Meet our Activities Coordinator, Angie McAuliffe
Hi my name is Angie I’m the activities Coordinator at Hagley Place. I have been here since October 2019, my role is to organise and provide activities for our residents and help to maintain their wellbeing.
I have many years’ experience in different roles within the care sector and I am able to develop excellent relationships with residents and their families! I am very passionate about the quality of activities which are provided to residents, and will work closely with the staff team to ensure these activities are appropriate and resident focused.
I will work hard to support the rest of our team to provide the highest quality of care possible.
Activities at Hagley Place
Activities plays a big part in the care we deliver to residents; 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. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join in with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Hagley Place Care Home
VE Day Celebrations
At 11am, residents and team held a special VE Day memorial, graciously lead by Hagley’s veteran, Bill. Residents made personalised postcards to their friends and families, and we enjoyed a quiz and indulged in a beautiful cream tea supplied by our wonderful kitchen team.
Employee of the Month
Here is Kay Thomas who is part of our Housekeeping Team being awarded to employee of the month by Mary-Jane, General Manager. Kay was nominated by her colleagues and residents for constantly going above and beyond her role while always showing kindness and compassion to the residents.
Big Birthday Celebrations
Mary-Jane organised a big birthday for some of our residents who all had birthday’s within a few days of each other. We basked in the sunshine, danced to music and ate some lovely cakes and sandwiches supplied by our kitchen team.
We had a fabulous Easter with glorious sunshine. We had an Easter Bonnet Parade organised and designed by the residents. Along with our glamorous assistant our activities team handed out flowers and chocolates to our residents from the General Manager.
Tracy, our gardener and some of the other team members painted a rainbow on our car park for all the residents to see!
Macmillan Coffee morning
On Friday the 27th of September, Hagley place hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan cancer research. We had a selection of delicious cakes including chocolate, salted caramel, lemon drizzle and Victoria sponge. We had a few games for the residents and families to take part in including, name the teddy, how many berries in a pie and a raffle with amazing prizes.
To add to the excitement of the morning, we also had 'Robert Burton' come to sing and play the accordion for us. We had classics such as 'Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag', 'It's a long way to Tipperary' and 'Roll out the barrel' Everyone cheered and clapped along but by the end we were up dancing!
We all really enjoyed ourselves and raised money for a good cause that will help benefit the lives of others.
At Hagley place we have dozens of puzzles with beautiful pictures. We all worked as a team on this particular puzzle which we eventually finished. One of our residents, Olive, said ‘FINALLY, we have finished this! You know this could be framed and put on the wall'.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Michelle will trim, shape and file your nails, as well as add a coat of polish so you can feel well-dressed.
Prayers & Papers
This event is usually hosted on the last Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. Prayers & Papers is led by Ruth, the local chaplain, where people are free to come in and talk about current…
The event will be held on the first Monday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Sally leads armchair ballet, which is a relaxed exercise programme that stretches and builds muscle. As it is a seated…
PAT Dog Visits
We will be joined by a pet therapy dog on a fortnightly basis. It loves to come and sit with residents and be stroked. The visits are especially beneficial for calming and relaxing those we…