Meet our Activities Coordinator, Gail Lydall
Hello. I am Gail Lydall and I joined Longueville Court as one of the Activities Coordinators in March 2020. I organise a wide variety of daily activities to ensure residents have opportunities to socialise, stay physically active and be mentally stimulated. It is a very varied and enjoyable role and I get to know residents really well.
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.
Life at Longueville Court Care Home
Apples in our lovely garden
We are so lucky to have our lovely gardens here at Longueville Court. Rae was out picking apples this morning.
Gentlemen enjoying the garden
This week our gentlemen have particularly enjoyed being in the garden. Richard and Peter enjoyed a game of quoits with Gail, and Tom just took the time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Longueville Court has a magic tablet which can be used for all sorts of interactive activities, whether it is a quiz (pictured) or games to encourage physical activity, mental agility. Players find it really engaging.
Longueville Court has been taking its activities outside to make the most of the recent warm weather. Gail, from the Activities Team, played a very friendly game of Trivial Pursuit with residents - it was too hot to get really competitive.
This week at Longueville Court we have be practising our artistry, using clay to model shapes and ornaments, and enjoying painting some pictures.
A happy reunion for Steven and Alf
Steven was delighted to see his dad, Alf, in person for the first time in nearly four months. Steven moved to Longueville Court in 2018, where he lives in our community for adults with disabilities. He lived here previously for a few years too. Steven has cerebral palsy and communicates using a computer. He and Alf were overjoyed to see each other again, and Alf desperately wanted to hug his son, but that will come one day. They are now enjoying regular weekly visits.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy some company and a chat over a hot drink and delicious cakes.