Meet our Activities Coordinator, Robert Frazer

My life has had a strong art bias; I worked for many years as a technical illustrator and freelance natural history illustrator before moving into animation and eventually marketing. My hobbies and interests are also art based; I love to see exhibitions in my home town at the Liverpool Tate, and I still enjoy drawing and painting, although my artwork is produced on a computer these days.

I really enjoy sharing my love of art with our residents, whether it is through creating funny cartoons of each other, decorating plant pots or building aircraft from matchsticks – sharing creative activities is a pleasure and very rewarding.

Activities at Sherwood Lodge

Our Activities Coordinator is constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we support by organising group and individual activities for anyone and everyone to participate in. We have regular outings in the mini bus to nearby places of interest including local garden centres and parks as well as musicians and entertainers. We also hold bingo evenings which are helped out by our residents families. We also have a local pub nearby which the residents enjoy visiting from time to time for a spot of lunch or sitting in the gardens in the summer time. We try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests as best is possible. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Sherwood Lodge Care Home

Last night of the Proms

We celebrated Last Night of the Proms virtually with members of English National Ballet’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Gavin Sutherland.

We listened and danced along as members of the orchestra took us on a magical, musical journey. English National Ballet Philharmonic is made up of many of the country’s top musicians, and boasts considerable experience in all forms of music-making. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company, this special concert got our feet tapping, arms waving and hearts singing!

It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.

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Scottish Galleries virtual tour

We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.

We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.

And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.

It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.

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Inside Scottish Galleries with V&A Dundee

We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.

We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.

And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.

It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.

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National Dog Day

As part of National Dog Day residents of  Sherwood Lodge welcomed two very special visitors. Sizzles is a beautiful, calm and friendly Dachshund brought in by Gemma and adored by our residents. Victoria brought in one of her four Yorkies. Lulu is an energetic little dog that loves to be picked and fussed,  she is fourteen years old but looks and behaves like a puppy. Thank to our wonderful carers for treating us to such  a great visit from Sizzles and Lulu.

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Under the sea with Beluga Whales

We took a wonderful virtual trip to Iceland and visited the SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary to have an inside look into the daily care of their two resident beluga whales: Little White and Little Grey.

Our residents were introduced to the history of the Beluga Whale Sanctuary and learnt more about its mission to provide a more natural home for belugas in human care with a first-hand look at how the dedicated team are not only caring for the whales, but preparing for their future in the sea sanctuary!

It was an enjoyable event for everyone, learning more about the amazing beluga whales and how they are cared for at the sanctuary.

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Creative dance workshop with English Ballet

We celebrated International Youth Day virtually with English National Ballet’s youth dance company, ENBYouthCo and their Creative Director, Richard Bermange.

We had the opportunity to watch A Comedy in Long-shot, participate in a chair-based creative dance workshop and observe an open rehearsal where Richard and the young dancers created a performance inspired by our childhood memories.

It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.

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Upcoming events

September 2021

There's lots of fun-filled activities planned throughout September!

Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings

Come along and meet new people whilst enjoying a chat over a hot drink and a selection of sweet treats.