Meet our Activities Coordinator, Dawn Parrott
Hi my name is Dawn and I’m an activities coordinator here at Cedars. I have worked here since 2007, I was a level 3 carer for 9 years and then moved onto activities where I have found my passion, I enjoy making and seeing g the residents live their lives to the fullest every single day. My hobbies include walking my two little fur baby’s and having nice 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
As we celebrated Mother’s Day at The Cedars, daffodils were seen everywhere and residents enjoyed FaceTime, Skype and telephone calls from their children. We had a good ol' singalong to lift everyone’s spirits during the day, and there as plenty of chatting about the old times when the children were young. The team and residents shared stories and made it a day to remember!
30 Years of Service
The Cedars celebrated 30 years’ service for two team members with a surprise party with residents, relatives and friends. Peggy Brooks and Susan Knibbs have both been at the homes for 30 years; they work as hard today as they did when they started, and care deeply about our residents. They never fail to make everyone smile!
1940’s Blitz Evening
Residents attended the local corn exchange to enjoy an evening of entertainment from the 1940’s Blitz singers. There were many people dressed in 1940’s costumes and the dance floor was busy with them showing us their dance moves, Charleston, tango, waltzes and the Viennese waltz which our residents really enjoyed and said it brought back happy memories.
To make the evening more nostalgic we were all given fish, chips and mushy peas wrapped in newspaper which were delicious and really finished the evening off.
Love was definitely in the air at the Cedars when residents and friends from the Butterfield Day Care Centre were pampered by staff from the Cedars for a Valentine feast, they enjoyed a 3 course meal with prosecco.
They went home loaded with roses and chocolates after the meal they were entertained by children from Bourne Abbey School who sat and chatted with them, did paintings and sang to them. A great event with lots of love and laughter.
Once again, residents looked forward to listening and singing along with our singer, Jeremy. He sang songs from the '60s through to the '90s. with everyone enjoying the ambiance he creates when around.
20 Years of Service
Well done to Night Nurse, Alison, who recently celebrated her 20th year here at The Cedars.