Activity coordinators honoured at awards

Award recipients with mayor of Worthing, Cllr Sean McDonald
Award recipients with mayor of Worthing, Cllr Sean McDonald

The third annual Activity Coordinator Award Show saw individuals honoured for their work with older people.

The Lovejoy Centre, a Worthing based organisation providing reminiscence, music and art sessions for residential home residents, held the show at Lancing Parish Hall on Saturday. .

Hosted by director Ann Marie Lovejoy Bruce-Kerr, the awards recognised the dedication and hard work of activity coordinators. The awards were presented by Cllr Sean McDonald, mayor of Worthing. National winner was Leanne Shephard-Bishop of Adelaide Care Home in Brighton, with Julie Reid of Kathleen Lodge in Shoreham as the runner up. The newcomer award went to Wendy Strip of Worthing’s Hollywynd Care Home .The most improved award winner was Madalena Lua Magalhaes of Rosemary Mount Care Home in Worthing. Heather Robertson of Worthing’s Avon House won the dementia award, with Karen Lonergan of Fernbank Care Home in Worthing named runner up.

Ann Marie said; “The activity co-ordinator role is often overlooked and is fast becoming an essential role within the care sector.”

The Lovejoy Centre will hold its annual dementia care show at Lancing Parish Halls on May 20.

Visit www.lovejoycentre.co.uk for more information.

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