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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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Animal Madness

Residents and staff alike were excited to welcome bunnies, bugs and beasties again into the home. It was a great session!

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Animal Party

Residents were thrilled to welcome a very friendly guinea pig, rabbit, snake and spider into their home for an afternoon of animal madness! They could stroke and hold everything except the spider, and were delighted to see the exotic creatures up close.

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Musical Memories

Hagley was enthralled and entertained when the very talented Robert Burton came to play the accordion for us. Staff and residents were singing and dancing along to his wonderful songs and melodies!

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Hagley Goes on Safari

Residents at Hagley Place went on safari at the West Midlands Safari Park. We had a fantastic time seeing all of the exotic animals, and it brought back some lovely memories for residents of time spent in Africa and India.

After seeing the animals, we treated ourselves to a lovely lunch and then off we went, travelling back in time around the dinosaur exhibit! Coming back to the present day, we found ourselves surrounded by the brightly coloured lorikeets, which flew over our heads and landed on us, enticed by a small pot of nectar!

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Italian Day

We adorned our walls with Italian-themed decorations to celebrate Italian Day here at Hagley Place. The menu was completely Italian, and cooked by a trained Italian Chef. Entertainment was provided by Paul, who sang songs about Italy and by Italian musicians. Head of Activities, Michelle Jones, even dressed up in Italian clothes in honour of the day.

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Police Visit

The local police popped into visit us at Hagley recently. They were passing on information about 'scam awareness’ and will be hosting sessions here in the future.

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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