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.

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 Forest Care Home

Halloween Celebrations

Happy Halloween from Forest Care Home!

Alzheimer's Day

Residents had lots of fun making ribbons for Alzheimer's Day.

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Garden Party

We enjoyed a garden party in the sunshine with live entertainment and refreshments.

Pen Pals

We recently started a pen pal group, which has gone down a storm with our residents.

Pride

We supported and celebrated pride week; all staff dressed in their brightest colours. Here is a photo of our care worker. Emma. who won a competition for best dressed.

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Trip to Rufford

Residents enjoyed a beautiful day out to Rufford Abbey this month!