Residents gardening, Alderwood Care Home

We want our residents to enjoy every moment with us, whether this is indulging in their passions, going along on the many trips we organise or having fun at one of the many events we host.

We promote an active lifestyle and it has a proven positive effect on our residents. If you walk into any of our residential care homes you will find plenty of fun and lots of laughter. There is never a dull moment – we don’t believe in simply passing time.

Each home has dedicated activities co-ordinators tasked with organising weekly planned schedule of entertainments and activities. We keep keeping them engaging, fresh and interesting.

Encouraging hobbies and interests

We are always keen to help our residents to continue the hobbies or interests they have always been passionate about. We leave gardening tools by the door, for those that fancy a spot of gardening, or provide an easel and paints for our artists.

Some of our group activities include:

  • Gardening
  • Indoor flower craft
  • Visits from local entertainers, fitness instructors, dancers and musicians
  • Trips to museums or shows
  • Baking classes
  • Poetry sessions and discussion groups
  • Quiz nights
  • Tea dances
  • Themed events, lunches and dinners

Many of our residents take pleasure from doing everyday tasks they are familiar with and we assist and welcome participation wherever it will be helpful to the resident. Such activities might even involve the ritual of light housework, folding clothes or simply making a cup of tea. We have found from experience that some of our residents can find real comfort and enjoyment from these simple household tasks.