Activities at Sutton Valence Care Home

Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.

Enriching life
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Gemma Bhandari

Activities Coordinator

My name is Gemma I am an Activities coordinator at Sutton Valence care home. I have been working here for nine years and love it. I grew up in Sutton valence village and attended the local Primary school.

I have always been passionate about the care of others and enjoy enriching the lives of our Residents. I have a Diploma in Health and social care and have worked in private health care for over 14 years. I have always loved performing arts and studied this at school. I am a very proud Mother to Amaya and Jacob.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Valence Care Home

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A Busy Week!

We've certainly had an eclectic time ranging from Reiki to Yoga to Art  and our Monthly Church Service.

"Keith, would you like to experience Reiki?"

"Oh, go on then, I'll give anything a try once"  came the reply. 

Reiki is a new concept for many of our resident family and their gusto to welcome new experiences is typical of their zest for life.

"Well Keith, what did you think?" 

"Very calming, thank you very much"  came the reply whilst struggling to keep his eyes open

After the church service we all had a good ole fashioned sing song. Our Vicar, Fiona,  joining in with Roll Out the Barrels

International Day

On International Day, staff members and residents had a great time honouring other cultures.
For the enjoyment of all of us, each person brought in their own delectable homemade foods.
In order to WOW our residents, staff members even dressed in historically and symbolically rich traditional costume!

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Father's Day

Activities coordinator Gemma delivered a goody bag of beer and chocolate to all the male Residents on Father’s day . Resident Robert was over the moon as he really wanted an ice cold beer from a beer glass. Residents enjoyed a father’s day Roast cooked by  chef Mark followed by an afternoon of father’s day games.

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Pride Month

At Sutton Valence we celebrated pride month with an afternoon of freshly made cupcakes made by Head chef Suraj which families and Residents could enjoy as we learnt about the history of pride and what it means. We will be celebrating pride throughout the month of June.

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Carol joined us on a trip to Bredgar & Wormshill Railway

What a triumph and not in the motor car or motorcycle sense. Although our Carol aka Beryl use to be a dispatch rider during the war plus drove  the Green Goddess  Fire Engines.

Our triumph was Carol joining us  the best kind! 

It's taken a long time to convince Carol to come out with us and what a 'hoot' of a time she had!  "I've had so much fun and met some lovely people; especially Mark who sat beside me to chat!" remarked Carol,

Full praise to the staff at Bredgar & Wormshill Railway  who  certainly pulled out every stop to make our visit a total success. They even moved picnic benches to allow us to park directly outside the tea room and created a picnic area under cover so our Ivy could stay snug in the mini bus and we all could stay dry whilst enjoying a cuppa and cake

You will find leaflets in our home about  the railway, it's history and events. Such a worthwhile visit. Take the family.

Next time we're going to be all aboard the steam train  

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Lynn's Special Day

Lynn did it!  We arranged to take her to Mercure Hotel Health Club, obtaining a Guest Pass for her. Lynn was certainly on cloud 9. Little did she know that her swim would also include a Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna!

Another surprise to complete her special day and hopefully one of more to come.

A Gin & Tonic whilst sitting outside in the sunshine at the Hotel bar.

Lynn said, “this is amazing, I’ve ticked two things off my bucket list. Thank you ladies for the  most amazing day!