Meet our Activities Coordinators, Irene & Leah
Irene and Leah have been working together since 2019, and thoroughly enjoy planning and providing activities for our residents. They are a great team and always bring joy and fun to wherever they are in the home.
Leah has worked at Rothsay since she was 16, as an apprentice carer, and has worked her way into a position that she loves.
Irene has many years’ experience in working with vulnerable adults and children, and also started working here as a care assistant several years ago, before moving on to senior carer and then into the activities coordinator role.
Both love seeing the way that residents' lives are enriched with the activities they provide, and love interacting with all the residents in our care.
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 Rothsay Grange Care Home
Book Signing Event
We invited local author Norman Townsend into our home recently. He spoke to the residents about his life in Weyhill and what made him write his two crime novels. Everyone had a lovely day. He spent time chatting to everyone and signed books for those who wanted them.
Bobbing along on the River
What a wonderful day the residents had when they visited River Anton. They hired a boat and had a picnic travelling up the river. The smiles on their faces made it all so worth it.
Canal Boat Trip
Rothsay Grange residents took to the canal with Accessible boating association (ABA). ABA is a charity managed by unpaid volunteers. The boat was called Dawn and the residents said how lovely and spacious she is. We stopped and had a picnic made by our onsite chef, it went down a treat! Along the canal we saw ducks, ducklings, dragonflies, a hawk and a metal horse along the canal. Philip had a go at driving the canal boat he did very well! We had Dave, Brian and Jim steering the boat for us.
High Tea with the newly appointed Mayor of Test Valley
Rothsay Grange, recently welcomed Cllr Mark Cooper, the Cllr and Mayor of Test Valley, for a garden party and afternoon tea with residents of the home.
On the day residents and guests were treated to tasty sandwiches, scones and cakes in the home’s lovely courtyard garden. Residents and guests of the home also had the chance to chat with Mayor Mark Cooper, who took time to talk to residents and the staff over the afternoon tea.
Live entertainment for everyone
Dave Dawson is a firm favourite with the residents at Rothsay. He never disappoints. From singing the old classics to taking requests. He even gets the residents involved holding the mic.
Celebrating our wonderful carers
For Carer's week, we wanted to make everyone feel very special and appreciated the fantastic work they do every day. Staff were treated to deliveries of chocolates and homemade cards. Our Head chef also put together a wonderful spread of party food for everyone to enjoy. Staff enjoyed an afternoon in the garden with live music from The two of us.