Meet our Activities Coordinators, Lucy Humphries & Jill Harris
We are passionate about working with our residents and making their days fulfilled and happy. Lucy was working as part of the care team at The Spires and was thrilled to join the activities team, Jill has worked with the elderly in previous roles. We have so many ideas for activities and events and enjoy every day we come to work, we love to hear singing, laughter and see the residents learning new skills and sharing their stories with us.
Activities at The Spires
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at our home
Maggie the beautiful puppy belongs to Kevin our Head Chef, Kevin brought Maggie in to meet our residents on his day off. Maggie enjoyed the attention and cuddles as much as the residents.
Staff and friends of The Spires supported our Memory Walk in support of Alzheimer's Society today in spite of the cold and rain. We walked from The Spires to Lichfield cathedral and back for cake and coffee!
A Wish Come True
Ann recently expressed a wish to ride on a Harley Davidson. With the help of jane Dayus-Hinch on her Harley she contacted 7 of her motorcycle friends, they arrived to take Ann for a ride in style with an escort. Ann's family donated to Teenage Cancer Trust as a thank you for the bikers support at their request.
Spires Autumn Newsletter
Celebrating 1 Year
The Spires opened its doors to residents July 17th 2018, we organized a garden party to celebrate our anniversary. Residents, their friends and families, previous respites, invited guests and the Mayor, Cllr Mrs Deborah Baker and Consort attended. The Mayor arrived prior to our guests and stayed for the remainder of the event taking time to meet residents and families, she enjoyed refreshments and the entertainment of the magician and singers. We were all entertained by a band who performed for free as one of the members is a husband of a resident here, they sang a mixture of folk and soul tunes. We also had one of our residents living with dementia who asked to sing a song, she took the microphone and engaged us all in singing ‘I believe’ which is her favorite song. We raised over £300 for the resident funds, they are considering purchasing a fish tank for our cafe area with the monies raised.
A local Children's Nursery first visit was a huge success. The children and our residents enjoyed the visit and the interaction of the different generations was special. The nursery have agreed to make these visits a regular event which is wonderful for all involved.
Festival of Light
Join us on 23rd December at 11am to learn about Hanukkah or festival of lights which is celebrated on this day every year across the world. Taste Jewish pancakes which are traditionally enjoyed…
Come along on 7th December between 2.30pm to 4pm to enjoy warming refreshments and delicious cakes. Browse the stalls selling cards, gifts and more to help you get ready for Christmas.
Care Fees Planning Surgeries
Nicola Bywater from Symponia is offering informal advice surgeries on care fees planning, funding care and eligibility of state and NHS benefits. Surgeries are 11am to 2pm on the following days;…
'Experts in exercise and physio movements will lead our gentle exercise classes aimed at the older person. They can be completed standing or seated, please let us know what dates you would like…
We will be hosting afternoon tea events for local community groups, churches and charities. Please contact us to arrange a date.
Monthly Coffee Morning
Enjoy great hospitality and delicious refreshments in luxurious surroundings.