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
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, 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.
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.
Lola the Pearly Queen
We had the wonderful 'Lola the Pearly Queen. We had a sing along and then we had some delicious homemade cakes. Lola had made us all balloons animals, which the residents loved.
The Magic Table
We are delighted to announce that we have just had a Magic Table installed, which is an interactive light projector, designed to support residents living with dementia by keeping them engaged through specialised games.
The light projections respond to hand and arm movement, promoting movement, allowing residents to stay stimulated and, most of all, have fun!
You can read more about it on this page.
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?
We have a meeting room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.
Don't Dine Alone
We understand that meal times can be lonely for some older people.
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.…
Everyone is welcome to our armchair Zumba sessions, which are held every Thursday.