Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lindsey Clement
Hi, my name is Lindsey and as activities coordinator within Ross Court I strive to create meaningful activities that promote social interaction and stimulate mobility. Having worked in care from the age of 17, I have experience in many different sectors of care and have accumulated skills that help me to approach my role with confidence and enthusiasm.
I’m passionate about the life enrichment of our residents, making meaningful connections to keep them involved in any previous interests or hobbies is a priority for me; “Life is for Living” and laughter can be infectious.
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience, and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Ross Court Care Home
During our last residents' meeting, residents came up with the suggestion of Chinese cuisine for our regular themed dining experience. The last theme was Italian.
Residents enjoyed a superb selection of Chinese dishes, prepared by our talented chefs. The dining room was decorated with flags, dragons and lanterns. Wine was sipped while listening to relaxing Chinese music. It was a lovely time to all get together and enjoy a fantastic meal together.
Residents have been playing with some ideas about our next themed dining experience, but nothing has been decided yet. I think we are all too busy planning our Halloween party!
Knit & Natter
A number of residents have been meeting once a week for their 'Knit and Natter' group.
Residents had set themselves the task of knitting squares to be made into blankets to donate to a local animal shelter. Some of our residents had not picked up needles and wool for many years. They are now producing squares at a steady pace. It’s a lovely opportunity for the group to get together, have refreshments and a good natter. The group have been so proud to see their efforts turned into beautiful blankets and so pleased to know that they have been taking part in charity work.
We have some seasoned knitters on our staff team and they have also been bringing in squares, as well as many staff donating money that has been put towards purchasing food and treats to take with us to the Animal shelter.
All the donations were gratefully received by the Hereford and Worcester Animal Shelter.
Residents have said that they have enjoyed this project so much that they want to continue knitting blankets and possibly find other charities to donate to.
Residents were delighted with their Italian-themed dining evening on Monday 10th August.
The Head Chef and hosting team prepared and served a beautiful three-course meal which included all things Italian. Residents sipped wine while listening to Italian bistro style music.
The dining room was decorated with flags, bunting and tableware to match. It was a wonderful atmosphere that was enjoyed by all. The only hard part of the evening was making a choice between the mouth watering options on the menu.
Next week, at the residents' monthly meeting, we will choose what dining experience we will have next, though Chinese has been mentioned a few times already!
Residents have enjoyed an afternoon at the movies. Tickets were handed out as they chose their seats and waited for the movie to begin.
Residents then used their tickets to claim their complimentary snacks, which were brought around by our charming usherette. There was a choice of drinks, muffins, sweets and of course, peanuts and popcorn! Thankfully there wasn’t any throwing of popcorn or too much talking during the feature.
Residents commented on how they remember going to the movies and the usherettes coming around at the interval with the snacks and a torch to light the way. Thankfully it was such a glorious day that no torch was needed!
Residents of Ross Court rounded off the week with a 'Spanish Afternoon'. This was kicked off with a selection of Spanish wines to taste, Ttapas to eat and Spanish music to listen to. Residents listened to some interesting facts about Spain and then attempted a quiz.
Residents have suggested that our next 'Round the World' experience should be Italy, so We will be asking our Head Chef for a selection of pasta and pizza dishes!
Residents of Ross Court have been working on this project for several weeks. It was wonderful to see all of our hard work come together and be proudly displayed in the window of our dining room.
Residents who attend the art and craft sessions have enjoyed seeing and comparing the many different styles of painting and designs that could be used on one feather template.
We are now discussing options for our next group project and will decide next week.