Irene Holmes

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Irene Holmes

I joined Rothsay Grange in July 2013 as a Carer, and worked my way up to the role of Senior Carer. I then decided to join the activities team in October 2015, where I get the pleasure of seeing residents enjoy the activities I provide for them.

Activities at Rothsay Grange

The activities coordinators at Rothsay Grange work 7 days a week to ensure there is a variety of planned group and one to one activities to suit all individual needs. The activities consist of weekly running activities such as chair zumba, Music therapy, an Arts club and many more. We also run a weekly minibus trip to local places of interest giving everyone a chance to have a trip out of the home.

Rothsay Grange also knows how to have a good old tea party alongside some fantastic entertainers and productions that visit the home on a regular basis. Irene and Aimee feel its very important to have the residents that live here to have a fun and fulfilled life and encourage them to attend as many activities as they wish.

Life at our home

10 Years Rothsay Grange

Rothsay Grange turned 10 years on 20th November, happy birthday Rothsay Grange. We had an awesome day of fun and games through out. Our dedicated chef Debbie made us a spread fit for a queen. She also made a very lush birthday cake.

We had friends and family of the home to help celebrate our big day. Very special guest from the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Test Valley.

To entertain us we had the Andover Belly Dancers and then  Chris Kimber took over making balloon models for all that wanted them. They ranged from a lady with a very cheeky bottom to animals, flowers and crowns, he also made EW very happy by making a balloon baby.

We also had one of our lovely senior care staff who has been here from the very start Emily Davis pictured with the Mayor and Deputy.

Jessica Salway the manager of the home  said that it has been a fantastic day, we have all had fun and are now worn out by the day’s events we will all sleep well tonight and thank you all for coming and sharing our big day with us we all look forward to our next birthday party next year.

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Little Visitors

Zalna, who is 12 years old, gave the residents a little show of her ballet moves. The residents were very impressed with the young lady that they have asked her to come back in December.

We are all looking forward to this. Please call the home on 01264 772898 If you would like to join us so we can give you date and time.

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The New Forest

On 10th October we had a lovely mystery trip to The New Forest, where we enjoyed a picnic. We see lots of ponies and cattle and even got a bit lost, but that’s the fun of a mystery trip! 

Tropical Day with Dave

We had a lovely tropical-themed day here at Rothsay Grange with a fruity platter, homemade lemonade and ginger beer. Dave Dawson came to sing for us and some of our residents also joined in.

Miss Millie

Miss Millie

Miss Millie, a PAT dog, came to visit our residents we all had a cuddle and fed her some cheese. Miss Millie is a poodle and she is only 1 and half years old and she loves her job.

Miss Millie especially loves to be cuddled and loves to give kisses. She will do anything for some cheese.

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Big Sing Concert Big Sing Concert

Big Sing Concert

Rothsay Grange welcomed 2 local assisted living homes and a local vocal teacher for a one-off concert. Everyone had a fabulous afternoon singing songs and learning some new ones too. The Mayor and his wife joined us and sung their hearts out as well.

Upcoming events

Events & Activities in December

There are  plenty of interesting activities planned throughout December here at Rothsay Grange.

Dementia Café

Dementia Café

Come along and meet with friends over light refreshments and enjoy the variety of activities and entertainment our home has to offer.

Need a venue?

Need a venue?

We have a meeting room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.

Don't Dine Alone

Don't Dine Alone

We understand that meal times can be lonely for some older people.

Don't Dine Alone

Don't Dine Alone

Rothsay Grange is opening its doors as part of its “Don’t Dine Alone” campaign, so those who usually eat by themselves can enjoy a lunch in the company of other guests, home residents and staff.…

Armchair Zumba

Armchair Zumba

Everyone is welcome to our armchair Zumba sessions, which are held every Thursday.