Meet our Activities Coordinator, Louise Burgess

Hi, my name is Louise and I am Head of Activities here at Lanercost House.  I joined Lanercost House team in 2012, initially as a Care Assistant on our Sycamore unit. During this time, I have worked across the home and I am now excited to be leading the activities team so that I can continue to deliver person-centred activities as part of our life enrichment calendar. I am passionate about my role.  

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.

Life at Lanercost House Care Home

Home goes green for St Patrick's Day

Residents and staff had a fantastic day at Lanercost House in celebrating St. Patricks day. There was non-stop fun throughout the day as Residents laughed at the jokes being shared, the fancy dress outfits and the teams attempt at the Irish jig.

There was a bit of a knees up in the afternoon as everyone continued to paint the home green, as everyone enjoyed a taster session of beverages the Emerald Isle has to offer from Guinness and a few Irish coffees went down a treat!  What a lovely day, “to be sure, to be sure”.

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And we are off!

Wow! What a day we've had today!   Here at Lanercost House we have held our very own themed races day today to coincide with Cheltenham Festival ladies day, a key fixture on the racing calendar.

Our ladies and gents got into the spirit of things and put on their best outfits, hats and ties for a good afternoon of food, drink and horse racing.

They have enjoyed delicious canapés, a glass of fizz and the excitement of a bet on a race although they weren't the only winners as we announced the lucky ladies who won best dressed.

Days like these create a fantastic atmosphere around the home and the staff are always happy to get involved and we are looking forward to the next event!

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Mother's Day

It has been another lovely day at Lanercost House today, between our Mother's Day visits in our designated visiting pods and getting our ladies together via Facetime and Skype calls to celebrate the things that make mothers so special!

Our ladies here have received a sweet treat as a gift from the home and enjoyed homemade afternoon tea created by our hospitality team alongside a game of 'Mother's Day' prize bingo.

A huge happy Mother's Day to all our mothers. Residents, staff, friends and family. We hope you have all had a lovely day,

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Getting ready for the races!

Here at lanercost House we are preparing for our very own ladies day, our ladies and gents are very much looking forward to a 'Day at the races' to coincide with Cheltenham Festival next week. We plan to be dressed in our best, enjoy good food and drink and place a bet or two while watching the races live. Our friends at the Cumberland News have given us a little helping hand to make the day fabulous for everyone!

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Pancake Day

The staff and residents at Lanercost House in Carlisle, have been flipping and turning pancakes all morning in preparation for their annual Shrove Tuesday pancake day.

Lanercost House has marked this year’s Pancake Day with resident’s reminiscence over the different recipes for making the best pancakes. The homes hospitality team whipped up a selection of pancakes serving them up with sweet and savoury fillings for all the eager staff and residents.

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The Music Man

Here at Lanercost House we like to ensure that our residents can continue with their hobbies and interests, past and present and for one Resident, it was music.  The homes activities coordinator brought in a guitar and we had ‘the music man’ as he played for everyone some of his favourite songs.  With a family steeped in musical history and members that are luthiers, this brought back many fond memories for him and to everyone else it was a joy to  listen to him play.

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