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
100th Birthday Celebrations
We celebrated a local celebrity birthday here at The Warren. Rouse celebrated his 100th birthday milestone with a card from the Queen, a homemade cake cooked by our chef, and designed by our activities team, a decorated room and lots of presents.
From us all at The Warren: happy birthday!
Through the rays of afternoon sunshine, a few residents enjoyed a little afternoon picnic and drinks in our beautiful garden while enjoying each other's company
National Cream Tea Day
Under the glorious sunshine today, wearing their beautiful straw hats, our residents enjoyed freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and delicious Cornish Clotted Cream. A lovely afternoon had by all as you can see plates were more or less emptied by the time we took the photos.
The Queen's Birthday
Residents of The Warren gathered in the main lounge to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. We all sang happy birthday, had a singalong and enjoyed some birthday cake.
Due to results from a recent test of COVID-19, results being negative, it was very much needed to get out again in the sunshine. Christine, our Activities Coordinator, put herself forwards for the residents to take some well needed COVID-19 frustration out by throwing wet sponges at her. Residents couldn’t volunteer quick enough! It was a nice way to be active and have some fun.
We will be out in the garden often at present (weather permitting), however it looks like we will be in for a warm summer.
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.
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.