Dedication of activity co-ordinators rewarded

The Lovejoy Centre held its second annual Activity Co-ordinator Award Show at Lancing Parish Hall
The Lovejoy Centre held its second annual Activity Co-ordinator Award Show at Lancing Parish Hall

Activity co-ordinators who work with older people have been honoured for their work.

The Lovejoy Centre, a Worthing-based organisation providing reminiscence, music and art therapy sessions for residents in private residential homes, held its second annual Activity Co-ordinator Award Show at Lancing Parish Hall.

Hosted by director Ann Marie Lovejoy Bruce-Kerr, the awards recognised the dedication and hard work of activity co-ordinators.

The awards were presented by Adur District Council chairman Carson Albury, who praised the hard work of each recipient.

National winner was Carole Boundey, with Leanne Shephard-Bishop the runner-up.

Regional winner was Julie Reid and the newcomer award went to Lisa Jayne Whyborne.

Most improved was Jade Fluffy Lay, with Sharon Payne as runner-up.

Victoria Howcroft won the most courageous award and Annmarie Boswell won the dementia award.

The organisation champions the work of activity co-ordinators nationwide by offering support and training, and provides activities for older people, with a focus on those with dementia.

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

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