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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Alison Wareing

I grew up in the local area, and started working with animals at a young age, gradually working my way up from Kennel Maid to stepping in for the owners at times.

After I had my daughter, I trained as a teacher, and taught lipreading and communication before I joined Barchester. 

Now, fill my days listening to residents, helping them to live their lives to the fullest. I try to make a difference to someone’s life each day. I am up for anything my residents can throw at me; I will always participate in activities, and if I can’t do it, I will find someone who can.

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 our home

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Garden Centre Visit

We had a great afternoon out at the local garden centre. Residents bought bulbs to plant for the winter.

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Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival is a local event that we decided to participate in. Residents first designed the scarecrow, then we made our papier-mâché head, dressed and stuffed her with straw. General Manager, Ben, even added the finishing touches to her beautiful face.

Although we never won any prizes, we all agreed that she was first class. Residents also went on trips in the minibus to see all the other 80 scarecrows in the village that other people had made.

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Residents' Tree

Activities Coordinator, Rob, had a great idea to make tree art that contained all the residents' thumb prints. This will be displayed in our reception area and, as new residents arrive, they will add their own print to give everyone a sense of belonging within the home.

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Music from the Heart

Racheal Rose entertained us with her singing and dancing recently. She put on quite a performance for residents, and we can't wait to have her back.

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Pizza Making

Residents have been making their own pizzas with lovely fresh ingredients!

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Parachute Playtime

Parachute exercise and games are always fun and everyone with any ability can join in!

Upcoming events

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Carers' Cafe

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and a biscuit or two.

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