Meet our Activities Coordinator, Teri-Ann Hall
Teri-Ann came from working as a beautician in a department store to join the Middletown Grange care team. She has embrassed the role fully, and our residents and fellow staff love her cheerfulness. In March 2021, Teri-Ann moved into the role of Activities Coordinator and is enriching the lives of our residents on a daily basis through mind, body and soul stimulating activities.
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 Middletown Grange Care Home
Hair Dos and Hand Pampers
Teri-Ann treated our ladies to a little pamper session in the salon, with hair-sets, and curls followed by hand massages and nail polishing. Pat commented that her hair's not looked this good in month's!
All ready for a virtual visit to Royal Ascot's Ladies Day.
Fruity Friday Fun
Friday at Middletown Grange is always a 'Funday'. As part of Nutrition and Hydration week, we started the day with build-your-own Fresh Fruit Friday Kebab on all communities. Each resident had the opportunity to build their own kebab, choosing from a selection of chopped fruits. They all enjoyed playing... one for the stick, one for my mouth!
No Friday would be the same without good old Fish & Chips, it’s a tradition, and nutritious or not, depending on batter thickness and number of chips consumed... our residents just love them with plenty of salt and vinegar! Happy faces all round.
Healthy and Nutritious Smoothies
'Thirsty Thursday' saw our resident's joint together to make fresh fruit smoothies!
Orders were being taken by our 'mixologists'; Pat and Marion, both of who took the role very seriously, ensuring the correct measures of fruit to milk and yogurt. Thank you ladies, your fellow residents absolutely loved their delicious beverages.
Flower Arranging and High-Tea
Throughout Nutrition and Hydration Week our residents have been enjoying some wellbeing activities including; on Wednesday their flower arranging session included learning about edible flowers for cooking, and juices.
In the afternoon, Chef treated everyone to a selection of nutritious filled sandwiches and naughty fresh cream scones for 'high-tea' whilst they watched the racing from Royal Ascot!
Nutrition and Hydration Week - Breakfast Menu
Middletown Grange started celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week (14th – 20th June) today, with a selection of tasty and nutritious breakfast dishes. Our residents had the choice of granola and or yogurt with fresh berries, smoked salmon and soft cheese bagels, eggs benedict and smoke salmon with scrambled eggs and capers!
Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. At Barchester, each resident’s specific dietary requirements, likes and dislikes are individually catered for at all our homes. Meals are prepared to each resident’s tastes and all staff understand the importance of good nutrition and hydration for all our residents and patients’ wellbeing.
Home manager; Clem said “Our chefs are trained to prepare dishes to our residents’ specific dietary requirements, as well as all their likes and dislikes. Today’s breakfast menu saw the ‘Full English’ take a back seat. Our residents seemed to love the choices, and I’ve no doubt they’ll be appearing on the menu on a regular basis.”
Oomph! Paper Boats
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream!
Our residents loved making their own little paper boats during this week’s Oomph Wellness session. Following each instruction to the letter, and folding with precision, they we're amazed just how well their small nautical creations floated.
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.