Meet our Activities Coordinators, Lisa, Ashley and Sara
Hello, our names are Lisa, Ashley and Sara and we are the Activities and Lifestyle team at Paternoster House! We are 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 Home
National Carers Week
During National Carers Week we have been showing our appreciation to all our wonderful carers. All of our front line heroes have shown courage and resilience during a time unlike any we have been through before.
We appreciate all that you do for the vulnerable people in our care to help them live each day to the fullest and celebrate life.
Thank You For Your Compassion - You Are Incredible
Pride Week At Paternoster House
Paternoster House celebrated Pride Week by decorating in a riot of rainbow colours.
We have been learning about the history of the Pride movement, its challenges and the ways that we can get involved. Many of our residents reminisced about the changes they have seen occur in society, film and law throughout their lives. We celebrated the differences that make us such an interesting culture.
Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre
Our residents have thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Lea Valley White Water Rafting Centre this week.
The Centre is used for Olympic training across a range of water sports.
Our residents had a blast cheering on the white water daredevils as they battled the waves and currents of this challenging course. After being impressed with the skills on show by the Olympic hopefuls our residents went for a takeaway lunch before heading home.
This week we helped Pearl celebrate her 80th birthday along with her daughter and best friend of 65 years.
It is wonderful for residents to once again be able to have family and loved ones join them in the home to celebrate life's key milestones.
Live Cooking Event
As part of National Vegetarian Week, our residents and Head Chef took part in a live cooking event run by Barchester expert chef Alex.
With the cooking in the home following the live show, residents were delighted with the results. All Barchester chefs are fantastic and have wonderfully high standards, but each home is sure that theirs is the best!
The vegetarian dishes produced from the event were delicious.
For The Love Of Baking
The Paternoster House Baking Club has been hard at work filling the home with the delicious smell of freshly baked chocolate cakes this week.
Our waistlines may not thank us but our taste buds certainly will!
Later this week we will be baking cakes to donate to local front-line NHS teams.