Meet our Activities Coordinator, Chelsea Boyd
Hello, my name is Chelsea and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Glenroyd; I arrange all of the activities at the home.
I worked as a Care Assistant here before taking on my current role and I feel privileged to be a part of such a lovely home.
My focus is to ensure that residents can lead a satisfying and stimulating lifestyle. I will always endeavour to provide a varied and meaningful activities programme for those we support.
I absolutely love my job role and enjoy a challenge. It is a great blessing to improve a person’s quality of life and see someone smile because of you.
Activities at Glenroyd
Here at the Glenroyd our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. Everyone is different and gets pleasure from different things and here at Glenroyd we understand that and therefore try to provide a programme of activity that is tailored to individuals needs. We do this by gathering information and life history work and using that information to feed into our activities schedule. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at our home
Here at Glenroyd we all enjoyed our Christmas fayre with various game stalls, our kitchens great hot food and refreshments stall also our very own Glenroyd grotto which we all loved! Eunice in our picture about said it brought back great childhood memories and was a lovely day full of children and joy we raised a massive £550 which we donated 25% to our chosen charity the PDSA.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
We held a cake bake sale within Glenroyd care home in which we raised £66.44 from the lovely home-made cakes from our talented chefs and donations from staff and family members. One of our care assistants also braved the shave in support of Macmillan.
Memory Walk Blackpool
The staff at Glenroyd took part in the Blackpool Memory Walk, which was a total of 7K starting from the comedy carpet, it was great to see all the support the Alzheimer’s society gets from a lot of individuals from different places.
Roald Dhal Day
We all celebrated Roald Dhal day here at Glenroyd and our activities coordinators surprised everyone by dressing up like oompa loompas which they all enjoyed.
The day continues with a reminiscing show by jimmy O’Donnell. It was an amazing day for everyone.
We had a trip to Stanley Park on a sunny day to enjoy an afternoon tea in the famous park art deco café. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful views and the fresh air. It was a priceless experience.
A Royal Treat
We all enjoyed a trip out to the Preston Royal Infantry, where we explored the history of the war times. It brought back a lot of memories; it was a fabulous day out full of knowledge.
We will be holding afternoon tea in at the home on the second Wednesday of every month.
Glenroyd Support Group
We will be holding a support group for those caring for a loved one in the local community on the last Friday of every month.
Knit & Natter
Please join us every Tuedsay from 2:30 p.m. for out Knit & Natter Club.
We will be joined by local school children every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. – everyone is welcome!