Meet our Activities Coordinators, Marek Manteufel & Margaret Fagan
We both joined Marnel a while ago and we are very excited to be part of such a proactive and dedicated team. There are lots of ideas and innovations, all to enhance quality of life of our residents. Every day is different and to understand the needs of our residents, building relationship with them and keeping in touch with their families and friends, is the most important and rewarding job we could have wish for.
Activities at our home
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Marnel Lodge Care Home
National Fish and Chip Day
Whether you’re a Cod or Haddock, a garden Pea or Mushy Pea fan, National Fish and Chip Day, celebrated on 4th September, is the perfect day for you. And it was certainly a day of fun filled Fish and Chips activities for the team and tesidents at Marnel Lodge.
To mark the celebration of the nation’s favourite Fish and Chips, residents tucked into a variety of their favourites. There was much fun to be had taking part in our Fish and Chips lunch. Residents also got the chance to enjoy their Fish and Chips in traditional boxes to make the event more exciting, also Marek Manteufel, our Activities Coordinator dressed as a shark and went round the home making the residents laugh, which is always lovely to hear.
Residents and the team enjoyed a day filled with great food and traditional Japanese music. There was lots of dancing and fun.
World Food Day
Residents and staff enjoyed some world food tasting. Delicious curry, Caribbean, Chinese, Polish, Japanese and many more cuisines have been very popular and so appreciated by all. With great food comes a great glass of bubbly. It was a great day with lots of fun!
83rd Birthday Celebrations
Our resident, Rita, has celebrated her 83rd birthday in style. Close family visited Rita and grandchildren were waiting in front of the home as a surprise. Rita felt truly special!
Partnership with Dunelm
National home furnishing retailer, Dunelm, decided to pair up with nursing homes across the country. Our management met with Cathy, project executor of Dunelm, which was very productive and encouraging. Such partnerships are so welcome and we are planning fantastic events together.
We have celebrated the birthdays of our lovely residents, Vera and Claire. There wish was to see their familes, and we made that wish come true. There were lots of cakes and sweets and, of course, happiness.