Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sue Mumford
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
Our Newest Resident
Maddie came to live with us this year. She’s beautiful, calm and loving and has made herself very much at home in our quiet lounge, where our residents can sit and cuddle her.
We had a lovely summer and enjoyed outdoor activities almost every day. This garden party was also the launch of our ice cream stall and listening to our outdoor entertainer. Our maintenance man Josh amazed us all with our new ice cream stall where we also served iced beverages.
We had a few tears on Remembrance Day, as residents spoke about their time during the war and the effects it had on their families.
We took advantage of the recent spell of autumn sunshine to go and say hello to our local wildlife at Vicar Waters Park in Clipstone Mansfield Notts. The swans and ducks were very appreciative of the treats supplied, and gave us some lovely photos and memories.
Shopping & Lunch
We enjoyed a shopping and lunch date recently; we trawled the shops buying shoes, slippers and socks. After shopping, we visited The Swan and enjoyed a meal in their new conservatory. We were very well looked after and will definitely be returning soon.
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!