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.
Life at our home
Christmas Pantomime Show
Our residents had a great time at our very own Christmas Pantomime show, it was based on the book the Beauty and the Beast and featured four actors/actresses from the Tickled Pink Productions.
The residents thoroughly enjoyed seeing the pantomime, the residents sung along, some even danced along. The residents had a right laugh.
Our residents had an amazing time celebrating our Christmas Party! We did some singing and dancing, enjoyed a delicious festive buffet and enjoyed meeting and greeting our lovely elves!
Our residents enjoyed making poppies for Remembrance Day during a visit to the local church. The residents chose from a range of colours and cut and stuck the pieces as they pleased.
Our residents enjoyed seeing the children and parents at our monthly intergenerational group activity. The children dressed up in bright colours, along with the activity co-ordinators and the residents had a fun time playing a variety of games with them.
Abba Tribute Night
Our residents absolutely loved having an ABBA night here at Friston. They all dressed up in feather boas and hats for the occasion. The residents had a laugh whilst singing and dancing along to songs such as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Waterloo!
The residents read the lyrics from the book and waved their hearts on sticks we’d previously made!
Our residents enjoyed having the local community in for our monthly intergenerational activities. This month’s theme was Toy Story and saw a range of children and their guardians visit us for a chat and play with our residents as well as enjoy an array of cakes, sandwiches and fruit.
Our residents enjoy attending our intergenerational groups on the first Wednesday of every month.