Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rianna Creek
I started in November 2019 and love making everyone smile! I have a lot of experience within the events industry and have worked internationally as part of events and activities. I am also a trained singer and dancer with a backing in exercise classes, so our residents will never be bored.
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.
Life at Tixover House Care Home
Tixover House is well into their harvest celebrations! We have been learning all about the harvest, as well as creating crafts and displays.
We recently held a 'scarecrow day'; all of the staff dressed in their finest scarecrow costumes and straw hats! We set to creating Tixover Hous's’ very own scarecrow, who Eileen named Jack!
It was a wonderful sensory experience for everyone involved. We are continuing our celebrations and soon will be dropping off lots of donations to the Stamford Food Bank.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Tixover House has been busy baking and creating lots of tasty treats for their ‘Macmillan Coffee Morning.’ Residents followed recipes and made wonderful chocolate fudge full with lots of different flavours. All residents were very keen and happy to raise lots of money for such a wonderful cause!
Residents at Tixover House have been desperate to go to the beach ever since the lovely hot weather started. Unable to do this, our activities coordinator came up with the next best thing, she brought the beach to them! With sand brought in and paddling pools our residents enjoyed a wonderful day in the sunshine.
They were spoilt with sweets and treats and even had a freezer full of ice creams donated kindly from Morrison’s. It was a superb day and was such an amazing sensory experience really boosting our residents spirits
Farewell at Tixover House
On Friday 31st Tixover House said a very bittersweet goodbye to their wonderful administrator Denise. Denise has been with the company for 14 years and has been a support and help for so many Staff, residents and relatives. We are very sad to see her go however wish her all the best of her retirement plans.
Tixover House were overwhelmed by the generosity of Stamford Morrison’s. Activities coordinator, Rianna, arranged a day by the seaside and asked the local community for any help they could provide. Jason, the Community champion of Morrison’s Stamford, ensured our residents were spoilt rotten with ice creams, doughnuts and lots more goodies and treats. Tixover House would like to thank everyone at Morrison’s for this incredibly kind and generous donation! It made our residents feel very special indeed!
Somewhere Under the Rainbow
The symbol of a rainbow has been a symbol of hope for many during this pandemic and, if by magic, that symbol arrived at Tixover House when it was needed most in the form of a painting named ‘Somewhere Under the Rainbow.’ Tixover House staff came across this painting, which had previously been donated by a late resident’s family and were taken back by how fitting it was to the current climate.
‘Somewhere Under the Rainbow,’ was painted by artist and late resident, Barbara Mackie. Barbara had a very successful career and was a highly renowned artist, painting influential figures such as Richard Demarco. To this day, her stunning paintings are still kept by the Scottish National Galleries. Tixover House was incredibly grateful to meet and care for this wonderful lady, and were so humbled by the donation of the painting.
Now, almost two years on from her passing, we honour this amazing lady once more and thank her for this wonderful painting of hope, so fitting for the world we find ourselves in now.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Don't Dine Alone
We understand that meal times can be lonely for some older people.