Our full-time Activity Coordinators ensure that residents have the opportunity to enjoy their days to the full. We are lucky in that we have a grand piano, and there is nothing we like better than having a good old singsong.
Other things we might do include:
• Flower arranging
• Knitting (Come on gents, you can have a go too!)
• Shopping trips into Rugeley
• Spending time in the sensory garden
• Going down the pub
• Walking in the park
• Going out to Staffordshire heritage sites
Residents are free to come and go as they please; Rugeley town centre is only a few minutes’ walk away. But we are good at organising trips out in the minibus that take residents on excursions further afield.
In the warmer months residents make great use of the outside patio area, which is completely enclosed for privacy, a perfect place for outdoor exercise or just a nice cup of tea. This area includes a brand new sensory garden, designed to provide a variety of sensory stimuli with its aromatic plants.
Popular among our activities are the reminiscence sessions in which residents look back over the years and discuss major historical events both local and international. They very much enjoy remembering where they were at key times and we often find friendships forming and strengthening during these sessions. This is very popular with our residents who live with dementia.
We know how important it is for our residents to keep in touch with family and friends, so we provide free Wi-Fi throughout the home. Computers are available for Skype, email or just browsing. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook pages!