Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lauren Walker

My name is Lauren Walker and I joined Middletown Grange as an Activities Coordinator in 2018 after working as a domiciliary carer for two years. I feel very privileged to have such a rewarding job and I am inspired by listening to residents' life stories. After studying Event Management at university, I am really looking forward to using my skills and knowledge within the care home.

Activities at Middletown Grange

We aim to provide a variety of activities that will both mentally and physically stimulate the people we support. Residents have a range of different needs and interests, and it is crucial that these are reflected in the activities available, so that each individual is able to participate to the best of their ability. We organise both group and individual social events that everyone is welcome to take part in; there is a weekly outing to local places of interest, including the garden centre and the local farms, parks and museums. In addition, we enjoy regular visits from entertainers and even exotic animals. We also host events such as 'Beach Day' that relatives and friends are encouraged to participate in. Getting involved in charities is a big part of our ethos, so events such as 'PJs for Pudsey' and pirate-themed days are regularly hosted to raise money for different foundations, including the Alzheimer’s Society.

Life at our home

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Penguin Playtime

We were all delighted when a few penguins stopped by for a visit. Residents and loved ones really enjoyed a morning of feeding and interacting with them. As it was such a success, we will definitely be welcoming them back again soon!

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Horse Therapy

Residents, their families and friends thoroughly enjoyed a visit from some beautiful horses from a local stables. The horses even visited those who could not leave their rooms! We are looking forward to them coming back again soon.

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Comic Relief

Staff and residents worked hard to raise money for Comic Relief in Witney's town centre.

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St Patrick's Day Creations

Residents and loved ones had a fun afternoon painting and putting together a piece of art for St Patrick's Day.

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Pancake Day

Residents and staff had a morning of fun as they were flipping pancakes and recalling fond memories of pancake making with grandchildren and what favourite toppings they enjoyed.

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Dementia Café Opening

We invited loved ones and members of the local community to the opening of our Dementia Café, and Barchester's Dementia Care Specialist gave a talk on the subject, which everyone found really enlightening.

Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

Enjoy some company and a delicious lunch!

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Thursday Coffee Service

We will be hosting a Coffee Service every first and third Thursday of the Month at 10:00 a.m., which will be run be Hailey and Witney Parish Church. 

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Fish & Chips

Please feel free to join us for a fish & chip lunch every Friday at 12:30 p.m.

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