Meet our Activities Coordinator, Steph Peel
I started working at Lawton Rise in October 2018 as a Care Assistant and progressed to Senior Carer in February 2019, being a Senior Carer gave me a great insight in to our residents physical and emotional wellbeing. I built up a great rapport with our residents and their loved ones and became very passionate about providing person centred care based on their life histories, likes and dislikes and maintain a positive and fun-filled quality of life.
When the opportunity arose to apply for the position of Activities Coordinator I knew that was the job for me, I was successful at interview and have thrived in my position so far. I am passionate about engaging the local community with Lawton Rise to provide social activities that suit all.
My enthusiasm for my job impacts on the rest of our Lawton Rise family and I love motivating the team, residents and visitors to get involved in our activities which range from animal therapy, Namaste, fundraising days, musical entertainment, plays, engagement with local charities and schools and community links with our local Tesco store to name a few!
I look forward to further developing the activities programme here at Lawton Rise to ensure that our residents get the most out of their day to day life.
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.
Life at Lawton Rise Care Home
Residents at Lawton Rise enjoy a varied life enrichment programme to keep the mind, body and soul active. Each day there are popular group activities bringing everyone together along with individual Resident centred activities.
Residents enjoys a fun filled morning of exercising with ball games and a game of bowls as they enjoyed the sunny weather.
Residents enjoy therapy dolls
Residents at Lawton Rise have been enjoying doll therapy and spending quality time with their therapy dolls who resemble newborn babies.
Dementia therapy dolls are becoming increasingly used in homes for people with dementia as they are found to be very calming.
Jennifer Dale General Manager said: “the dolls are loved by our residents and are providing a sense of belong and peacefulness in the home” .
Exercising the body & mind
Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to Residents at Lawton Rise. Lawton Rise took their games outside to enjoy the sunny weather and had a fun-filled afternoon.
Divisional Hospitality Champion
Congratulations to Pat Fox, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Pat is a finalist in the Hospitality Champion category and has been invited to attend a virtual awards ceremony on 8th October, where she will find out if she has won overall.
VE Day 2020
Residents and colleagues came together for a VE DAY garden party. Adhering to social distancing, tables were set up, flags adorned the home, the colourful red, white and blue gently swayed in the light breeze as the sun shone.
Residents sat together safely, and conversations flowed as they enjoyed a lovely high tea and a slice of delicious home-made cake. It was a wonderful afternoon with the sound of old war time hits, dancing and practicing of their marches. It was a wonderful fun-filled afternoon for everyone.
Icing on the Cake
National Cupcake Day has been a real treat at Lawton Rise, where sweet-toothed staff and residents got out their aprons and mixing bowls to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The team used the occasion to host a virtual celebration of all things cupcake for residents to enjoy. There are a lot of enthusiastic bakers at this home who really demonstrated their talent and made some fantastic treats for everyone to enjoy. We’re proud to make our contribution of £44.12 which will go to a very good cause.