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.
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 The Warren Care Home
Decorating the home for Christmas
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We had such a lovely day transforming our conservatory into the "Grotto" and putting up the Christmas trees and we haven't finished yet!!
But we stopped to have a lovely trip to Blue Boar Garden centre to see the singing reindeer, and the Christmas displays. We also just had to stop off for a cup of tea and the largest hot chocolate in Sprowston, our resident wasn't sure if she needed to climb it or drink it.
Bumblebarn Alpaca visit
A big thank you to Bumblebarn for bringing Lemmy and Boss to see us today. They were very well loved by all the residents wonderful day had by all. They happily walked around the rooms meeting all the residents, I think they loved it as much as we did. They make the sweetest noise too which surprised us all, they talk to each other with a Hum.. Its so cute.
Christmas wreath workshop
We had a full day of Christmas activities. We started with Christmas Wreath making this afternoon and finished off the day with Andre Rieu “Home for Christmas” DVD. Mulled wine and cheese footballs were the treats of the night too.
Fitness and Break Dinosaur
We had the ever funny Mr Dod, who was on fine form as per usual, some lunch and then we started to paint our break Dinosaur. It's work in progress, but we started it’s a long way to go but we will get there.
Fireworks and Poppies
We made a start on our trailing poppy display and made sure we marked all poppies and their meanings. Purple for Animals who lost their lives in the war; Black for Afro Caribbean soldiers and white for pacifists and who don't wish to glorify war, as well as the traditional red. It's work in progress and is going to look stunning.
We finished off the day with our first ever Fireworks night. It was fantastic. We had sparklers, we had Roman candles and we had fountains.
We had a fantastic morning with Carpet Bowls, Quoits and Velcro darts. We thought we found out that we had a ringer amongst the group as she knocked the jack out every time. But she was just lucky, so she told us! Well done to Una and John for the Velcro Darts high scores of the morning. It’s not as easy as it looks.