Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte Thompson
We would like to introduce to you our Head of Activities department Charlotte Thompson. Charlotte has worked at Lancaster Grange for just over 8 years now and prides herself on delivering a person centred approach, valuing equality, diversity & offering tailored activities.
Charlotte is pleased to be welcoming families and volunteers back into the home. Charlotte is a senior activities coordinator and enjoys supporting other homes in our region as part of her job role.
Activities at our home
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Lancaster Grange Care Home
Dr Tim Howard discusses book
Residents across our homes had a lovely time joining Dr Tim Howard, 4th generation GP, whose whole life has been about patient care, for an exciting virtual event to discuss his novel ‘Let’s Kill All The Lawyers’.
The novel is a medical fiction thriller that explores the impact of life and death events, mistakes and forgiveness, and the impact of law and justice on the day- to-day lives of ordinary people doing their best in difficult circumstances.
Residents had the chance to ask their own questions once the discussion was over and a great time was had by all.
Virtual book event
Residents across our services had a lovely time joining Daniel Snowman, for an exciting virtual event to discuss his book ‘Just Passing Through’.
Author of over a dozen books, Daniel Snowman’s long and active life has led him to interact in countless ways with the wider world and with some of its most famous inhabitants. His memoir evokes these experiences via a series of vivid literary vignettes.
Residents across the homes found the talk very intriguing and informative, and were happy to learn more about Daniel’s experiences around the world. Book club corner is part of our varied life enrichment programme. A great time was had by all.
Virtual event with vocal coach
Our homes had a fantastic time with vocal coach Mark De-Lisser as he led an amazing virtual singing session for our residents to enjoy.
Our residents were able to learn different techniques as they sang the famous ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees.
There were smiles and laugher all around. The session was such a success and was great for the mind, body and soul.
Memory lane meaningful moments
This afternoon in our Memory Lane Community we had a lot of meaningful activities happening in our spacious lounge. Listening to Abba and The Carpenters, bird watching and talks, personal, family reminiscence, sensory fun, and lots more. Our residents really enjoyed being socially active together and the bird watching talks went down a treat.
Enjoying a visit to the River at Fiskerton
A wonderful trip out to The Bromley at Fiskerton taking in the wonderful views. The village of Fiskerton is located on the West Bank of the River Trent, between the villages of Rolleston and Bleasby. It is 6 miles from Newark downstream and 12 miles from Nottingham upstream. Our residents of Lancaster Grange appreciated the sun, the scenery and the lovely company.
One of our days for the Jubilee celebrations at Lancaster Grange we had Lots were happening. Our commemoration service with Balderton Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association. A unique Hurricane fly-past just for Lancaster Grange. A detailed talk about the history of Lancaster Grange from Pete Steven’s from RAF Balderton Research Group. Ending the afternoon with a garden party, with a live jubilee show with Steve Barclay. Thank you to all that attended the event, residents, family & friends made this a joyful occasion.