We have a designated activities coordinator who arranges a wide variety of activities and entertainment for our residents encouraging residents to keep physically and mentally active. Activities are arranged daily as a group and on an individual basis, covering arts and crafts, board games, reminiscence, bingo, musicians and singers, animal therapy, movie nights etc We also have regular interactive reminiscence sessions and have internet facilities. Where possible staff will also arrange escorted visits outside the Home.
One of our favourite activities is the regular animal therapy sessions www.animalactivity.co.uk where the residents enjoy visits from Simon who brings in a variety of his lovely animals from rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and dogs. He can also take some of the animals into our residents bedroom if they may find it difficult to leave their room.
Another of our favourite activities is the friendly, fun musicians Daz and Dave who tailors their act to the needs and preferences of each audience,often singing some of the old favourites.
Our staff works with the individual residents to encourage them to have ‘fun with food’ this canbe tailored to the individual ability’s and choice.
Once a month (and/or when needed) the residents have a meeting where they are actively involved in planning the activities for the following months, we ask for feedback on all our activities to reflect and understand the preferences of each of our residents.