Hi, my name is Sue and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Forest Care Home. I have worked here since 2016, starting as a Senior Carer and then taking on the role of Activities Coordinator. My aim is to create meaningful activities and events that are person-centered, with the aim of stimulating residents both physically and mentally.
Activities at Forest Care Home
We have regular outings in our minibus to different places of interest including local country parks, the Tramway museum, Matlock and a number of Ice cream parlours. When we are not out on trips we are busy baking, making different craft projects, using the sensory equipment and Pet Therapy. We have entertainers who come in and get our residents up and moving.
Activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Forest Care Home is fun and active. The activities at Forest Care Home are planned to be person centred and adapted to cater for everyone's abilities and all staff participate. For example one of our residents enjoys house work and everyday she assists the housekeepers to tidy around the unit.
Life at our home
70th Anniversary Celebrations
A couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary here at Forest Care Home recently. We prepared some delicious food for the occasion and gifted them with some presents. Congratulations to both!
A Day at the Park
Resident, Maurice, enjoyed a day out at our local park with Carer, Leo, watching a local brass band perform. They had a wonderful time and the ice creams were flowing!
Employee of the Month - April
Congratulations to Jackie Lidgett, who was named as our Employee of the Month for April. Well done!
Outing to Mansfield
Residents enjoyed an outing to Mansfield to watch a brass band and too enjoy the lovely sunshine. They all had a fabulous time and enjoyed some ice cream whilst out.
National Dance Day
In celebration of National Dance Day we held our very own version of 'Dance through the Decades’.