Meet our Activities Coordinator, Carole Hierons
Hello, my name is Carole. I have worked at Lydfords Care Home for over 6 years as Activities Coordinator.
I moved to East Sussex with my family in 2013, from Croydon, where I had grown up and lived all my life. I am married and have 3 lovely children. Before moving here, I worked as a Doctor's Receptionist and a Chemist Counter Assistant. I was also a Cub Scout Leader for over 25 years. I started working at Lydfords in January 2014.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my six grandchildren, who keep me very busy, my two dogs, Arts and Crafts, and try to relax a little in my garden.
I really love my job, Activities at Lydfords is a happy, friendly, fun place to work. We share lots of memories, and make lots of new ones together.
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Lydfords Care Home
Thank you 'Gifts and Cards'
Thank you gifts and card received by Lydfords Care Home staff from Clare the daughter of a past resident, thanking the staff and management for the wonderful care delivered .
All staff and residents are so grateful for all they have received from families friends and the community.
Frindship Boxes for our Commmunity
Lydfords residents made handmade friendship boxes which were filled with goodies today and delivered to the local business : hairdresser, vets, the muffins coffee shop. The friendship boxes were very well received by our fabulous community.
Post cards of Kindness
Here at Lydford's we are part of the postcards of kindness group initiative and we have started receiving cards from people all over the world .
2 cards were received this week one from Malaysia and one from Cheshire . Thank you. The residents loved them
Celebrating Friendship Day
Lydfords celebrated friendship day by making friendship boxes which will be filled with goodies and delivered to the local businesses.
Lydfords residents and staff celebrated Juanita’s birthday this week with a lovely meal and birthday cake baked by our lovely chef.
National Picnic Week
Lydfords celebrated National Picnic Week with yummy food and lovely home made Primm’s.