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.
Life at Sutton Grange Care Home
We had a wonderful time baking a fabulous Easter bunny cake and Easter bonnet biscuits
Residents really enjoyed mixing the buttercream and icing then applying it to our lovely cake and biscuits.
We also reminisced about Easter bonnet parades and one of our residents talked about how they made the same Easter bonnet biscuits that we made. She said she loved doing it for the children.
Our residents enjoy playing a variety of games, with dominoes being one of their favourites.
Everyone really gets involved, showing their competitive side. The session promotes some chat reminiscing about games when the residents were children and playing these games with their own children.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Sutton Grange was alive with activity by having their very own Mad Hatters Tea Party.
We had lots of fun throughout the afternoon with sandwiches, biscuits and cakes alongside an appearance by the Mad Hatter himself staying for a chat and photographs with our residents.
Meet the newest member of the team
Sutton Grange would like to formally introduce you to the most recent member of our team Richard.
Richard is our manager Benn's pooch and has successfully integrated into the team giving everyone lots of love and affection.
He has already lifted everyone's spirits and enjoys spending his days with us engaging in our activities and only asks for love and cuddles in return.
Richard is going to train to be Sutton's therapy dog and be a daily part in all of our lives. He is definitely a welcome addition to our home
Chinese New Year
We had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year and bringing in the ‘Year of the Ox’, residents enjoyed a lovely Chinese themed menu especially prepared by the homes hospitality team and watching the Dragon dances which everyone enjoyed these colourful performances. In preparation of the big day, Residents made Chinese lanterns as part of the table centrepieces.
National Story Telling Week
Sutton Grange care home in Banks has been finding out joys of storytelling during National Storytelling Week. Many of the residents at Sutton Grange care home enjoy a great story, and National Storytelling Week is a perfect opportunity to experience this. Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms in the world so, to help keep the custom alive, residents have been playing a part of their own tailored story, in a game of Dungeons and Dragons.
The residents rescued the farmlands of banks from a terrible curse, which involved them in escaping the care home and adventuring across the farmlands defeating the bandits and freeing the animals from their eternal slumber.
Monthly Carers' Cafe
On the third Wednesday of each month we get together from 2:00 - 4:00pm in our lovely Bistro at Sutton Grange. We welcome anyone and everyone, we can offer good company & friendship