Meet our Activities Coordinator, Joy Mitchell
Joy started work at The Warren in January 2002 initially as a Care Assistant. Joy worked as a senior carer for six years before joining the activities team. Joy leads a team that offer a varied range of activities and entertainment for all. Ranging from arts and crafts, music and film shows, and local trips out, to large scale family events and social occasions. Joy ensures there's never a dull moment.
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
Sunshine and a Tipple
We enjoyed a spontaneous afternoon in the garden to simulate normality at The Warren during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents were listing to war time music and having a sing along in spirit of VE Day. We set up a bar outdoors, with beers, wine, G&T and the usual squashes and fruit juices. The overall response to the event was very positive, and residents definitely want to do it more often, and it was a nice change to the isolation.
A Double Celebration
We enjoyed a double celebration recently, combining St George's Day with National Tea Day. There was plenty of tea and biscuits. Most residents enjoyed English breakfast tea, though a few preferred Earl Grey.
We had lots of fun setting up our dining room all ready for Mother's Day.
Live Music Performance
Music is popular at the Warren, we have weekly live music sessions that our residents really look forward to. Any excuse for a dance!
Flower Arranging Session
A flower arranging group brought some early Spring joy to the Warren. Residents enjoyed the session.
Trip to Wroxham Road
Residents embraced the cold January weather for a trip to Wroxham Broad. They thoroughly enjoyed watching the varied birds, but were glad to be in the warmth of the minibus.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious cakes.