Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lynn Marsland
Hi, my name is Lynn and I am Head of Activities here at Wimborne Care Home. I ensure that residents stay active and enjoy all the activities at the home. Lynn sees residents as an extension of her family and thoroughly enjoy the variety and rewards the job brings.
Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at Wimborne Care Home
Due to the current situation. we were unable to hold are yearly Macmillan Coffee Morning, which enabled us to invite the local community to enjoy coffee and cake with our residents.
We therefore decided to honor the good work of the Macmillan nurses by laying the tables with our best china and enjoying a lovely cup of tea with a slice or two of homemade cake.
Residents competed against each other with a great game of volleyball in the courtyard. They they tried their hands at some upper arm endurance by winding up the duster.
The day’s triathlon ended in a game of precision, which involved aiming to get the highest amount of points throwing beanbags at targets.
Great fun and banter was had between the competitors, with winners all receiving a rosette.
Residents decorated hats displaying their favorite things and hobbies.
At the end of the week, they sat round the table together presenting their individual hats. The designs included Tour de France, Las Vegas, golfing and lots of flowers.
The residents described their hats and the reasons for their decorations. Great fun was had by all and everyone received a prize for taking part.
Residents and staff enjoyed a day of beach fun. The home had lots of inflatables, sand and water, with fish & chips in a box and an ice cream trolley with fun beachside treats.
Residents enjoyed viewing old picture postcards and remembering beach holidays that were enjoyed. Seaside quizzes and a singalong was enjoyed too.
Residents enjoyed looking at photos the activities team had taken whilst on holiday. They were then given a quick lesson on how to use the camera and take photos of different objects around the home using an orbe sphere. The orbe sphere creates magnified images of individual items. The photos were then displayed for all to enjoy the in dining room. Residents were fascinated as to how objects changed when looking at them through the orbe sphere, sometimes upside down, magnified and rounded.
In celebration of Bristol Balloon Festival, residents participated in making and designing their own air balloons. These, along with many more other balloons, both large and small, adorned the dining and lounge area of the home.
Residents really enjoyed the variety of lovely bright colours. Barchy Bear, Wimborne’s mascot, also enjoyed a ride through the home and was seen landing his balloon in the lounge.
Residents then enjoyed watching the wonderful display on television. We then had a discussion about where each resident might like to go in a hot air balloon. One resident remembered a flight she had made with her daughter over Petworth Estate in Sussex.