Meet our Activities Coordinator, Alison Bradley
My name is Alison, I am the activities coordinator at Maple Leaf Lodge. I have worked here for 10 years. I love my job and creating activities, hosting events and teaching new skills or old skills which the residents may have forgotten, which has driven me to continue to be the very best version of me to bring happiness to the residents.
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 Maple Leaf Lodge Care Home
Maple Leaf residents held their very own beer festival in the bar. The residents had lots of beers to sample from all around the world. They enjoyed traditional German music and tried to learn a bit of German.
National Card Making Day
Residents enjoyed making some bespoke cards in honour of National Card Making Day.
Resident, Eileen, makes her own cards all year rounds, and sends them to local charity shop for them to sell on her behalf.
Residents at Maple Leaf Lodge started to think about Christmas and made cards to send to their families.
Residents had lots of fun celebrating Harvest Festival here at Maple Lead Lodge.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
We held our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning in hope to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The morning was full of laughter and we also had a quiz. Everybody enjoyed cakes and of course a cup of coffee.
Residents at Maple Leaf together have made homemade apple sauce from the apples in the garden. The apples smelt so sweet. Ron, Sam, Peter and Brian all had a go at peeling and washing the apples and Head Chef, Andrew, helped with the cooking.
On the 24th August, Maple Leaf held a garden fête with a pirate theme. Staff dressed as pirates for the day. We had a fun-filled day of pirate games, including 'pin the eye patch on the pirate', a treasure hunt, pirate ring toss, treasure chest piñata, walk the plank and cannon ball throw. The residents spent time in the garden in the lovely sunshine.