Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Laura joins the Trinity Manor family with a wealth of activities experience to draw from. Having started in the care industry over 10 years ago, Laura started out doing a mixture of care as well as activities, but soon realised that her heart was more on the activities side.
Laura loves watching live theatre, especially musicals! Her favourite activities are ones that include various forms of exercise, movement and music, but is also partial to a good quiz! At home, Laura is a busy wife and Mother to 3 amazing children, as well as having 2 dogs called Roxy & Red and a gorgeous pet tortoise called Pickles, which our residents have already enjoyed meeting.
Laura's most recent crowning glory, was that she was a NAPA (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) award winner back in 2019, during the year of the arts and we are absolutely delighted that she is now part of the Trinity Manor team.
Laura is one of our team of Dementia Champions who have undergone additional training and are able to support the team around them to provide more person centered care to those who are living on our Memory Lane Community. As a Dementia Champion Laura is also available to support our residents and their loved ones along their Dementia journey.
Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Trinity Manor Care Home
Chinese New Year
Trinity Manor welcomes the Year of the Dragon...
The Dragon is powerful, endlessly energetic and full of vitality, goal-oriented yet idealistic and romantic, and a visionary leader. They know exactly who they are and possess the keenest sense of self among the 12 zodiacs of Chinese astrology.
Our fresh start commenced by delivering fortune cookies around the home. With inspirational messages such as "delight the world with compassion, kindness and grace" & "the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese", our favourite token of inspiration was "Some days you are pigeon, some days you are statue. Today, bring umbrella."
Let's see what fortunes these may bring!
Dreams can come true
This week we were able to grant one of our residents new year wishes to go to a classical music concert.
With the fantastic and generous help from Westlands Yeovil we were able to grant Pat’s new year wish. We were treated to Armonico Consort ‘The forgotten Scarlatti Tour’.
It was smiles all round as the beautiful music was played and sung. There was even an interval ice cream.
Chocolate Cake Day
Residents and Staff enjoyed some sweet treats recently for National Chocolate Cake Day, the treats were provided by chefs Marcus and Liam and it’s safe to say we have a few sweet tooth’s in the home as they didn’t last long.
Sit & Strengthen
Communifit and Trinity Manor have been working closely together for a long time now and still enjoy the sessions as well as continuing to benefit from them.
The Sit & Strengthen programme was created in memory of founder Craig’s grandma. He witnessed first-hand her deterioration from the ageing process. Sitting most days, with no structured exercise keeping her body going. This gave him the idea to help others in similar situations.
National Activity Providers & Professionals Week
It is National Activity Providers Week and we would like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank our wonderful Life Enrichment team, Laura and Kath for all of the fun and laughter they bring to the home.
We are proud of the unique, inventive activities and meaningful moments they bring to our residents every single day. They always go above and beyond their role and for this we are truly grateful.
A Wee Dram!
Happy Burns night from all at Trinity Manor Care Home!
There was, of course, no other way to celebrate, than with a 'wee dram' of scotch to mark the occasion today.
There were many activities to get into the spirit as well. Laura and Kath facilitated painting, baking and a poetry session lead by our Scottish representatives at Trinity Manor.
The day was rounded off with a themed supper by the team in the kitchen; haggis, neeps and tatties.