month. Her sons came to visit, one of which had came over from Greece to see her! Happy Birthday!

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PetPals

Local company PetPals as therapy visit us regularly and is a very popular activity for our residents. This month they brought in chickens and bunnies. We set up in one of our lounges and for those who could not get there in person, we took the bunnies to their rooms so they did not miss out!

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Local School makes Christmas cards

Local Burwash Primary School made our residents Christmas cards recently. We took them round to the residents on our Christmas trolley which they really loved. We sent the children some chocolates and cards as a thank you!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

We hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Friends and family attended and our chef, Tina, baked some lovely cakes for the occasion.

Flower Power

Flower arranging is a very popular activity in our home, so we do this every fortnight. It is always a very relaxing and sociable activity.

Green Fingers

One of our residents, David, helped to plant our spring bulbs.