Meet our Activities Coordinators, Alison Jones & Heather Lowndes
We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.
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 Oak Grange Care Home
The Christmas Tree Festival at Chester Cathedral
Residents enjoyed a festive trip out on the minibus to visit Chester Cathedral which was looking spectacular at Christmastime. General Manager, Karen Fitzgerald said "It is important to us to utilise the mini bus and take residents further a field and the annual Christmas Tree Festival event at the Cathedral was a marvellous opportunity to do so, our residents thoroughly enjoyed their visit & we shall be returning throughout the year
The Samaritans Purse, "Operation Christmas Child"
Residents recently went on a shopping trip outing to buy, fill and wrap boxes filled with gifts of soft toys, toiletries & art materials. The boxes, one for a boy and one for a girl for children aged 5 -9, were collected by The Samaritan’s Purse Charity. General Manager Karen Fitzgerald said “It is very important to us at Oak Grange Care Home to give something back to those less fortunate than ourselves and feel Operation Christmas Child is one that is especially close to our hearts at this time of year”
Latte Fun at Macmillan Coffee Morning
Residents, staff, families and friends at Oak Grange Care Home in Mollington, Chester held a charity coffee morning on Friday 27th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Oak Grange’s coffee morning was a big success – they managed to raise £45.61 and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun doing it!
Teddy Bear Picnic
We hosted a teddy bear picnic in our garden and were joined by an entire reception class with their mums, dads and their favourite bears.
We all had a lovely time, singing songs together and enjoying lots of delicious snacks made by the class.
It was a joy to see everyone having so much fun, and there was lots of conversation about all the bears they had brought to show us.
A Day at the Beach
Residents at Oak Grange took advantage of the warm Bank holiday weather to enjoy some summer fun in the garden with a beach themed day and a trip to their local ice-cream parlour.
The day included deckchairs, plants, seagulls and inflatable games as seaside music played in the background. After lunch some took the short ride to their favourite ice-cream parlour, which got those taste buds watering with the vast selection of tasty flavours, this soon turned the conversation to reminisce about their own personal favourite and childhood summer holidays.
Everyone had a great day, with one resident commenting “Oh, I haven’t had a Mr. Whippy for ages!”
Emergency Services Visit
Oak Grange have opened up their doors to welcome the emergency services personnel in their local area. As a way of saying thank you to the paramedics, nurses, police officers and other emergency services workers who don’t always have time to go home or back to their workplace on their break, the team and the residents of Oak Grange will provide drinks to all emergency service staff who visit or pass by and were delighted to welcome their first visitors.
Karen Ftizgerald, General Manager said 'to say thank you for all of the great work our emergency services do for us, we here at Oak Grange inviting all members of the police, ambulance and fire services to pop in and take their duty break on us for free'.