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 Sherwood Lodge Care Home
The good life!
Residents of Sherwood Lodge have been busy growing their own plants as part of the homes gardening club and life enrichment programme. Residents didn’t let the recent damp weather stop their avid gardeners as they took to the garden to enjoy a rare warmer day.
Residents Barbara, Mary, Ray and Joan planted some seedlings a few weeks ago and decided to take advantage of a rare sunny afternoon to re-pot them. We now have an anxious wait to see what happens – and hopefully identify what plants they are!
Keeping in touch
Residents Brenda and Audrey have received lots of cards and goodwill messages from their loved ones and have been keeping busy as they asked to write back to their friends and relatives. Brenda and Audrey enjoyed writing their cards with a refreshing cup of tea and a slice of home made cake.
International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally. Barbara joined other residents in reading out aloud and discussing their favourite books for National Literacy day.
Play your cards right
Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to Residents at Sherwood Lodge. Marian was crowned ‘Quiz Queen’ and champion ‘play your cards right’ contestant in a recent homes games afternoon.
As part of the homes life enrichment programme, Rob activities coordinator includes firm favourite’s in the homes calendar with fun-filled adapted games that they played over the years in a safe environment!
Meet Socks and Mable
Residents, Dorothy and Marie were so happy to meet Socks the cat and Mable the dog our new pets at Sherwood Lodge. It doesn’t matter that the pets are battery operated they are loved, cuddled and chatted to just like the pets our residents once owned.
It was a joy to our residents faces when the pets whoofed and meowed.
International Dog Day
Residents of Sherwood Lodge celebrated International Dog Day by having a game of the card game ‘old dog’ and have also enjoyed sometime with the homes interactive dog Mabel. Everyone had a good day.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along and meet new people whilst enjoying a chat over a hot drink and a selection of sweet treats.