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
Easter cards from local Youth Club
For residents at Sherwood Lodge care home in Preston, the long awaited reunion with one family member has become a reality, as one single named visitor is now allowed to visit each resident in their bedroom.
There has been much anticipation of this moment by families and residents alike. Guidance was issued by the Government on March 4 and Barchester Healthcare, who run Sherwood Lodge care home, is proceeding with a safe and cautious approach to visiting. Strict protocols are in place with all visitors required to have a negative Lateral Flow Device test result before being allowed into the home, and infection control measures and social distancing in place for every visit, with hand holding allowed but not recommended.
Comic Relief Red Nose Day
Staff and residents at Sherwood Lodge recently enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and internationally. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become a British institution when people across the country get together to raise money at their home, school and work, accompanied by an exciting night of TV on the BBC, full of comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously.
Housekeeper celebrates Long Service Award
The Head of Housekeeping at Sherwood Lodge in Fulwood, Preston has received a prestigious long service award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 10 years.
Bridget Lawrenson, now Head of Housekeeping, started at Barchester in February 2011 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
Residents shares scripting skills
Sherwood Lodge resident, Margaret had pleasure in sharing pictures of her wonder illuminated scripting skills to the home. Margaret who was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts likes to say “she was born in the USA but made in England” shared her scripting skills having shown a flair for art at school which had led her to studying ‘Lettering, Writing and Illuminating’ at the Harris Institute, now part of the University at Central Lancs campus. The result was a successful career as a draughtswoman with Post Office telephone (now BT).