Irene Holmes

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Irene

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 Rothsay Grange Care Home

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World Food Day

Residents and staff celebrated World Food Day by asking family, friends and staff to bring in items for our local food bank.

As you can see, we have been very lucky with all the generous donations from everyone. Residents and staff coloured in turkeys and hedgehogs and wrote on them what they are thankful for. The gentleman who picked up the food was very pleased with the donations.

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Autumnal Baking

Residents at Rothsay Grange indulged in some autumnal baking Cherry, spiced apple and pumpkin pies were made and were a great success! The home was filled with beautiful smells and all the residents enjoyed tasting their pies once they had cooked.

Pumpkin Carving

Residents had great time carving pumpkins ready for our Halloween party. We had lots of pumpkins to carve. We printed off some templates, but you can’t beat getting stuck in and letting your imagination run wild.

Baking Fun

Residents had a fantastic time baking a chocolate cake. We learned how to make tempered chocolate by our Head Chef. The best part of it all was eating the cake with a lovely cup of tea. 

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Birthday Celebrations

Birthday celebrations this year have been very different for all of us, but particularly for our residents. Rose turned 90 this month, so her family had a socially distanced visit with her in the morning, and then we threw her a surprise party in the afternoon!

All of Rose’s friends here at Rothsay attended the party, where they enjoyed a lovely buffet with a beautiful homemade cake. We sang along to songs and played different party games that Rose chose.

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Cream Tea Afternoon

We had a fun-filled cream tea-themed afternoon. As always. the tea was flowing, and we spoke about the way people say scones and about the history of The Boston Tea Party.