Meet our Activities Coordinator, Chloe King
Activities at our home
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 our home
We have thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Party. Starting the day off with the wonderful Chris Caines and friend who entertained us with all our old time Christmas favourites, in between a load of jokes that had us all giggling.
We then celebrated with a Christmas buffet style party, pulling crackers with friends and loved ones in all our Christmas hat glory.
Llys-Y-Tywysog was visited by the Mayor Andrew Stevens, who brought along Toni Antoniazzi (Labour MP), Jan Curtice (Town Councillor) and Richard Davies (Local Area Coordinator). We all enjoyed a tea and tour of the home, and the visitors enjoyed meeting some of the residents.
Residents and staff all enjoyed getting in the Halloween spirit. We started the day off with welsh lessons and cleaning out the pumpkins ready for the afternoon pumpkin carving session. Residents enjoyed a Halloween themed menu for lunch which went down a treat. The home was visited by a Shetland pony dressed in its fines Halloween Costume. Everyone enjoyed the spooktacular day.
Tributes to Aberfan Disaster
Residents and staff at Llys Y Tywysog Care Home in Grovesend paid tribute to the Aberfan Disaster by visiting the village 53 years after the disaster.
To show our respect and sympathy to the worst disaster that has struck the Welsh community. Llys y Tywysog Care Home’s visit to Aberfan marked the 53rd year anniversary of the disaster that occurred on the 21st October 1966, where the man mad colliery spoil tip slid down the mountain side engulfing Pantglas Junior School and surrounding homes, killing 116 children and 28 adults.
Residents and staff visited both the Memorial Garden where Pantglas Junior School once stood and the Aberfan Cemetery where we took a wreath and placed at the Cemetery in honour and remembrance of the 116 children and 28 adults who were taken before their time on that cold October morning in 1966.
Des Jenkins, one of the residents said “ To look back and remember this terrible tragedy that effected the whole of Wales, it is lovely to be able to come here and show our respect and we should visit Aberfan in memory of all who were lost once every year.”
Sam Williams, Lead Activities Coordinator at Llys y Tywysog said: “I remember coming to Aberfan when I was at school but never completely understood, I just remember seeing children the same age as me on the headstones. Coming back to Aberfan today I have a greater understanding and respect for the Catastrophic disaster and the impact it had on not only the people of Aberfan but the whole of Wales. The way the welsh community all pulled together to support and help each other at that time was so heart warming. It was a privilege to be able to take the residents to Aberfan to commemorate the 53 year anniversary.”
Dan yr Ogof Caves
Residents thoroughly enjoyed our day out to Dan yr Ogof Caves. Some residents have never been here, so it was an extra special experience for them. It was lovely to see that the caves were open for us to visit, and very wheelchair friendly.
The manager at Dan yr Ogof was very helpful and looked after our experience. The residents were fascinated by the dinosaurs and kept commenting on how realistic they looked and how they once walked the grounds we were walking.
We had lunch, which everyone enjoyed taking in the views. We finished our visit off at the shire stables, where the residents enjoyed looking at the variety of animals that they had.
The weather was beautiful and we look forwards to visiting again sometime soon.
Burry Port Harbour
Residents enjoyed a beautiful sunny day down the Burry Port Harbour. They reminisced with each other on how they used to catch the train down to Burry Port years ago with a picnic for the whole family.
One Resident said that he could not believe how much Burry Port had changed since the last time he had visited over 25 years ago. We enjoyed fish & chips in one of the local chip shops before heading back to the bus to go home.