Meet our Activities Coordinator, Helen Hudson

Hello. I’m Helen, the Activities Coordinator at The Cedars. I joined the team in 2021 and I have lots of skills that I can use to create an interesting and varied programme of activities, events and celebrations for residents to enjoy. I am a qualified holistic therapist and will offer an holistic approach to activities in the home, aiming to meet the physical, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of our residents. I have training and experience in managing distressed behaviours, I am a Makaton provider and I am a mental health champion. When I am not at work I love playing my clarinet, crocheting and art - I use all of these in my role.

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 The Cedars Care Home

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Arranging some flowers for our lounges

After a busy and exciting Christmas we all enjoyed a more peaceful activity, arranging some lovely flowers for the lounges at The Cedars.

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Christmas Trees from Local Schools

We invited local primary schools to decorate a Christmas tree for the garden here at The Cedars. Residents enjoyed watching the children excited decorate them and we would like to thank all those who took part from Bourne Abbey School, Elsea Park School and Westfield School.


Pub Games on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we enjoyed table-top pub games at The Cedars, including darts.

Chocolate Truffles

Today we made some delicious chocolate truffles at The Cedars.

Baubles and Mulled Wine

We made baubles for our Christmas trees at The Cedars and enjoyed a glass or two of mulled wine at the same time. We are feeling very festive...

Aladdin visits The Cedars

We all had a fabulous time (oh, yes we did) when Eva Long Productions brought a socially-distanced performance of Aladdin to our Rowan Lounge. Nothing gets us in the Christmas spirit more than a panto!