Meet our Activities Coordinator, Steve Moss
Hi, my name is Steve, and I have been a Lifestyle Coordinator at Mallard Court since 2006, and have achieved the NAPA (National Association of Activity Providers) Level 2 Award in Activity Provision in the Care Sector.
We provide a wide range of activities for the people we support, as well as for their families and friends. I also love to have one-to-one chats with residents who like to reminisce about their lives over a cup of tea and some biscuits.
We have our own minibus and have fun days out sight-seeing, having a picnic or going a local pub for a drink and a meal. We also arrange for local artists to provide musical entertainment for everyone at Mallard Court.
Activities at Mallard Court
We provide a wide range of group activities and individual one to one activities to meet our residents needs including musical entertainers, PAT dog visits, minibus outings, themed events and much more!
We take a person centred approach when planning each individuals activities so they can achieve a feeling of self worth and well-being.
We hold monthly meetings with the residents and also regular meetings with their family and friends, discussing any ideas that they may have, and also any problems that their may have. Both of our activities coordinators, Steve and Lynne, have completed NAPA Activity Workers Level 2 Award training, and are continually seeking new ideas so we can ensure life in the home is as varied and interesting as possible. We encourage strong community links with the local schools, colleges and local charities in the community. Steve is supported also by his dogs, Tia, Pebbles and Oscar who give great pleasure to the residents in our home, and can often be seen either on a persons lap or being taken for a walk around the home. Many of the visitors that come into Mallard Court commented that it is so friendly and welcoming.
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Mallard Court Care Home
English National Ballet Proms
We celebrated Last Night of the Proms virtually with members of English National Ballet’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Gavin Sutherland.
We listened and danced along as members of the orchestra took us on a magical, musical journey. English National Ballet Philharmonic is made up of many of the country’s top musicians, and boasts considerable experience in all forms of music-making. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company, this special concert got our feet tapping, arms waving and hearts singing!
It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.
V&A Dundee exhibition tour
We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.
We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.
And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.
It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.
Residents enjoy PAT dog visit
Residents and staff at Mallard Court had the great pleasure of little Pat Dog Louie paying them a visit, there were lots of smiles and cuddles as Louie is such a gentle and cute little character!
Giant snakes and ladders!
Giant Snakes & Ladders is proving very popular here at Mallard Court.
Our residents and staff are having lots of fun working their way up the board only to find themselves sometimes sliding back down the board as they land on a snakes head, much to the amusement of everyone else!
Check mate at Mallard Court
Here at Mallard Court some of our residents love a game of chess, so we’ve gone one step further and invested in a GIANT version of the game. The extra-large but lightweight pieces are easier to hold to move around the board, so excellent for dexterity and because of their size are a lot easier to see giving them a visual edge over our smaller chess sets.
National Cowboy Day
Here at Mallard Court we celebrated ‘National Cowboy Day’ in style, having lots of fun wearing Cowboy Hats and watching popular Westerns on the Giant Screen and chatting about fond memories of Western Star actors.
It was an hilarious day with our Activities Team riding round on ‘horseback’ which made everyone laugh so much!