Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kirstie Tifrani
Kirstie started The Warren in September 2020. She has worked in events for over 20 years and has worked in several hotels, from Marriott, Hilton and Principal Hotels.
She has always wanted to work in the care sector. She has a wealth of ideas to bring new activities and entertainment into the home. She loves spending time with the residents and making them smile and laugh.
Activities at The Warren
Here at The Warren, our activities team are always very busy thinking of new ways to keep residents active, both physically and mentally. We have regular trips out in the minibus, both locally and further a field, including the London Eye and the Thames River Trip), at least once a week during the summer months. We also enjoy visits from PAT dogs and have professional exercise sessions and live entertainment, which are always popular.
Life at The Warren Care Home
We had an online yoga class with lots of stretches, wrist and leg spins and gentle movement to get the blood circulating and the joints working. The residents love this session, as it keeps them active and it's gentle enough for them to be able to do it.
St David's Day
We celebrated St David’s Day by baking Welsh cakes. No one had made or even tasted Welsh cakes before, so this was new to us all. They all enjoyed making them and enjoyed eating them even more. We ate them warm with butter... yum!
Beach Ball Drumming
This was great fun; all residents had a beach ball and drumsticks. They drummed to the beat of music and we ranged from popular music from now through to The Lambeth Walk. You can see from the smile on the residents' faces how much fun they had doing this.
National Storytelling Week
The 1st February kicked off National Storytelling Week, so we invited the Chairman of the Society of Storytelling along to tell us some ripping yarns and some local stories.
He told us 5 stories, all very different and all funny in their own way. He also played his African harp and his mouth harp too for some extra entertainment.
Residents loved it and hung on his every word. He even got a round of applause at end too.
Thank you to Paul Jackson for spending his time with us.
Who doesn’t like a homemade warm sausage roll? One of our residents used to work in catering, so she was back in her element making and rolling the pastry.
Teacup Bird Feeders
We had lots of crockery donated from a local charity, so we turned them into these gorgeous tea cup bird feeders. After lots of sticking and painting, we were done and think they look rather lovely. Now we wait for the birds…