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.
We regularly welcome entertainers to our home, as well as pet therapy animals, from performing lapdogs to bird of prey! Working in partnership with local children’s charity Bexley Snap, we also enjoy fortnightly visits from their baby and toddler group, which is such a delight for the residents!
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.
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 tending to our beautiful gardens in the great outdoors or doing a spot of flower arranging.
The Tovertafel games table, which projects interactive, colourful, moving light games on to a table below that residents can interact and play with, is a great way to keep fit and also a big hit with grandchildren!
To keep our minds and bodies active we take our residents on regular day trips, whether it’s tea in the local garden centre or a trip to the pub for lunch, we make sure your loved ones stay connected to the community. Hall Place Garden is also a firm favourite, where our residents enjoy an amble along the river to watch the ducks and geese and visit the tea room.
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 hair and beauty salon is enjoyed by many looking for some ‘me time’ and a pamper.
Our bistro is 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.
We also strive to make the unexpected happen, whether that’s enabling a resident to re-visit their beloved home football team after many years’ absence or sit in a spitfire, like they did in their youth, we love the challenge of making wishes come true!
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 activities and pet therapy visits from our favourite furry friends.
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.