Chester care centre appoints activity coordinator to encourage better wellbeing


Fast growing care home operator New Care has appointed Lisa Forth from North Wales as activities coordinator at its flagship care centre Grosvenor Manor on Heath Lane in Chester.


In her new role, Lisa is responsible for delivering a purposeful and meaningful activities programme for the residents at Grosvenor Manor.  From musicians, singers and entertainers to physical, therapeutic and wellness activities and day trips, celebrations and parties, Lisa will ensure the weekly programme of events is fun and engaging and provides every resident with a better quality of life, a sense of purpose and something to look forward to each day.


Before joining New Care, Lisa held a similar activities role within another local care centre where she managed the activities team and built up a strong activities programme over a seven year period. 


It was New Care’s reputation for excellent care and its person-centred approach that attracted Lisa to Grosvenor Manor.  She said: “I had heard about New Care’s absolute focus on individual care and attention for each of its residents across all of its homes and its commitment to developing its employee team and am so proud to have joined such a forward thinking and caring business.


“I love working in care, especially with the elderly and aim to delight our residents each day with an exciting activity or excursion that gets them talking, engaging and socialising with each other and our team of carers.  We want to fill each day with smiles and laughter.”


Chief operating officer at New Care, Cath Fairhurst, commented: “Lisa is a valuable addition to our great team at Grosvenor Manor.  In the short time she has been with us, she has made a great impression on our residents and their families who are always delighted with her well planned programme of events, activities and days out.”


Age 50, Lisa has enjoyed a long career in care and holds a number of relevant qualifications including Healthcare Diploma 2 and End of Life.  She is a proud wife, mum of three and grandmother to four granddaughters and when not working enjoys spending time with her family, her two dogs and cross stitching.


New Care is one of the UK’s fastest growing development-led care home operators.  Catering for the aspiring needs of its residents, homes provide high quality, person-centred care and an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, general nursing and specialist dementia care services, in an expertly designed purpose-built environment.


In addition to communal lounges, formal dining rooms and gardens, residents enjoy the privacy of their own well appointed and restful bedroom, complete with en suite wet rooms, and a host of hotel-style services including fine dining, a hair salon, nail bar, concierge and a busy and varied programme of activities and events


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