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.''
Life at Dudwell St Mary Care Home
Mabel the pat dog returns
Residents have really enjoyed welcoming Mabel the lovely pat dog back into the home. They really did make a fuss of her and she definitely enjoyed all the attention she received.
Gentlemen's gardening club
We have recently set up a little gardening club for the gentlemen in the home. They are really enjoying planting, potting and lending a helping hand.
Fun in the sun
Summer is here and Staff and residents have been taking full advantage of the lovely gardens. There has been scrabble, bingo and even some live entertainment too.
Celebrating Carers Week
For Carer's week, we wanted to make everyone feel very special and appreciated the fantastic work they do every day. Staff were treated to deliveries of chocolates and homemade cards. Our Head chef also put together a wonderful spread of party food for everyone to enjoy. Staff even took to the streets to deliver sweet treats to those carers in the community that also work very hard supporting people.
Supporting our Community on Dementia week
Staff at Dudwell took to the streets to deliver packages of care to those locally that need it the most. We supported Wealden dementia action alliance and help make up over 200 bags filled with activities, information and goodies too. They were so well received, we are looking forward to helping them again soon.
Live Floristry Masterclass with Bloominghaus
Residents were treated to a virtual flower arranging demonstration with a difference, it was wonderful that our residents were able to follow along and create their own floral displays using flowers from our own garden and the local florist. It was a really enjoyable afternoon, we’re so grateful to Michal and Michael from Blooming Haus for this experience.”