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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.

Life at our home

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Llamas at Lucerne

Everyone had a great time this past Friday, as we were joined by Peak Hill Llamas. Residents got to get up close and personal with Golly and Olly, who are brothers and absolutely love the attention and interaction with people. There was a real buzz of excitement as we awaited their arrival and everyone commented on how amazing it was to meet them. We hope to welcome them back into our home very soon.

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20 Years of Service

Everyone at Lucerne House would like to congratulate Jacqueline Cockayne fo receiving her 20 year Long Servicr Award. Jacqueline was presented with a voucher and her '20 Years of Service' pin by Senior General Manager, John Bayliss.

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Bake Sale

Everyone here at Lucerne House would like to say a big thank you to those who joined us and contributed to our bake sale during our recent open day. It was a great day with activities and opportunities to see what life is like in our home.

A special thank you also goes to Penny, Brenda and all the other residents who supported the bake sale. We are pleased to announce that, with your support, residents raised £89 which has been sent to the MS Society

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Bringing the Community Together

Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together here at Lucerne House to enjoy an open day that was held on Saturday 9th June.

Lucerne House hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, including a musical memories group and a bake sale which the residents of Lucerne put together to raise money for their chosen charity, which were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event.

Staff at Lucerne House made everyone feel welcome and were delighted to see different generations having fun together. Visitors enjoyed plenty of refreshments, such as fresh cakes, coffee, tea and cold beverages prepared by the catering team, who were hard at work making sure that a great time was had by all – it really was a team effort!

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Flower Power

Residents at Lucerne had a great time during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show. We were assisted by our new volunteer, John, who has a background in gardening. We potted many plants and also some seeds, which will be ready for flowering later this year.

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A Right Royal Wedding

Everyone at Lucerne House had a fantastic time at our Royal Wedding Party Tea Party this month. We all got together in our Memory Lane community to indulge in a whole host of treats and snacks. The cake we made during our baking group was well-received too. A special thank you goes out to Rosemary Ellis, who arranged for a for a cake bearing an image of Harry & Megan to be made.

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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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Upcoming Events in August

There's plenty of fun activities scheduled throughout the month of August here at Lucerne House.

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