Meet our Activities Coordinator, Egle Orante

Hi, my name is Egle, I joined the Barchester Healthcare family in 2018 September as a Lifestyle Activities Coordinator at Woodland View care home in Colchester. In 2021 August I moved to Carlisle and was transferred to Lanercost House care home, here promoted and became A Head of Activities.

Here at Lanercost House, I organize a variety of activities and social events within the home and in the local community, such as creative gardening, arts and crafts, gentle exercise sessions, and singalongs with live singers and musicians, plus much more.

I am able to develop excellent relationships with residents and their families, providing support and I always go that extra mile! I am very passionate about my role, as it is very important to us as a team that every individual is able to live the life they wish, feeling fulfilled in their mind, body, and soul, maintaining past hobbies, yet have the opportunity to try new experiences.

As we never stop growing and changing, it is important that we maintain an up-to-date Getting to Know Me booklet. With your help, the activities scheduled for your loved ones will be as relevant and enjoyable as possible.

Our team will endeavour to promote residents’ well-being through meaningful activities.

For more information about our activities, or if you would like to join us, please contact one of the team. You will be most welcome!

Activities at Lanercost House

Our dedicated Activities Coordinators offer a wide range of mentally and physically stimulating activities for residents and families to enjoy. There are regular outings in the minibus to places of interest, such as local cafes, garden centres and parks, as well as visits from entertainers, musicians and singers - and also from PAT dogs. We host various events, such as themed days, cheese & wine evenings, in addition to offering one-to-one activity sessions, including pampering, games and puzzles. Our activities staff strive to ensure residents participate in any way they can with activities that reflect their capabilities and interests.

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 Lanercost House Care Home

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Residents and staff at Lanercost House care home in Carlisle welcomed in the Year of the Rabbit, with a morning of Chinese traditions, celebrations and a special lunch.

Residents learned about the traditions and superstitions of Chinese New Year, and enjoyed Szechuan Style Chicken - A sweet and sour style of stir fry served with fried rice, spring rolls, carrots and broccoli.

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International Flower Day

Residents and staff at Lanercost House care home in Carlisle enjoyed celebrating International Flower Day. The ladies came along and were excited to create some wonderful flower arrangements! They all chose one of the vases that we previously created and then found which flowers matched the best.

We had such a brilliant morning and the ladies went away with smiles on their faces, some of them chose to put the flowers in their own bedrooms and others put them on display for others to enjoy.

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A trip to Carlisle Cathedral

Some residents from Lanercost House care home in Carlisle, together with the activities team, went on the first minibus trip this year to Carlisle Cathedral on a sunny morning today.

We all had a very special time visiting Carlisle Cathedral and the Cafe.

Starlings with Royal Parks

Across our services our residents have enjoyed a wonderful live virtual talk about starlings, one of the UK’s most gregarious birds, hosted by Rachel Dowse from The Royal Parks London.

Rachel examined our long history with this bird and the importance of common species to our lives. Our residents had the opportunity to find out more about the great murmuration and why we need to pay special attention to these beauties before it's too late.

The virtual experience was truly enjoyed by all.

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Gingerbread House Making

Staff and residents at Lanercost House care home in Carlisle love any excuse to get creative so when they found out it was Gingerbread House Day on December 12, they didn’t need any persuading to get cracking!
The staff and residents have been busy of creating not even one gingerbread house but a little Christmas village, we even made a train!
Our residents were happy with the results and ready to enter the Barchester Gingerbread House competition with this masterpiece!

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Christmas Carols at Lanercost House

Heavenly voices rang out at Lanercost House care home in Carlisle as the community came together to celebrate Christmas with a carol concert.
Residents, relatives, and staff at Lanercost House got in the Christmas spirit by inviting the community to come and join in with a carol concert to sing some festive Christmas favorites.
The singing was led by the Castle Gate choir, which came to our Home for an essential reason. Sadie, a resident at Lanercost House, used to sing in this choir and it was lovely to see Sadie singing together with her daughter besides.
There was mulled wine, hot drinks, cakes, and mince pies for everyone to enjoy. What a lovely afternoon we had!

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February 2023

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