Providing meaningful activities for our elderly residents
Our residents’ ongoing health and wellbeing is extremely important to us and we recognise that keeping active, both mentally and physically, whilst maintaining a sense of purpose and meaning are key to individuals’ happiness, contentment and joy.
In partnership with our residents and those closest to them, our dedicated lifestyle team develops a varied programme of meaningful activities, events and celebrations which are personalised to individuals’ likes, dislikes, abilities and care needs as well as aspirations and dreams for the future.
Our whole team supports our residents to rekindle interests and hobbies, whilst also gently encouraging them to try new things they might enjoy, either as part of a group of friends, on a 1-2-1 basis and in their own room, if they prefer. All of these factors are integrated to ensure that our care home activities are meaningful and engaging for our residents.
Maintaining an active body and mind
Regular opportunities to exercise bring fun and laughter, whilst giving everyone the opportunity to stay as active as they’re personally able to. For some, that may be through seated exercises from the comfort of their own chair and movement to music classes whilst, for others, it’s a tailored gym session in our on-site fitness suite.
To keep our minds active we host regular quizzes, games, current affairs discussions and reminiscence sessions and our well-stocked library is the perfect setting to sit back and delve into a favourite book – relishing new information or getting captivated by a dramatic storyline.
Also key to supporting health and wellbeing are our horticultural-themed care home activities, where the green-fingered amongst us tend to our beautiful gardens in the great outdoors or enjoy pottering around our indoor gardens, open-air roof terrace or doing a spot of flower arranging.
Food for the soul
For those of us who relish the quiet times we have a variety of cosy corners and comfy quiet areas to sit and watch the world go by, read the paper or work on a knitting or needlework project. Our in-home spa, with its serene décor and soft furnishings, tranquil atmosphere and dedicated hairdresser, is enjoyed by many looking for some ‘me time’ and a pamper.
Overlooking our gardens, and with direct access outside, our bistro is often a centre of activity as residents and their families and friends sit and enjoy each other’s company, chatting over a tea or coffee and a selection of homemade sandwiches, rolls and delicious cakes and sweet treats – all lovingly handmade and baked by our talented in-house catering team.
A life full of meaning and purpose
Our residents’ are amazing and their talents never cease to amaze us!
Alongside our organised activities, we also provide a variety of opportunities to bring meaning to people’s lives, whilst nurturing their existing talents and experience and learning from others along the way.
Whether it’s a resident with a particular flair for art, baking, dancing, music, homemaking or DIY, we all enjoy learning from each other and sharing our knowledge.
At the heart of our local community
We recognise, for many of our residents, remaining an active and valued part of their local community is very important to them so we regularly invite groups and entertainers into the home to spend time with us.
Visitors are also welcome to come and take part in celebrations, open days and themed events as well as a variety of meaningful activities such as enjoying movies in our cinema – complete with popcorn, warming their vocal chords singing hymns during our church services or indulging in a selection of cheeses and wines during our tasting sessions.
Our intergenerational stay and play sessions with local parents and their young children has been a huge hit with everyone. Our own Water Babies group visit fortnightly for fun and laughter creating a wonderful atmosphere, bringing smiles and a chance for our residents to spend time with little ones again and reawaken cherished memories of raising their own children.
Getting out and about into the community, as well as further afield, is also a highlight of ours as we take in trips to a variety of attractions such as garden centres, pubs for lunch and places of interest in our minibus.