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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.

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Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 9th June, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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BBQ at Lucerne

A big thank you to everyone who made it to our BBQ on Tuesday 8th May. There was a real buzz of joy and community in the air, with plenty of good food to go around. It was great to reunite with old friends of the home and also to welcome some new ones. We are hoping they will join us again in the future.

Another BBQ will be arranged when the sunny weather returns, so keep a look out on our upcoming events in the days, weeks and months to come.

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May the 4th Be with You

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away the residents at Lucerne assembled to face the First Order, lead by Supreme Leader Snoke. May 4th marks Star Wars Day, and everyone enjoyed marking the occasion by watching the latest installment of the saga in our Alphinbrook lounge/cinema. The smell of popcorn added to the feeling of being at the movies and everyone said they had a good time.

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Baking Bread

Residents got together to bake some bread for lunchtime. We had a great time and especially enjoyed eating it with the homemade soup provided by our kitchen team. We look forward to baking more bread in the coming weeks.

If you would like to assist us or try our baked goods, then please do pop in. You can also join us for our Don’t Dine Alone programme, which is on the third Wednesday of every month.

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Active Minds

At Lucerne House, we love to keep as active as possible, be that through exercise events, yoga groups, walks in the village or anything else we can think of.

As well as being physically active, we also like to exercise our minds, and one really positive way of doing that has been at our Scrabble groups. It allows us to challenge our problem solving and spelling and provides us with intellectual and social stimulation.

We run our Scrabble groups regularly, so if you are up to the challenge or would like to make new friends, then we would love to welcome you into our home.

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Ice Cream in the Sun

On Wednesday 18th April, residents, relatives and staff all assembled in our garden to enjoy the fantastic weather. Everyone was able to indulge in some ice cream, Pimm's and lemonade or shandy. We all had a great time and look forward to seeing more sunny weather in the coming days, weeks and months. If you would like to join us, then do pop in

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15 Years of Service

Everyone at Lucerne House would like to congratulate Ron Jampil, Head of Ide Unit, on 15 years of service with Barchester. Ron was presented with his award by Senior General Manager, John Bayliss.

Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

Enjoy some company and a delicious lunch!

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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 May

There's plenty of fun activities lined up for the month of May here at Lucerne.

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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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Events & Activities in June

There's lots of fun activities planned throughout June here at Lucerne House.

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