Meet our Activities Coordinator, Claire Garrod
Hello, my name is Claire and I am the Activities Co-ordinator here at Ritson Lodge.
I have been working with the care industry since 2015 and as an Activities Co-ordinator since 2017. I love being an activities co-ordinator as it allows me to bring joy into the residents day, build relationships with them and ultimately try to make them smile!! Before starting work I completed a degree in Dance and Drama so I try to include my knowledge of this in my activities. I am also particularly passionate about activities for those living with dementia.
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 Ritson Lodge Care Home
Riston Lodge enjoyed a busy Mother's Day with phone calls, present opening, visits in our visiting suite and scones and Baileys.
International Women's Day
We celebrated International Women's Day with a gallery comprising some of the most influential women in history, ranging from Beatrix Potter to Emily Pankhurst. Residents enjoyed reading a bit about the history of these wonderful women of history.
The Magic Table
Residents have been enjoying our new Magic Table 360. We have been so excited and made full use of the sensory benefits it provides. Residents can play piano, clear leaves, play snakes and ladders, go for 'walks' in the forest and paint pictures.
Residents at Ritson Lodge would like to thank Joanne Davis from Hopton community, who kindly Donated 150 books for them to enjoy while in lockdown. We plan to create a mini library and reading book club.
Friday 22nd was Vaccination Day at Ritson Lodge for all our residents and number of staff. Residents were so proud and relieved.
Now more than ever it’s important to focus on the positive, so we made a bored full of pictures, quotes and thank you notes that simply make you smile.