Life at Seacroft Grange
Seacroft Grange‘s Home Manager, Eve Moran, spoke about life at Seacroft Grange and what is planned for the upcoming months.
What’s currently going on in the home?
As always, there are lots of exciting activities planned at Seacroft Grange over the Autumn months (our favourite season)! We have recently re-opened our Bistro, welcoming residents, families and friends to spend time with loved ones and talk over some coffee and cake. We’re sure this will be great on a cold winters day.
We have sponsored tickets for the Leeds Laughter Lounge Comedy Spectacular at the Marriott Hotel, Leeds. This supports one of our regular respite residents who has organised this event in aid of Parkinson’s UK. In early October, residents and staff will be attending this event and we’re all very excited. We have also booked virtual tickets to a variety of concerts including Opera North and The Ballet for residents to enjoy.
Our activities and wellbeing teams are hard at work organising Halloween and our next ‘Step Back in Time‘ Day. We will be completing another walking challenge whereby residents aim to complete 10,000 steps during the Autumn months, residents with all abilities will be supported to join in.
September 20th-26th focuses on ‘National Falls Prevention Week‘ which campaigns to increase the awareness around falls and injury prevention. We’re organising a week of activities for both staff and residents to raise awareness and spread information on how to prevent falls.
‘National Arts in Care Homes Week‘ begins on September 24th which promotes and encourages art engagement for residents and we have lots planned! We have Alexa’s on all communities for residents to listen to music whenever they like (find out more about the benefits of music), as well as using it to listen to poetry, recipes and video calls. We have found many benefits to using these Alexa’s, including enhanced engagement with activities, enjoyment and the acquisition of new skills.
We also have a new member of the Seacroft Family who is now a regular at the home – Luna the PAT dog!
What is life like at Seacroft Grange?
Seacroft Grange is a warm, friendly and welcoming home. We want you to always feel welcome when you visit – it’s a home from home for our residents. It is our priority to make sure you know the care team, you know our names and who to go to when you need us. We want you to know that we are there for you and your loved one, whatever your needs are!
Why is Seacroft Grange a happy place to work?
Our team enjoy their work and working with residents. They are here because they care! That’s why it is a happy place and in some respects it doesn’t feel like work.