Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lisa Smith
I am responsible for developing and overseeing an active living programme for each resident, which supports mobility, social contact, independence and fun, so that each and every one of the residents can thrive and live to their full potential.
Activities at Paternoster House
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Paternoster House Care Centre
Events & Activities in March
Paternoster enjoyed a Valentine's event that included live musical entertainment from the '50s and '60s. Above is a picture of local resident who came along to enjoy our 'Don’t Dine Alone initiative, where we invite older people from the community to come and enjoy lunch with us. We had lovely feedback from the event!
The home received a lovely visit from Performing Pets. Residents enjoyed a cuddle with the cute bunnies and looking at all the bright colours on the budgies.
This pet therapy session was very successful, as a range of sensory needs have been met. We are all looking forward to seeing them again very soon
Residents enjoyed a bus outing to an aquarium. We looked at a wide range of tropical marine life and were fascinated by the colourful and unusual fish there were to see.
Residents got into the Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins and decorating Halloween themed biscuits. Residents and staff members got involved by carving their own pumpkin designs for their communities.
This Month Paternoster House enjoyed a visit from the Meadow Dream Bunnies, all residents interacted and engaged well. This animal therapy was a huge success and we look forward to seeing them again very soon. We are very happy to support this organisation as all proceeds are donated to charity.
Residents enjoyed a bus outing to the Epping in bloom organisation. The activity enabled residents and people from the local community to come together and to take care of the beautiful gardens. It was a good day for socialising and spending time together.