Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lisa Carr

Hi, My name is Lisa and I’m very happy to join the team at Newlands as the Activities coordinator. I am a Yoga teacher and practitioner and look forward to sharing chair yoga with the residents. I have been spending one to one time with residents getting to know them and enjoying their conversations, learning about their lives and the things that are important to them.

My role is to listen and provide activities that will enhance their lives. I look forward to meeting the families and sharing events with the wider community when time allows.

Activities at Newlands

Activities within our home are tailored around the requests of residents. Our Activities Coordinator holds regular activity meetings to seek new thoughts and ideas. The home is committed to offering a varied range of activities for all residents, from hand and nail care to gardening for those who have green fingers. We carry out reminiscence activities, including planned entertainment days, bringing the seaside into the home or dance hall meetings.

We hold strong links with the community, especially schools and local children's sports teams, who visit the home to provide entertainment and engagement with residents. We also maintain relationships with the church to ensure that residents’ spiritual beliefs are met. Externally, we have our own minibus, and outings are planned and carried out, again tailored to residents’ preferences, whether it be shopping, visits to the local pub, tea and coffee afternoons, or a scenic day out in the lakes and lovely countryside that surrounds us. However, the fun does not stop at the residents we care for, but we also hold events to involve family and the wider community.

Life at Newlands Care Centre

Pamper session

Residents at Newlands care home enjoyed an afternoon of pampering as they were given a hairdressing, hand and nail therapy session. The team at the home were on hand to provide the pamper session, with residents enjoying treats such as cakes and refreshments whilst being given manicures and hand treatments. Everyone was delighted with the finished results!

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Birthday celebrations

Everyone at Newlands would like to wish resident, Rita, a very happy birthday!

Rita was delighted to be surrounded with cake, cards and presents from loved ones and staff pampered Rita throughout the day with fun and laughter to ensure that the birthday girl had a wonderful day.

Local schools share a little festive cheer

Residents were delighted to receive a bundle of colourful Christmas cards hand-created and written by the children from local schools who sent them into the home as their shared a little festive cheer.  Residents of the home enjoy their intergenerational links with the community and continue to forge relationships during this time with many virtual activities and look forward to welcoming them into the home in the near future.

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Home receive sweet gift from relative

Residents and staff at Newlands were delighted to receive an unusual gift, a bin full of treats – Quality Street – enough to satisfy any chocolate lover.  The generous gift was from a family member wishing to say thank you for all their hard work and commitment during 2020 and keeping their loved ones safe.  Everyone at Newlands would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’

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Bonfire celebrations

Everyone flocked to their windows to watch the amazing fireworks from a beloved British tradition. Residents enjoyed seeing all the different fireworks and “ooo’d & awww’d” in delight.  The evening was finished off with some mouth-watering hot dogs & onions, bonfire night cupcakes and some warming got chocolate. It was a fun-filled evening for all.

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Residents enjoy a bewitching afternoon

Residents and colleagues enjoyed a lovely afternoon judging the homes virtual Halloween competition.  Everyone listened to some Halloween music,  ate delicious home-made treats provided by the homes hospitality team before finishing the afternoon watching ‘ Hocus Pocus’.  Everyone loved seeing the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes!

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