Meet our Activities Coordinator, Luisa Painemilla
Hello my name is Luisa, I am an Activities Coordinator at Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View. My work is very rewarding and it is a pleasure planning events & activities each month. I enjoy interacting with residents and learning about people’s interests, preferences and experiences.
I have worked with the elderly over five years and also for fifteen years in the social field as an Activities Coordinator for different social groups in three countries. I have a Degree in Social Integration, A Certificate in Theatrical Psychology & A Music Therapy Certificate. In the past I have worked for Local Authorities and in a Cerebral Palsy Home.
Activities at Iddenshall Hall
Activities here at Iddenshall Hall are an integral part of every day life for each of our residents. We strive to include as many of our residents as possible with the activities schedule. Our Schedule is released monthly and includes activities such as poetry afternoons, indoor games, Bingo, flower arranging, pamper days, quizzes, exercises, various musicians and entertainers, Pat Dog Visits, Music Therapy, discussion groups and trips out in our minibus to local places of interest and further afield to see the Blackpool Lights or to Knowsley Safari Park.
We are constantly asking the people who live in our home which events they would like to see taking place and we endeavor to fulfill these requests. Our aim is to provide a varied and packed schedule which allows for a vast array of skill bases and capabilities. We are in constant contact with local groups and businesses, the local Beaver Scout group are always happy to pay a visit to our home, helping with the garden or coming at Christmas to sing carols for us. We also have a small group of volunteers to help us, including pupils from our local 6th form College who visit once a week.
All the above helps ensure the lives of our Residents are fun and fulfilled.
Life at Iddenshall Hall Care Home
Smiles all around for Friendship Day
Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View had a blast celebrating Friendship Day on 30th July with residents spending quality time with each other sharing stories from friendships old and new as they rememberd memorable moments. It was a fun filled day of activities, games, singing and refreshments topped off with a traditional afternoon tea and ice-cream. There were smiles all round as staff also shared the importance of friends and how they can enrich your life.
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
Staying In Touch
Residents at Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View have been hard at work creating cards to send to their loved ones as a surprise as part of International Friendship Day. They have decorated the front and written personalised messages on the inside. Residents have also been making use of skype and facetime so that they can video call their relatives – although some weren’t too sure about the new technology!
A 'blooming' afternoon fun
The ladies of Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View took advantage of the dry weather to enjoy a walk around the homes extensive grounds and to pick flowers ready for an afternoon of flower arranging.
The home and gardens are looking especially bright and floral, as the raised flowerbeds have started blooming.
Once back indoors the ladies used their creative flair to create wonderful displays to decorate their rooms and communal areas of the home for all to see. It was a colourful session and conversation flowed as they talked about their favourite plants and flowers.
Don't worry, beer happy!
You better beer-lieve that residents at Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View care home in Clotton, were more than hoppy to raise a glass, and sample some top ales, in celebration of National Beer Day.
Beer lovers at the home celebrated, and spread beery joy along with millions of people across the country to say ‘Cheers to Beer’! The hospitality team at brought in a range of brew-tiful British ales for residents to sample and they enjoyed a beer tasting and learning about the history of beer.
Farai Hanyane Operations Manager at the home, said: “We love socialising and celebrating all kind of events. Beer day is one that the residents really enjoy, it’s nice for them to enjoy a tipple! We are continually adapting, and finding new ways to make sure every effort is focused on creating an enjoyable environment for all of our residents, whilst adhering to social distancing advice.”
Life's a picnic at home
Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View care home went all out for National Picnic Week on 28th June. Residents were invited to deckchair on the home’s neatly mowed lawn and enjoy the beautiful weather. A whole host of treats were laid on to celebrate. Hampers, prepared by the hospitality team at the home, were packed to the brim with fresh fruits, soft drinks for residents to enjoy al fresco. The fun didn’t stop there as some of the other delights on offer included outdoor games including darts, ball and discus throwing as everyone enjoyed the fun in the sun. Farai Hanyane, Operations Manager at the home, said: “Picnic Week is a great excuse for us to get outside and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens In these unprecedented times, we are continually finding new ways to make sure every effort is focused on creating an enjoyable environment for all of our residents, whilst adhering to social distancing advice.”
Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View held a day of celebrations to thank care staff at the home, who make a real difference to the lives of those in their care. Staff were treated to messages of thanks from residents.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
We continue to hold monthly Zumba classes with the lovely Maritza. Everyone is welcome!
Join us for our Musical Moments classes with Mel.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Join us for a cake baking demonstration with one of our talented chefs.
Join us and try your hand at mocktail making with demonstrations and lessons from our hospitality team!
Need a venue?
We have a room available, suitable for up to 10 people, for weekly or monthly hire to members of the local community.