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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Alex Petersen

I have been at Lucerne House since November 2011. I started in the kitchen before moving to the Activities Team. I have a background in music and theatre and was very happy to be able to share this with residents in the home. After a short while, I was promoted to being the Head of Activities, and have recently become NAPA level 2 qualified in Activity Provision.

In the role of Head of Activities, I am focused on ensuring that residents can continue to enjoy existing hobbies and interests, but also pursue new avenues of stimulation and activity. I am always looking to bring new experiences and means of engagement to the home, be that through massage therapy, yoga, engaging with the local community or many other things. At Lucerne House, our person-centred approach allows us to make every resident feel valued and comfortable enough to express themselves however they see fit.

My goal is to ensure that every person living at Lucerne House feels confident enough to make independent decisions and that each of them have a robust choice of activities and interests to engage with. I am always open to suggestions, so if you do have any, please do not hesitate to let me know. 

Activities at Lucerne House

At Lucerne House our person-centred activity programme has been tailored to suit the residents living in our home. It is constantly developing due to the direct feedback from our residents and enables them to take part in existing hobbies and new tasks that aim to stimulate creativity, intellect, physical ability and improve well being. With music groups, pub outings, cooking, gardening, one to one time, entertainers, quiz's, bingo and more, there is never a shortage of things to do.

We also have external providers who visit the home. We have Rachel Sherring who provides Yoga Sessions, Lorrain Christopher who is available every Wednesday and Thursday for hair appointments in our on site salon, Sharon Rees who visits on a Wednesday to provide massage therapy sessions in the comfort of your chair and regular Church Services which do include a monthly Holy Communion. We are always open to new suggestions so if you do have any please see Alex Petersen (Head of Activities), Jan Taylor or Scott Foot (Activity Coordinator's) who will be happy to listen.

Come and join us at our Open Day

Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 20th October, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Rising to the Occasion

We would like to thank everybody who came and supported our second bake sale at Lucerne House. Residents and staff had a fantastic but busy week, baking many cakes in preparation for the big day and decorating them too. With your support, residents have raised £152, which will be donated to the MS Society.

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10 Years at Lucerne

Everyone at Lucerne House would like to congratulate Lijuan Woodland, Housekeeping Assistant, on 10 years of service. Lijuan was presented with her Long Service Award by Senior General Manager, John Bayliss. Well done!

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10 Years of Service

Everyone at Lucerne House would like to congratulate Care Assistant, Joseph Tottappilly, on 10 years of service with Barchester. Joseph was presented with his award by Senior General Manager John Bayliss.

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Bird House

Residents had a great time in our most recent woodworking session sanding, crafting and painting bird houses. They enjoyed getting creative, forming new relationships through social inclusion and having a lot of fun in the process.

The project has been ongoing for a few weeks and we look forward to placing our newly built bird houses around the grounds in the near future.

At Lucerne House, we always look for ways to be creative and promote social inclusion. We have many great projects in the pipe line, so do look out for those in the upcoming events section of our website.

If you fancy helping out, or if you would like to meet new people, please feel free to drop in.

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A Game of Words

On Friday 24th August, our newly-formed word games team set off to face one of our sister homes, Mount Tryon, in a game of Scrabble. We were warmly welcomed by them when we arrived, who were ready and waiting to compete.

Mount Tryon is situated in Torquay and the fantastic team down there made us feel more than welcome, allowing us to have a tour of their wonderful home and also letting us seamlessly integrate with their residents and staff.

This is to be the first in a series of word-based games that should enable us to make new friends, challenge our problem-solving and intellectual abilities and, most importantly, have fun. Game 1 went to Lucerne House, with the next fixture set for 3:00 p.m. on Monday September 24th, when we will be having a game of Countdown.

If you would like to join us or just come and cheer us on, then do stop by Lucerne House, where we will be more than happy to welcome you.

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And All That jazz

Everyone at Lucerne had a great time on Wednesday 22nd August. We were joined by Michelle Mae, who performed a host of popular songs in the style of jazz. Michelle is a fantastic performer, which our residents, relatives and staff warmed to instantly. With the room full of music and everyone singing along, it was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Michelle will be joining us again in the future, so do look out for her scheduled performance in the upcoming events section on our website.

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Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

Enjoy some company and a delicious lunch!

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Memory Cafés

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and snack.

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M.S. Coffee Mornings

Come along to our resident-run coffee mornings and meet like-minded people.

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Events & Activities in October

There's lots of fun activities scheduled throughout October here at Lucerne House,

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