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 from Glenroyd enjoyed an afternoon of baking, which took them back to their younger years. Baking sessions are a popular group activity for the home and the activity had taste buds tingling as the aroma of freshly baked sultana scones wafted through the home.
Chelsea Boyd, activities coordinator, said: “The residents enjoy spending time in the kitchen, as it not only brings back memories of their childhood, but also times when they’ve baked with their own children and grandchildren. Once all the bakes were made, we all enjoyed sitting down with a cup of tea and a home-made cake.”
Home celebrates Balloon Fiesta
Glenroyd care home in Blackpool celebrated the recent Bristol International Balloon fiesta with an afternoon garden tea party with music and dancing and also held a balloon release to remember those lost during the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents and staff all got involved with the spirit of the balloon fiesta and released over 100 colourful bio degradable balloons into the sky for the balloon race to begin. A special ticket was placed on each balloon with the homes address along with a special message on each one from individual residents before staff and residents released them into the sky.
Long awaited reunions
For some residents at Glenroyd care home in Blackpool, the long awaited reunion with family and friends became a reality recently, as garden visits have now been allowed to commence at the home.
It was welcome news to so many residents, family, and friends, who were kept apart for so long following strict government guidance. Residents and their loved ones got together in the home garden for quality time with their family, and the garden was fully of joy and chatter.
Judith Edmondson, General Manager at the home, said: “This has been a much welcomed development in what have been very strange times. The visits are safe and organised, and it was wonderful to see how happy it made the residents. We will of course endeavour to keep up the high standards of care, and continue with our ever evolving life enrichment programme, to keep residents engaged. But this was a lovely day.”
Coffee and News Morning
During one of our coffee and news morning, we read aloud the newspapers together and talk about any topics of interests, there was a news article with a picture of a plane, Gordon had then offered to show us how he makes paper plane’s that he had not done it for many years.
We then enjoyed a lot of fun throwing and catching the plane, it truly is the simple little things that can bring a lot of smiles and create a lot of fun.
Advice for the Younger Generation
We started a little project called advice for the younger generation and we asked the residents what advice would they give to the younger generation?
We got a lot of good advice and this one Keith had gave was ‘To love your job’ Keith said he has always loved every job he has had and that is what gave him very happy life and he also said he can see all the staff have extreme love for their jobs here at Glenroyd, we will be sharing our advice with the local schools.
Clapping for Carers
Eunice has recently seen on the news the whole nation clapping for carers, NHS and all key workers. Eunice had said it had inspired her and she would like to thank everyone here at Glenroyd for all of the amazing care she receives and friendships and will continue to clap for Glenroyd.
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!