Meet our Activities Coordinator, Bridie Birrell

Hello, my name is Bridie Birrell and I am the Lifestyle Coordinator here at Friston House. I started working at Friston in February 2019. It is my job to ensure residents are getting an enriched lifestyle and ensure we are providing activities that cater to everyone's needs and interests. I make it my duty to get to know residents on a one-to-one basis so I can find activities that they will enjoy and benefit from.

Activities at Friston House

Our activity coordinators are constantly working to stimulate our residents both mentally and physically by organising group and individual activities for every one within the home to participate in. We have regular outings in our mini bus to various attractions within the area and in the summer we like to take our residents to the seaside, where they can enjoy fish and chips by the beach. Our activity programme is just one of the important aspects of the care home and we try our best to arrange the activities that our residents will enjoy.

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 Friston House Care Home

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Armchair Exercise

Residents had a wonderful time on doing Armchair Exercise with our lovely Hannah! A great way to keep us active and still have fun.

 

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Warren Wood Primary School

What a wonderful time we had  with Warren Wood Primary Academy, we all sang the National Anthem together, and had a lovely time chatting about school and what jobs our residents used to have.

Picnic

Residents & staff had a lovely day at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Winchester House School. Starting with a delicious picnic where we socialised with members from the local community followed by a colourful parade & display of different countries each tutor group represented through costumes, dance, music & songs. Then everyone gathered together to sing & celebrate the Queen accompanied by the WHS staff band. A truly wonderful afternoon enjoyed by all, thank you to Emma & Everyone at WHS for your hospitality & for making feel very welcome!

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Jubilee Celebrations

Our Platinum Jubilee Party has finally been and gone. We had the most wonderful time, residents and their families got to come together to celebrate in style with a selection of delicious food, a tombola, raffle and cup of tea! We had a fantastic performance from Sarah, she sang all the hits and our residents and their families had great fun singing along.

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And that's a wrap!

Our Platinum Jubilee Party has finally been and gone. We had the most wonderful time, residents and their families got to come together to celebrate in style with a selection of delicious food, a tombola, raffle and cup of tea!
We had a fantastic performance from Sarah, she sang all the hits and our residents and their families had great fun singing along.

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African Cultural Day

Wow what an absolutely outstanding time we had yesterday for African Cultural Day! Our celebrations took place in our big garden. At the centre of our African Day was our wonderful Deputy Manager Mary who took to the kitchen to cook some of the delicious traditional African food, our lovely African members of staff, came to join us too, wearing their beautiful clothes. We enjoyed the Music of the African Culture and tried some delicious delicacy’s. Our residents had so much fun. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who made this possible including our staff, the church involved, the 1:1 care company who joined us and our wonderful Chef Abin.

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