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 Glenroyd Care Home
Residents enjoy a varied life enrichment calendar
The fun and laughter has continued at Glenroyd care home, in Blackpool as residents recently enjoyed trying bird box painting for the homes new garden project.
Residents at Glenroyd care home have enjoyed our engaging activities programme consisting of music therapy using their wireless headphones, arm chair exercise classes following different videos and a range of Halloween activities, cupcake baking, arts and crafts preparing for their socially distanced Halloween party, and Halloween bingo arranged by the homes’ activities team for residents within the home and local community groups virtually.
The homes activities coordinator, Chelsea Boyd supports the personal interests of residents so they can continue with their individual hobbies in an effort to celebrate life as often as we can. All group and individual activities offer a choice of mental, physical and spiritual activities of people we care for.
Bird Box Painting
Here at Glenroyd we are spending time over the next few months adding lots of colours to our garden. And we have started with decorating our individual bird boxes to display them on the walls outside.
All of the residents have already noticed how much something so simple makes a big difference. Everyone loves the new colourful bird boxes.
On our memory lane community, we enjoyed getting creative by making Halloween themed cupcakes. The residents all enjoyed mixing and then scooping the mix into the cake cases and piping the icing on. The cupcakes looked amazing and tasted even better,
Salt Dough Making
We took a few days to make salt dough decorations, once we baked them for 3 hours, we decorated them with different paints and glitters. The best thing about this activity, Anne said, was that it is nice to take the time to spend on one project over a few days watching it all come together.
It was a lovely experience for all.
Local children share artwork
As we often spend a lot of time in our garden going to walks, relaxing and gardening we always hear the children having lots of fun and laughter. All of our residents always say how heart-warming it is to hear happy children and how they miss seeing them weekly doing activities. The children made us lots of paintings that we sat and looked through whilst reminiscing.
We always celebrate all birthdays however this year has been a little different during the pandemic and unfortunately not being able to be with their loved ones so we are making the most of our video calls every day but also to involve everyone’s loved ones to help celebrate. Here is George receiving a signed photo of his favourite player from rangers his smile lasted for hours and then he enjoyed to watch a rangers football game.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
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!