A wintry January day at Sutton Hall & Lodge in West Yorkshire recently saw residents taking part in a series of indoor activities, as part of a vibrant and varied activities programme on offer in the home.
Day trips are a key part of life for many residents, with popular visits including to local museums and landmarks, as well as places further afield such as Matlock, Souths Shields, Blackpool, and Southport. Sometimes however, a simple outing into the local area is all that is needed to blow away the cobwebs.
There is a lot to be said about the positive impact on community relationships that comes from connecting care homes with their local schools. One such home, Ashlea Lodge in Sunderland, recently welcomed a group of students from Sandhill View Academy for what proved to be both an entertaining and educational afternoon of activities with residents.
There is perhaps nothing quite as quintessentially British as Afternoon Tea, which has fast become a favourite pastime of residents at The Grange Care Centre, in Derbyshire. With a range of tantalising treats on offer, courtesy of the recently established Baking Club, the home’s Vintage Tea Room has become a central hub for residents to socialise in.
After a month of festive celebrations, including an outing to the annual Chorley Tea Dance, residents from Chorley Lodge in Lancashire saw in the New Year with a classic, post-Christmas treat: a Pantomime.
With the ice beginning to thaw and spring on the horizon, enthusiastic birdwatchers at Castleford Lodge have been preparing their garden to welcome some feathered friends to the home.