Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rob Fortune
My name is Rob Fortune and I have been an Activities Coordinator since 2016. Previously, I was a manager in a busy Resource Centre for young adults with learning/physical disabilities and challenging behaviour.
I enjoy the challenges of this role and love using all of my skills to provide meaningful activities, enabling the lovely residents at Sutton Grange to live life to the fullest.
Activities at Sutton Grange
Here at Sutton Grange we work really hard at providing a range of activities to suit our residents needs. We understand that everyone is different and we enjoy supporting our residents in whatever activities they would like to take part in. With a dedicated Activities co-ordinator and a friendly team of volunteers we are always busy with activities. We have several clubs including; gardening, film, craft, music, puzzles, and singing. We enjoy live music and entertainment, both in and outside of the home, and have regular outings on the minibus to local places of interest. Residents take part in animal assisted therapy, afternoon tea, arts and crafts classes, and visits from local community groups and school children. We believe it is important to provide stimulating, meaningful and relevant activities for our residents in order to make friends, and build a warm community to live.
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 Sutton Grange Care Home
Our residents watched a documentary and had a look through some old photographs of our local area of Crossens.
Our residents really enjoyed watching and reminiscing about how different the area looks today from how it used to be.
A little friendly competition
Our residents enjoyed a game of bowls with the amazing bowling equipment from Just Bowl. Everyone had a wonderful time and finished off with a well deserved cup of tea or coffee.
Our residents enjoy a good quiz and pitted their wits against our quiz master Activities Coordinator Alison. We had a great time and as always our residents come out the winners.
A special party guest
We are preparing this morning for our Christmas Party this afternoon with entertainment from the fab Sophie Bennett. We will be donning our Christmas Hats and having a right old sing a long. In the Meantime our honourary reindeers Richard and Negan and all of us at Sutton Grange would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.
Our Christmas went with a bang we all had a wonderful time dancing and singing along with our enterainer for the afternoon Sophie Bennett. Our residents enjoyed all the Christmas snacks washed down with a nice glass of sherry or a cup of tea or coffee. Thankyou to everyone that helped make it a wonderful time for our residents especially Alison for making all the scrumptious treats they went down a storm.
Waitrose deliver treats
Yesterday we had a call from our friends at Waitrose. They came and dropped a delivery of lots of crates of fruit and vegetables for us all to use. Our staff team and the kitchen team were amazed at all the fabulous food that was dropped off. Alison our activities coordinator took some and delivered it in the community to those that were in need of some extra food which was gratefully received. The rest of the delivery was distributed to visitors, our kitchen and staff.