Meet our Activities Coordinator, Liz Maxwell
Hi my name is Liz, I have worked at “The Manor” for over 10 years. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We place a big importance on completing individual booklets with each new resident aptly titled “Getting to know you”
I am here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love. Popular day trips include our annual canal barge adventure, shopping trips to M&S and mini bus trips to the seaside at Llandudno.
Outside of work I like to take trips to the farm in Anglesey with my family where we visit the beach & being a foodie I also love going to restaurants.
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Lawton Manor Care Home
Salt dough plaits for Harvest Festival
Residents crafted salt dough plaits creating colourful harvest displays throughout the home which has brought a lot of joy to us all this week
'Hole in the Wall' Oatcakes for all!
Woods Bakery of Kidsgrove kindly baked 300 extra Staffordshire Oatcakes for Lawton Manor. They donated 50 packs of the freshly baked "Hole in the Wall" Oatcakes for residents and staff. Chef created a menu of options for fillings, all of which were delicious and staff received a pack each to take home on the day.
Every Thursday, Resident Michael keeps shop for fellow residents. The Lawton Manor shop's stock provides a great selection of handy items for all budgets that residents love to select from.
Nurse celebrates 10-years service
A Nurse at Lawton Manor in Church Lawton near Alsager has received a prestigious Long Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for Ten years.
Joanne Wood, Registered General Nurse who also specialised as a Learning Disability Nurse, started at Barchester in September 2010 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
Cruising for Cuisine
On our virtual cruise around the world we have sampled delicacies from around the World that everyone has relished! We started the Cruise in the South of France enjoying French Onion Soup followed by Boeuf Bourguignon, In Greece we loved the Greek Salad, Lamb Koftas & Baklava. Once we sailed to America and docked in San Francisco, the homemade caramelised apple pie was a must! From there we sailed the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii for Pulled Pork sliders followed by a delicious Coconut, Pineapple & Malibu dessert. There have been so many fun things happening all week & we have even taken part in French lessons, Au Revoir!
All Creatures Great and Small
We are very grateful to have the company of some new creatures, great and small! With thanks to Diane Gibson of the Good Shepherd Church in Rode Heath for the beautiful Dinosaur, Owls & loveable Hedgehog. The handmade adorable Teddy Bears have been donated by Bev Boulton of All Saints Church, Church Lawton.
We regularly hold Church Services for all faiths here at Lawton Manor & community spirit is very important to us. We are proud to be welcoming new residents including creatures of the handmade kind.