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
Easter egg hunt
The Residents of our Beeston View community had a lovely afternoon of fun and fresh air whilst searching for Easter eggs that had kindly been left amongst the spring flowers and blossom in the homes extensive gardens. The chocolate eggs were much appreciated and enjoyed with their afternoon cuppa!
Residents enjoy Easter parade
The Residents of Beeston View community really enjoyed putting their creative skills on show as they decorated their bonnets ready to wear on the homes Easter Sunday parade.
Everyone was delighted with the finished bonnets as they looked very seasonal, dressed with flowers, ribbon, chicks and ladybirds and were proudly modelled by their creators.
We have taken advantage of these magnificent sunny days to go for a walk around the garden.
The residents really enjoyed seeing the flowery surroundings and heard the birds chirping while they walked. Curiously, one of our residents also enjoyed seeing the cars. she remembered when she was driving; the colour and brand of her car came back to her, but she also remembered that she had a motorcycle and that she really liked driving her motorcycle too.
Easter nests and wreaths
Residents have been showing their creative flair with their Easter crafts to decorate the home. They have enjoyed creating colourful nests and wreathes for display whilst sharing memories of what Easter means to them and traditions they have had as families. Happy Easter!
Residents in our Beeston View community have enjoyed a sensory activity, trying to identify and name different herbs by sight, touch and smell. They then planted the herbs to create their very own mini herb garden which when established we are hoping to share with our Chefs here in Beeston View!
Comic Relief Red Nose Day
Residents in Beeston View have celebrated Red Nose Day with a fun-filled morning decorating delicious biscuits baked by the homes hospitality team with silly faces and most importantly BIG RED NOSES! Much fun was had by all and best of all, the Residents enjoyed eating their creations with their afternoon cuppa.
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!