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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lisa Bale

Hi there, my name is Lisa, and I am part of the activities team here at The Manor. I have worked with Barchester for over 10 years and have previously worked as a Unit Care Coordinator before taking on my current role.

I love coming in to work each day and the variety it brings. I particularly enjoy taking residents out for the day on the minibus; most recently, we have been to the seaside and ten-pin bowling. Having fun and making residents smile makes my job worthwhile and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My love of being with people extends into my personal life and I enjoy cooking for friends and family in between renovating my new house.

Activities at The Manor

Our activities staff are here 7 days a week and are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we care for in a group or individual basis. From trips to garden centres, the theatre, and flower shows to personal shopping and attending family events. We also love organising Christmas fairs, our famous classic car show, musicians, entertainment, and pizza and pint evenings. The team encourage families to visit and work closely with our volunteers to ensure that our residents social care is a priority, so that they have a fun filled and enriched stay whilst here at The Manor. 

Life at our home

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Music as Therapy

Mark enjoyed a visit from our Music as Therapy practitioner this week. We all enjoy music and rhythm and this activity provides residents with an interactive opportunity to explore the therapeutic effects of music in an inclusive way.

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10 Years of Service

Viju has been a valued colleague at The Manor Care Home since 2008. This important 10 year anniversary was celebrated with the presentation of a Long Service Award by Susan Flowers, the General Manager. Viju’s contribution to The Manor, and particularly the night team, has been both significant and enduring, ensuring familiarity and comfort for residents through the night.

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Residents enjoyed playing skittles with our Senior Physiotherapy Assistant. It was a fun way to spend a rainy February morning.

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Valentine's Day

A couple living at The Manor have been married for 69 years and are still very much in love.

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Little Donkey

Residents had a super visit from the Donkey Sanctuary based in Sidmouth. Our four-legged guest visited all areas of the home and even stopped by the less mobile residents' rooms. Everyone enjoyed petting the donkey, who had a lovely, docile nature.

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Burns Night

We prepared a traditional Burns Night celebration to the tune of bagpipes and haggis. It was the perfect occasion to celebrate an evening steeped in tradition, tasting traditional haggis prepared by our chef, Marie Anne.

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