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
Local author and illustrator, Rob Jones, came to Middletown Grange. We welcomed local school to attend our illustration work shop, everyone had lots of fun.
Trip to Local Cafe
Team members and residents at Middletown Grange had a lovely trip out to a local café for lunch. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon.
Baking Classes Over the Festive Period
We did lots of baking over the festive period. We made mince pies and a Christmas cake. Residents enjoyed the activity.
Christmas Pub Lunch
Residents and their families enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch and the local pub. Everyone had a great time.
We have had some lovely trips out to different places, we have been to museums, garden centres to see all the Christmas decorations, then for coffee and cake afterwards.
Remembrance Day Crafts
Residents loved welcoming the Beavers in to do remembrance day crafts with them. They made biscuits with poppy decorations on top and both the residents and children loved tasting them afterwards.
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.
Fish & Chips
Please feel free to join us for a fish & chip lunch every Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy some company and a delicious lunch!