Meet our Activities Coordinator, Carl Granfield

Carl ensures fantastic leadership within the activities team and that the residents enjoy their time at the home. Carl makes sure that every resident has a story and activities are created around residents' person-centred preferences.

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 don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are 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 Elm Bank Care Home

Fun in the Sun

Residents have been taking advantage of the sunshine this month in our garden. Residents have enjoyed lawn games such as ‘chair target teams’, ‘outside pampering’, 'fun pin bowling’, 'who can roll the ball the furthest?’ and much more.

Al Fresco Entertainment

On Saturday 29th May, our residents finally got to enjoy outdoor entertainment as restrictions were eased. Fiona, our outdoor entertainer for the afternoon, sang songs from war times and we loved reminiscing amongst family and friends.  

Crochet Club

Our residents enjoyed knitting and crocheting in our new Thursday morning club. We had fresh tea and coffee made for us as we enjoyed chats and laughs from the past. 

Garden Visits

Residents enjoyed the coronavirus restrictions being eased with two garden parties. Residents loved seeing family and friends for a long overdue catch-up, whilst enjoying fresh tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes made by our wonderful kitchen team.

School Jokes

Our residents really enjoyed laughing at the school jokes from pupils from our local Morrison’s donations cards.

Indoor Gardening

Our residents have enjoyed planting seed donations from Morrison’s to spruce up our gardens this spring.