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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Janet Williams

My name is Janet and I'm the Activities Coordinator here at Plas-Y-Dderwen. I am passionate about ensuring that Plas-Y-Dderwen is a fun and active place to live with plenty of activities going on for residents to participate in and enjoy. We have everything, from a film club and arts & crafts sessions to minibus trips out and visits from entertainers. We have something for all the family to enjoy to show that Plas-Y-Dderwen is a happy and welcoming environment.

Activities at Plas-Y-Dderwen

At Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home, our Lifestyle/Activities staff endeavour to provide a wide range of activities that suit all residents' physical and mental needs. There are regular minibus trips to nearby places of interest, including visits to local beaches and shows. We also have a film club, gentlemen's club, arts and crafts club, with musical entertainment once a week. Activities are very important to the staff of Plas-Y-Dderwen, making the home a fun and active place for all the residents who live here.

Life at our home

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Remembrance Sunday

Resident of Plas-Y-Dderwen, Eric, was honoured to represent The British Evacuees Association on Remembrance Sunday in Carmarthen – and Marched with pride. Eric was accompanied by Jane and Ernie, who work at the home.

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When You Wish Upon a Tractor

Resident, Edwin had worked on a farm for his entire life; his favorite tractor was a Fordson Major, which he always talks about. No matter the weather, Edwin would be out on his tractor, ploughing and harrowing.

His enthusiasm for tractors made this month’s wish special; Glynne from Towy Valley Vintage Club drove his vintage 1949 Fordson Major to Plas-Y-Dderwen for Edwin and other residents to enjoy.

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Barchester's 25th Anniversary

Folks at Plas-Y-Dderwen had lots of fun celebrating 25 years of Barchester.

We got into the spirit of the celebrations after an address from the Mayor of Carmarthen, when we were joined by Janet, who provided live entertainment. Residents, staff members and visitors also enjoyed access to stalls and a buffet.

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Braving the Shave

Two staff members braved the shave on Monday 25th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Emma Lutkin (31) and Rebekah Townsend (23) joined forces and raised nearly a £1000 for the charity.

Both Emma and Rebekah have family members affected by cancer: Emma’s grandfather is fighting Cancer and Rebekah’s mother is recovering from breast cancer. Both Emma and Rebekah said it’s not just for their families; they wanted to 'brave the shave' in recognition of everyone who’s lives have been turned upside down by a loved one being diagnosed with cancer. 

The shave was witnessed by the Mayor and Mayoress of Carmarthen, in add addition to other staff members and residents at Plas-Y-Dderwen.

The hair was donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children across the UK and Ireland, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

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10 Year Service Award

Our activities assistant/laundry assistant Amy Williams, who has been with us for 10 years this week!

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