Events and activities
Bridge, Burton and Trent Court care homes offer a wide range of activities.
Some are organised group events such as trips out or entertainment, others are ‘ad hoc’, including individual outings for someone who has asked for a particular visit or, perhaps, we feel they might benefit from time out of the house.
We employ a full-time Activities Coordinator who arranges group and one-to-one activities and regular visits from various entertainers.
Suitable activities will naturally vary between individuals and being part of a close-knit community means that activities will be tailored around each person and their tastes.
Our activity co-coordinator endeavours to accommodate particular interests or talents. A love of singing may lead to the organising of an afternoon concert; a lifetime of breeding award-winning spaniels could result in regular visits from a dog and its owner.
The more we get to know a person, the more we can make their lives active, fulfilling and still full of fun.
Additionally, people will often suggest or develop their own activity ideas to celebrate a special occasion or to mark a significant event. Staff will work with our ladies and gentlemen to develop the activities around a theme which are then planned over several days, e.g. shopping or group craft projects.
We aim to make sure that everybody’s interests are covered. Activities include:
- Quizzes and puzzles
- Arts and crafts
- Music and singing
- Weekly exercise classes
- Glass painting
- Pamper Sundays
- Visits to the pub
- Shopping trips
Hobbies and interests
We encourage people to pursue their own interests on either an individual basis or in small groups. The garden is popular with our keen gardeners, but we also run craft sessions, painting groups and knitting and sewing circles.
Many people revisit hobbies they may have pursued in the past. Some take up new pursuits where having that extra bit of support around makes them accessible. Families are often surprised by the new interests that their loved ones take up and the vitality they develop in their new home.