Our residents are offered a wide range of activities, which include intellectual stimulation, such as jigsaws and puzzles, creative activities using arts and crafts and senses related activities using specially selected sensory objects. We also provide person centred activities such as shopping trips, visiting families, weekly keep-fit (chair based exercise)and anything that helps to maintain an active life.
Typical entertainments program:
- Weekly Movie afternoon
- Craft Club
- Board and floor games
- Indoor bowls
- Friday afternoon with John on the piano
- Chair based exercise with Julian
- Regular musical entertainers
We have a regular resident/relatives committee meeting where we discuss everything from suggestions for new activities, menus and general day to day running of the home. If you would like to attend please telephone for the date of the next meeting.
Care Quality Commission Report (September 2015)
“We saw that activities took place every afternoon and the Activities Co-ordinator told us she regularly asked people what they would like to do. We saw that the Activities Co-ordinator involved people in the planning and arranging of the activities as well as the activities themselves and we noted that a relative was actively involved. We were told by the residents that activities at the service had significantly improved since the new co-ordinator had joined. One person told us “The activities are much better than they were, we play games, watch films and entertainers come in” Relatives told us “There’s a lot more happening since the new co-ordinator started and the activities are great.” As well as activities in the communal areas, the co-ordinator provides one to one support to people in their rooms. A hairdresser visits the home each Tuesday and we were told many people took advantage of this service. Ministers from the local community regularly attended the home to help meet people’s spiritual needs.”