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
Residents have been judging photos of dogs that have been submitted by family or staff. They individually chose their favourite top 3 pictures to determine the winners.
Each dog that took part received a toy and the top prize of a dog grooming voucher goes to the dog with the most votes. The winner of the competition was Coco.
Brave the Shave
Two team members have been raising money for MacMillan by taking part in Brave the Shave. Rachel (Care Assistant) had her head shaved and Kieran (Care Assistant) had his legs waxed, although we had run out of wax strips, we finished his legs with the electric shaver. This all took place in our beautiful garden with a few residents and team members watching to give them our support.
Fish & Chip Day
Residents at The Cedars enjoyed Fish & Chip Day. They not only ate the food, they had a magnetic fishing game to play in the afternoon. We all agreed this fishing game is much easier for co-ordination than the fishing hooks.
Jean, a resident, said she had a so much fun with the game that we should get it out again on another day we have fish and chips.
100th Birthday Celebrations
Residents at The Cedars recently enjoyed her 100th birthday, celebrating with staff and her family during her visit on this big birthday.
Staff had the gazebo and her bedroom decorated with balloons and banners. Our chef had made a beautifully decorated cake for the occasion.
Head Start Nursery
The Cedars put together an activity and craft hamper to go to Head Start Nursery in Bourne for Friendship Week and to say a huge thank you to all of the children for all of their pictures and cards that they have been sending our residents during this time.
Head Start children usually visit us here every week; our residents are really missing them all and wanted to send the hamper to say thank you. The children were really excited to see what goodies they had.
Residents are happy to be able to see their friends and loved ones again in the garden. No matter the weather, it won’t stop our residents being able to have quality time with family. It’s a joy to see big smiles and laughter fill the air.
Always remember, if you would like to come and see your loved ones, don’t hesitate to ring us here at The Cedars to get booked in.