Meet our Activities Coordinator, Zoe Sheridon
Zoe is our Lead Activities Coordinator and joined the team in 2020. She brings great experience, enthusiasm and spark to Tennyson Wharf. Zoe has over 10 years experience in the care sector including 3 years experience running community events and is also chair of the local school committee. She enjoys delivering an amazing, vibrant activities calendar to cater to all tastes and abilities. It is her passion to ensure that residents, family, friends are left happy and content and very much looking forward to the next activity!
Activities at our 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.
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 Tennyson Wharf Care Home
Our Chocolate Cake Winners!
International chocolate cake day!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered our competition. We had lots of great photo entries of wonderful chocolate cake creations
Residents and staff enjoyed looking at all the entries to cast their votes for their favourite cake creation. We split the entries into two groups, adult and children which gives us two lucky winners
Our adult winner was Anne-Marie and our child winner was Faye! Congratulations! We will be in touch regarding your prizes
Well done and thank you to everyone that entered. We really enjoyed judging them all
Celebrating Australia Day!
Ranger Chris, joined us from the outback today for a day of crocodile wrestling and kangaroo boxing
Residents enjoyed a game of Australian animal themed pairs as well as Australian crosswords and wordsearches. Of course there was lots of fun with the inflatables too! A great way to support intellectual and learning and development needs to be met whilst enjoying a cultural experience.
Many residents here have visited Australia and enjoyed reminiscing, sharing their fond memories amongst friends throughout the day. It was very heart warming to hear all the lovely memories
Burns Night Celebrations
Burns night celebrations
Well there has been singing, crafting, poetry, whisky and a very funny attempt at the Highland fling!
One of our residents, Carol, amazed us all with a beautifully sung rendition of A Red, Red Rose which was one of Robert Burns well known poems. What an outstanding performance it was too, we were privileged to hear the special song
Not to mention the amazing themed dining experience provided by the kitchen team with a wide range of traditional burns night delights for us to enjoy! It certainly had our taste buds tingling! Residents said the whisky sauce was delicious!
Celebrating in Style!
Celebrating birthdays should always be a special occasion
Jean had a lovely day filled with cards, gifts and birthday cheer followed by a delicious afternoon tea made by our amazing kitchen team. Jean enjoyed the afternoon tea with her friends here at Tennyson Wharf for her birthday yesterday and everyone joined in to sing happy birthday to Jean
Our Virtual Church Service and Virtual Tour of local Mosque
We spent some time last week looking at and learning about religions around the world
We held religious quizzes to test our knowledge on different religions and spent time doing calming colouring of special religious buildings and artifacts
We took part in our own Church of England virtual service as well as joining the Lincoln Mosque to learn more about how Muslims worship. What an honour it was to be taken on a special virtual tour of the mosque whilst we was enlightened on the culture and religion of those that worship there. They was kind enough to invite us to visit them in the near future which we are very much looking forward too. It was lovely to feel so welcomed within a part of the local community to learn
Tennyson Wharf's Preparations for Burns Nights
Preparation was well underway this afternoon, getting ready for our Burns night celebrations
By painting, cutting, gluing and sticking we each made our own tarten kilt designs. We are planning on using our kilt designs to make into bunting to display during our celebrations later in the month