Meet our Activities Coordinator, Michelle Jones

Michelle is the Head of Activities here at Hagley Place in Ludlow. She joined the team in 2017 and is also a Dementia Friends Champion. Michelle’s driving mission is to make everyone smile at least once a day, either through activities or one-to-one chats.

Michelle is highly enthusiastic about her role and is passionate about providing activities and opportunities that are designed to promote well-being, engagement and independence for those we support. The activities programme she creates is based on residents' interests and their history, providing bespoke and meaningful options for everyone to participate in. These activities aim to encourage mobility, cognitive growth, life skills, self-esteem and many more therapeutic benefits.

She was also nominated for Dementia Champion of the Year Award in 2018.

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 our home

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Christmas Fayre

This year, Hagley Place hosted something a little different: a late night shopping extravaganza! Local craftspeople were invited to come and put up a stall at our Christmas Fayre. There was a grand raffle and tombolas galore and even Santa in his grotto for the young and old to enjoy alike. There were a lot of visitors and we raised over £700, which will go towards our Magic Table fund. Everyone had a truly magical time!

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Careers at Ludlow

Hagley Place was invited to Ludlow School to represent Barchester at their Careers Fair. Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 came and spoke to us about the opportunities they would have with Barchester.

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Staff Sing for Christmas

Staff at Hagley formed a choir this year to sing for the residents. The lovely Marina Clent graciously offered to play the electric organ as accompaniment and the residents enjoyed it so much that even after the scheduled carols had been sung, we ended up standing around the organ, singing from the sheet music to old favourites.

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Christmas Cake

Hagley Place is participating in the Barchester Christmas Cake Competition this year. Residents were very excited to plan out the cake – a wreath by majority vote – and then decorate it with very small holly leaves filled in with holly berries! It took a long time to make and was a very messy job, but we got there in the end!

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Top of the Table!

Hagley residents, staff and families have been busy beavering away to make Christmas table centres ready for the Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on the 20th December.

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College Christmas Meal

Ludlow College’s annual Christmas meal for the elderly is a highly anticipated event with the residents, and we always look forward to going to this wonderful event!

Upcoming events

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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 support – and everyone loved dogs!

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Armchair Ballet

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 session, even less mobile residents can have a go!

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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 events in relation to the bible, exploring their faith and how it relates to the world.

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Manicures

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.

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