Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sherry Owen
Hi, my name is Sherry, and I have managed the activities team since July 2015. I am very passionate about my role and encourage each residents to join in with activities as much as possible. We provide a varied programme to ensure that the needs of each individual are met.
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 our home
Music for Health
Once a month at Windmill Manor we participate in a musical workshop designed for Dementia. This includes a range of different musical activities we join in with and is always enjoyed.
World Pasta Day
We celebrated World Pasta Day on the 25th of October. Windmill Manor chose to join in by doing a Pasta Painting activity. We took different types of pasta, including penne, cannelloni, lasagne sheets and many more. We all had a very colourful afternoon of fun.
Postcards of Kindness
Residents at Windmill are now part of a global initiative to combat loneliness and give them an opportunity to communicate with people around the world.
Our residents receive postcards from all over the globe, often from places where the residents have visited in the past or have family living there. This initiative enables our residents to share memories but also to make new memories.
We hosted our annual Bank Holiday summer BBQ on 26th of August. We were very lucky with the weather having beautiful sunshine all day.
It was a very busy afternoon for our chef Tina who prepared a selection of meats and salads and also plenty of drinks to quench our thirsts in the hot weather.
It was a huge success with our new manager Amanda Gunner joining us in all the fun with the residents, staff and families.
101 Years Young
Resident, Phyllis, recently celebrated her 101st birthday here at Windmill Manor surrounded by friends and family.
The Magic Table
We are delighted to announce that we have just had a Magic Table installed, which is an interactive light projector, designed to support residents living with dementia by keeping them engaged through specialised games.
The light projections respond to hand and arm movement, allowing residents to stay stimulated and, most of all, have fun!
You can read more about it on this page.
Carer Support Group
Come along to our friendly and informal support group for open discussions with other Carers, each with their own invaluable help and advice.
Monthly Coffee Mornings
Come along to our friendly and informal group and join us for our monthly coffee mornings.