Embrace life in our care homes, with a wide range of activities offering something for everybody.
Having something to look forward to and a structure for our days is essential for our general happiness and welfare. We also firmly believe in embracing life, no matter how old we are or what challenges we may face.
We support this in our care homes by offering a wide range of organised activities, alongside opportunities to pursue individual hobbies and interests.
An imaginative programme of activities at our care homes
Dedicated activity co-ordinators at each homework hard to ensure there is something to appeal to all tastes.
We encourage participation in our regular activities which include, getting creative with arts & crafts, tending to gardens and baking sessions to name a few...
We keep fit with specially adapted exercise classes and sports, including dance, skittles or darts tournaments, and armchair badminton.
Music always has an important role to play, with songs bringing back happy memories and allowing us to express ourselves in a different way.
Visits from pets are always welcome, we have hosted birds of prey, exotic reptiles, donkeys and alpacas.
Technology opens up a whole world of possibilities and we make good use of our iPads and Alexa for games, trivia and to play music.
We are also partial to a themed day or two! Seasonal celebrations, such as Halloween or Valentine’s Day, give us the perfect excuse to decorate the home and theme the activities for the day.
Welcoming visitors and getting out and about
It’s always exciting to be treated to some wonderful entertainment. Visiting musicians, singers and dancers create a vibrant atmosphere and many talking points.
We are also lucky to have developed good links with the wonderful communities around our homes. The children from local toddler groups and schools certainly light up our day when they visit with local church groups allowing people to retain religious beliefs, sing hymns and worship.
The importance of the everyday
Of course, it’s not all go. Everybody needs quiet moments sometimes, so we make sure there are cosy corners and calm spaces in our homes. This is where you will find people enjoying a pampering hand massage or nail treatment, or perhaps relaxing to gentle music or doing a puzzle.
We encourage conversation, especially about our life histories. Remembering events, places and people can connect us to our past lives and identity. We will often use this as inspiration for creating a memory box or other resources to support further reminiscing.
We also welcome help with small, everyday tasks, such as folding napkins or laying the table for mealtimes, feeding the birds or even painting a bench – all the things that you would do in your own home that bring a sense of normality and routine.
To find out more, please contact us for a chat about your care needs and to arrange a visit to any of our care homes.