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

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Birthday with Positivi-Tea

We toasted Her Majesty on the occassion of her 94th Birthday with a good old fashioned cup of tea.  The tea party was part of National Tea Day, which looks to raise awareness for the SolidariTea campaign, which sent 17,000 ParTea packs including a selection of tea, biscuits and cold brews to lift the spirits of isolated individuals around the UK.

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Fresh Air & Flowers

Spring has sprung, we take full advantage of the estate's lovely landscaped grounds whenever the sun is shining.  We gathered flowers and foilage to make our own easter wreaths.  It was a beautiful day to stroll out and take some exercise!

Easter Games

Much fun was had by all playing games and hunting for eggs at the especially colourful Easter Tea Party.  High Tea was served in the Drawing Room with thanks to Chef who made delicious home made Easter Cake

"Origami", The Art of Folding

Using the ancient, since 1603, and traditional Japanese practise of Origami, residents created eye catching pieces in the shape of dresses.  Luisa helped residents transform small pieces of squared paper into the chosen shape of the day.  Luisa said, "Next time we will be creating shoes!"

Celebrating Our CQC Rating

All the team join Suzanne Owen, General Manager, in celebrating achieving our 'Good' CQC rating.

The Christmas Spirit

Residents at both Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View have all enjoyed getting into the Christmas Spirit

Upcoming events

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.

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!

Need a venue?

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.