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Active Living

The home offers a wide range of activities, run by our activities co-ordinator, who tailors activities to the resident’s abilities and interests. Our activities co-ordinator was nominated for an award in the South West Care Awards where she became a finalist.

The activities offered daily, range from:

  • Craft sessions
  • Cinema club
  • Flower arranging
  • Board games
  • Quizzes
  • Poetry/book club
  • Arts and craft
  • Whist
  • Scrabble.

Falls prevention exercise classes are run daily; general music and movement exercise classes are run by Sue, every Wednesday and Friday morning, these are always well attended. Music is an important element of home life, whether it is provided via the homes vast range of music CD’s or from the playing of the electric organ in the lounge area.

External music entertainers are also frequent visitors to the home. Arts and crafts are also catered for through our visiting artist, who encourages residents to try new techniques to produce valued items. Helen is our visiting yoga teacher and her classes are always well attended. The home also has a visiting masseur, Beryl; offering aromatherapy massage and Indian Head massage, both of which are extremely beneficial for our elderly residents especially when there has been a history of chronic illness or pain.

A new range of activities are being developed through the Adult Learning programme, and is hoped to include living history and short story writing. Health awareness session groups are also being arranged through visiting professionals; topics to be discussed include the importance of mobility for continued independence, the importance of fluids in the diet, nutrition in the elderly, holistic healing, and the use of medication in the elderly.

It is hoped that the sessions will give residents a better understanding of these very important areas of health. Holy Communion is arranged through a visiting clergy once a month, and all residents are encouraged to participate. However, this is not intended to replace any other religious service residents may wish to attend. Sunday services are regularly attended by residents and transport can be arranged with prior notice.