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.
Life at our home
Look, No Hands!
Veronica needed some items from our local supermarket, and we were delighted to join her for what proved to be challenging trip.
After a few pointers, Veronica started very carefully but soon gained confidence, resulting in the marvellous ‘look no hands‘ photo.
Residents enjoy ‘Knock at the Door’
On an autumn afternoon residents settled down to enjoy a game of bingo hosted by activities coordinator, Rob Fraser in the home's conservatory. Residents enjoy playing bingo as it’s a familiar game to everyone and creates lots of excitement around the home. To add some friendly competition between the group, prizes are occasionally added to the game, giving residents the opportunity to win something special.
Bingo sessions are usually hosted weekly as it’s a fun way for the residents to come together as a group as it’s so popular, Rob tries to fit in games in between other activities. Everyone who wishes to take part gathers in the conservatory and Rob begins reading out numbers as they are selected.
Residents at Sherwood Lodge enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing as they welcomed a local entertainer into the home for some musical entertainment with popular performer, Eric Jones. Residents enjoy his regular visits as they take a step back in time with his medley of hits from the 50s through to the 70s.
Charlene Porter, General Manger, said: “Everyone had a lovely time singing their favourite songs. When they weren’t singing they were dancing. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.”
Residents Enjoy Music from the 60s
Residents, relatives and staff danced to the sounds of the 50s and 60s as they hosted an afternoon of musical delight with performer, Poppy Holiday and special guest, Dave the monkey puppet.
Poppy performed a medley of musical classics for the party-goers who sung along and tucked into delicious home-made cakes and refreshments throughout the afternoon. Shirley Leach said: 'A great time was had by all'.
Rob Frazer, activities coordinator said: “Poppy performed all sorts of music from the 50s and 60s which makes our Residents reminisce and it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon and we look forward to her return”
Local Care Home Supports Local Young Footballers
The team at Sherwood Lodge Care Home in Preston recently presented local football team BAC Under 8’s with a new kit for the value of £800.00 to support the under 8s football team.
The home presented the kit to the local team on behalf of the residents at the home, who wanted to sponsor the local team using their own comfort funds, which they decided to use to support members of the local community.
The care home welcomed Gavin, the team’s Football Manager to a grand unveiling evening drinks reception and also a tour of the home.
Celebrating 10 Years
Congratulations to Victoria Gaille on 10 years of dedicated service at Sherwood Lodge.