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
The Grand National is once a year, so we choose to mark this event with our very own Ladies Day. Residents wore hats and cravats, drank sparkling wine and ate fancy cakes with their tea. We placed bets, cheered the horses on and had a wonderful afternoon.
A Bit of Decorating
Spring was well and truly in the air today at The Warren. We decorated our season tree into this beautiful cherry blossom tree. With shades of pinks and greens, it really did look stunning in the lounge.
Hedgehog Book Art
The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the creating hedgehog book art. We all learnt a new skill and they turned out just great too.
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.