Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lorna Mankeey

Lorna joined Moreton Hill in 2021 as Activities Coordinator.  Lorna worked in another local care home in the same role, so brings a wealth of experience and ideas.  Lorna is experienced working with dementia residents and is committed to a person centred approach that is resident led.  Lorna and Jackie together plan a varied and interesting programme of activities for the residents.

Activities at our home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Life at Moreton Hill Care Home

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New Yoga Positions

At today's yoga class most of the positions were seated, but a few brave residents practiced a chair pose called the mountain pose tadasana followed by part utkatasana. It encourages balance, good posture and elongation of the spine!  Everyone is really enjoying and benefitting from these yoga sessions.

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Olympic Preparations

We are getting ready for our own Olympics at Moreton Hill. Penny, Iris and Nancy have begun by creating the rings, we will keep you updated!

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Vinnie Joins in Skittles

Skittles games are always good fun and a firm favourite at Moreton Hill. This time Vinnie wanted to join in! He is such a character and very much part of the family.

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Boat Trips with Cotswold Boatmobility

Residents have had a wonderful time over the past week taking boat trips with Cotswold Boatmobility. Sat on Zephyrus their wheely boat which is fully accessible we took in the scenery and wildlife from Ryeford to Stonehouse. We have also been very fortunate with the weather! Moreton Hill would like to thank Cotswold Boatmobility very much for giving our residents this opportunity, it really has been such a great experience.

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Oh Deer!

What an absolute treat during our lunch today to have such an appealing visitor. There was a fly in the ointment; his lunch was our roses!

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Memory Lane Enjoy Magic Table

Moreton Hill is fortunate to have a Tovertafel Magic Table. Designed in the Netherlands the Tovertafel uses interactive games to connect those living with dementia. Using interactive light projections there are a variety of games. Today residents enjoyed three games the first rose petals and love hearts swishing around to reveal pink love hears popping. We then displayed different fabrics which start off grey and as you move your hand or foot over the image colours are displayed. Then there was great fun with sweets, you step on the sweets to move them into the bag, the more sweets the more points!

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Upcoming events

Books Lovers Day Monday 9th August 2021

We will be celebrating everything about books; talking about those classic stories we all know and love, memories of childhood books along with a literary quiz.

Frampton on Severn Country Fair Sunday 12th September 2021

Barchester will have a stand at this popular Gloucestershire Country Fair. If you are looking into care for a loved one do come and talk to the team to find out more.

Meet The Manager Saturday 14th August 2021

Join us on Saturday 14th August for our Meet The Manager event. We will welcome you with a tour of Moreton Hill and an opportunity to meet Dany Thomas, General Manager.