Activities – September 2017

October 5th, 2017

During September we held a Coffee Morning in aid of Marie Curie in the Market Place with tea/coffee and cakes for all those who attended, we had decorated the Market Place with bunting made especially for the day by our Residents during a craft day earlier in the month.  We raised a massive £192.00, we would like to thank everyone who contributed and made the day a success. 

This month the Community of Sisters who reside at Christopher Grange celebrated the 400th anniversary of St Vincent De Paul.  We celebrated in the Market Place with tea/coffee/soft drinks and cakes with our Residents and their families and we had a lovely afternoon! 

We had a trip out in the minibus this month however due to the typical English weather we had to remain on the mini bus – we drove to some of the locations where our Residents had resided/grew up and all those involved thoroughly enjoyed their day out and reminiscing together. 

During the month we also held a sing along with a DVD on one of our units and we had a great turnout with all those who attended really enjoying their afternoon!  We also held a baking day during September 2017 with our Residents baking heart shaped Victoria sponges – delicious!

We continued with our usual daily/weekly activities which are all going well (and being attended in large numbers) including Armchair Exercise, Crosswords etc.  Celebrations are continuing for Residents birthdays and this month Frank and Mary enjoyed their parties on their respective units.  The Residents Monthly Social is still proving popular with Residents numbers again on the up and our new Residents attending for the first time. 



Activities – August 2017

September 22nd, 2017

During August we started a new book in our Book Club called ‘Call the Midwife’, this is going well and seems popular and the Residents appear to be enjoying it. 

This month we were grateful for entertainment provided by ‘Mood Swings’ on the Market Place, a firm favourite with our Residents – one of the singers is our Resident Bob’s son!  We had a massive turn out for this entertainment with many asking when their next performance will be. 

We continue with our usual monthly activities which includes Armchair Exercise, this is is always popular especially with our Residents on Rhona House and our attendees are increasing with each week.  Due to the volume of requests for Bingo we now hold this every fortnight!  We have also continued with celebrating our Residents birthdays with parties held for Angela, Madge and Gerard on their respective units.  As usual our Monthly Social went well with new Residents joining for their first time – both of whom fully enjoyed their night!  Other activities included: art, games and ‘name that tune’ as well as one to ones with the Residents. 

Activities – July 2017

August 17th, 2017

Again with the nice weather during July we were able to have a couple of day trips out which included; pub lunches, shopping and a trip to Southport, enjoyed thoroughly by all those involved!

This month we had a Garden Party scheduled, however due to the bad weather on the day (the typical British Summer!) we had to relocate our ‘Garden Party’ to the Market Place which had been decorated using bunting which had been specially made by our Residents for the day!  Despite this we had a fantastic turnout and the day went really well, Resident’s, families and friends gathered in the Market Place were we had a tombola, raffles and a cake stall.  We would like to say a massive thank you to Paula in the Rehabilitation Centre who together with the Service Users made lovely cakes which were delicious and proved very popular!

Our usual monthly activities are still proving popular which included the Residents Monthly Social (with numbers once again up!), armchair exercise, crosswords, quizzes, bingo newstime and our normal every day activities as well as celebrating our Residents birthdays.  Craft went really well this month as this included making the bunting for our Garden Party.  This month we have also been playing different board games with our Residents and our reminiscence ball and matt has proved popular as well as the pamper days and hand massage!