Activities at Laurel Bank Care Home

Activities are a fundamental part of a rich and varied lifestyle here at Laurel Bank Care Home, which is why we organise both physically and mentally stimulating social events for those we support. The weekly itinerary is ever-changing, and regularly includes art lessons, chair-based exercise, trips and visits from a variety of different animals, as well as one-to-one time for residents who prefer the peace and quiet. Our team actively tries to incorporate the hobbies and interests that are meaningful to residents into the activities schedule as encouragement to continue with much-loved pastimes.

Enriching life
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Jaimy Lee Almond

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Jaimy Lee, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Laurel Bank.

I have worked in the care home industry for over nine years. I started working at Laurel Bank in 2018 as a carer, and then, I was promoted to senior carer which I thoroughly enjoyed. 

I moved over to activities in 2020, as I was asked to help out and help encourage residents to join in. During this, I realised how much fun it could be and chose to stay on and got promoted to Activities Coordinator.

I love my role as every day is different and I try to make sure the residents are happy and engage in meaningful activities, this also helps support the transition for new residents.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Laurel Bank Care Home

Blue Light lunch

We are providing free fish and chips, tea and coffee to all emergency services from the police, paramedics to the army and this will be on the Last Friday of the month. This to thank them for all their hard work and all that they do. One of the residents Elizabeth visited the Army Barracks the Royal Lancaster infirmary and the police to invite them all and give them goodie bags filled with lots of treats.

Sponsored Walk for St Johns hospice

We have been involved in the 50-50-500 challenge for St Johns hospice. This is 50 businesses, 50 days to raise 500 pounds for St Johns hospice. For one of the challenged we did a sponsored walk up Ingleborough Mountain. Staff signed up for a very challenging day but they all conquered the mountain.

Wray Scarecrow festival

For the second year Laurel Bank entered the Wray Scarecrow festival competition and this year the theme was Sci-Fi. We got together and chose some ideas of what to do that we thought nobody else would think of. We thought of the Scientist from back to the future but called him Laurel Einstein. The residents worked very hard and had their Scarecrow displayed on the main street of Wray. Residents visited and enjoyed ice cream while seeing all the competition.

Car Wash Day for 50-50-500 Challenge

Laurel bank is working with St Johns Hospice and have been working on a number of events to raise money for the charity. One of the events we have done is Car Wash Day. Martin gardener, Tim Head of Maintenance and Gilly Maintenance assistant spent the day washing all visitors’ cars the managers and even people who just popped by through the day. They all did a fantastic job and managed to raise £200 for the charity.


Reggie Visits at Laurel Bank

We do love a Reggie visit at Laurel Bank. Activity coordinator Jaimy lee has a dog baby Reggie. He is a 5 month old cava poo and learning all about life at Laurel bank. Reggie is officially our doggie ambassador of the home. Residents love afternoons of cuddles it is great therapy for all the residents they love to see him and especially how big he has got. They will look forward to his next visit.


Easter Celebrations

Staff at Laurel Bank organised an afternoon of fun for all the residents, families and children. Kids enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in the gardens. We had crafting corners for all to enjoy delicious cakes and a stall full of handmade gifts for family and residents to buy. We also had a raffle which Manager Lyndsay won it was a fabulous day.

Upcoming events

Coffee Morning - Every Tuesday

We extend a warm invitation for you to join us and make new friends - all welcome.