Meet our Activities Coordinator, Dawn Parrott

Hello. I am Dawn and I’m an Activities Coordinator at The Cedars. I have worked here since 2007, when I joined as a Carer. I moved to the Activities Team in 2016 where I have found my passion. I enjoy getting to know residents and enriching their everyday lives by arranging daily activities to meet their creative, sensory, physical, mental, social and spiritual needs. When I am not at work I love going for a good walk with my dogs or going away for holidays in the sun.

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.

Life at The Cedars Care Home

Colonel Charles' walk

Charles spent many years in the Army and rose through the ranks to become Colonel. He enjoyed a reflective walk from The Cedars in Bourne to the memorial garden at Wellhead Park.

Happy Birthday, Mary!

The Cedars team surprised Mary with a lovely birthday cake which she shared with residents and visitors. We love to make birthdays special with treats, decorations and family visitors.


Just one Cornetto???

We are delighted the weather is warm and summery, but sometimes we need to cool down with an ice cream. Residents loved it when Harriet dressed as an ice cream salesperson and went round the whole home delivering Cornettos.

Dorothy's beautiful nails

Dorothy has always loved going to a nail bar to have a gel polish, but for the last year she has been very pleased to have her regular manicure at The Cedars Bourne.


Photography session in the garden

Harriet, the Activities Coordinator at The Cedars Bourne, has a degree in Photography and has been using her skills to run photography sessions. Paddy and other residents have been composing near and distant pictures of the lovely garden at our home to practise their new creative skills.

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Enjoying the Euros Final

Alec, Mary and Paddy enjoyed the preparations and build up to watching the big match at The Cedars in Bourne. There was a great atmosphere in our home and, despite the tantalisingly close end result, we were all proud of the England team.