Meet our Activities Coordinator, Michaella Walker
I started here at Longueville Court in late September 2020. I’m the all new singing & dancing Head of Activities.
As a qualified fitness & dance instructor, I think it’s really important to keep all our residents actively fit & to make sure they have mental stimulation.
Having run my own events business for over 25 years, I’m definitely a people person, who is caring & friendly with a bubbly personality.
Activities at Longueville Court
Our activities coordinators are committed to organising a variety of activities that reflect the interests and capabilities for everybody we support ensuring a person centred approach.
The team have a flexible approach to our programme and we are constantly reviewing and updating our programmes to ensure we cater for everyone's needs and varied abilities.
The activities programme includes regular trips utilising the homes minibus, these include a number of destinations of local interest. We are particularly proud of the relationship we have built with Peterborough Sailability. This registered charity offers the opportunities to those with restricted mobility to enjoy the thrill of sailing on the open water and the sense of independence that brings in specially adapted boats.
Involvement in the local community is something that the whole team are very passionate about and we provide regular visits to a number of different facilities including local schools and churches. These activities also extend too visits from "Pat dogs" and local entertainers to aid in our ongoing quest to give each individual as much support and stimulation as they require.
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 Longueville Court Care Home
Great afternoon with one of our entertainers, Steve Francis. Steve multi-tasked, playing the keyboard and singing a few of our favourite tunes. There was lots for toe tapping, singing and plenty of cake! We even had some residents' family get up and give us a little jig. We hope to see Steve back in the not so distant future.
International Cat Day
We need to say a big thank you to one of our carers, Karen, and her lovely husband, who helped us to celebrate two special events: we celebrated International Cat Day (we admit a few days late) and one of our resident's birthday too!
It was a big secret and an absolute delight to interact with the three kittens they brought in! At only six weeks old, staff and residents alike fell for these little cuties!!
Our four-legged fur babies worked their socks off. They try and get round to see everyone who loves dogs. It's great to see wonderful smiling faces when they see the girls come running into their rooms.
Health & Nutrition Week
From start to finish, we made homemade vegetable soup, which was prepped in the morning, and then our Head Chef, Artur, cooked our creation at lunchtime, then we sat and ate it in the afternoon.
We also made a huge fruit salad that was kindly donated by Tesco. With so much fruit, we also made fresh banana and strawberry milkshakes, fruit smoothies, and fresh fruit ice lollies. It was just what we needed with the hot weather. It certainly went down a treat!
Residents had a 45 minute trip around the lake and then went to the restaurant overlooking the lake for a hot coffee and cake.
Great to see our residents helping Paul, our gardener, maintain the garden, wgucg are full of colour and they look “blooming lovely."