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
And they're off to Ascot!
Residents of Sutton Grange had a wonderful time creating some fine hats and fascinators as they prepared for the magnificent Royal Ascot. The residents enjoyed getting involved with choosing the flower colours for their own creations which they made whilst keeping up to date with all things Ascot by watching the coverage throughout the week on the TV.
The ladies looked amazing in their hats and really have enjoyed watching, talking and discussing all the races, alongside reminiscing about all the meets they have been part of throughout their life with a glass of sherry.
Carers Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate all the amazing carers that are part of the Sutton Grange family. Due to the current pandemic, our carers have gone above and beyond in ensuring that they continue to put the care of our wonderful residents care first.
Sutton Grange would like to thank all our care staff for the dedication and compassion you show our residents every single day.
Barchester showed their appreciation to staff for all their hard work during this pandemic by sending everyone a lovely thank you card and wristband.
Residents enjoyed the beautiful weather whilst making and tasting some blueberry pancakes and welsh cakes throughout the day. The residents enjoyed mixing the ingredients ready to be put on our pancake maker. As you can see, they went down a treat!
Mental Health Awareness Week
Staff and residents had a discussion about mental health and what is affecting them throughout the lockdown period. We discussed about us missing families and the visits that the residents have each week.
Appreciation for Nurses
In Honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Florence Nightingale. We are acknowledging "Nurses Week" & "International Nurses Day". We have awarded our Nurses with Appreciation Certficates which they are proudly displaying. This is just one of the many ways we plan to thank our nurses and recognise others this week.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
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