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

Painting in the garden

Residents of Iddenshall Hall had a wonderful afternoon of art and relaxation painting in the homes extensive grounds. They enjoy painting outdoors especially on a sunny day with the plants and flowers and spending quality time outdoors in the fresh air. Once their masterpieces were complete, they sat back to enjoy afternoon tea especially prepared by the homes hospitality team.

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Virtual event with Hereford Cathedral

We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.

We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.

It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.

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World Envirnoment Day

The Residents of Beeston View ‘did their bit’ to support World Environment Day with a recycling project by using plastic bottles which were painted and filled with compost, before Residents enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine planting them up with Geraniums and hanging them in the garden for all to enjoy.

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Knowsley Safari Park

Here at Iddenshall Hall we were pleased to be able to dive into the wild safari life of Knowsley Safari and to enjoy an amazing live stream tour of the park’s grounds.

Our residents were smiling and laughing as they got up close and personal with some of the safari’s most popular animals, including giraffes and meerkats.

We had a wonderful time learning more about the animals and enjoying some live feeding demonstrations. 

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Painting in the garden

Residents of Iddenshall Hall can often be found outside enjoying the homes extensive grounds when the weather is dry, from gardening, walking the pathways, simply sitting listening to the birds or taking their arts and crafts outdoors to paint their pots bright colours.

The ladies really enjoyed their day and the relaxation of painting in the fresh air before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea whilst taking a break.

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Bonsai for beginners

We have introduced our residents to a new gardening activity, small trees called "Bonsai". It was an afternoon full of interest and enjoyment in initiating them in this technique. They asked many questions and are wanting to take care of these trees and see their process even though we know it is slow but rewarding.

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Upcoming events

June 2021 - Highlights

Our residents are looking forward to June's fun - take a peek at our Life Enrichment programme highlights.

3 week's for the price of 2 respite

If you or someone you know are looking for care or a little care break try our 3 weeks for the price of 2!

Armchair Zumba

Armchair Zumba

We continue to hold monthly Zumba classes with the lovely Maritza. Everyone is welcome!

Musical Moments

Musical Moments

Join us for our Musical Moments classes with Mel.

Tea and a Tour

Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

Baking Demonstrations

Baking Demonstrations

Join us for a cake baking demonstration with one of our talented chefs.

Monthly Mocktails

Monthly Mocktails

Join us and try your hand at mocktail making with demonstrations and lessons from our hospitality team!