Our activities are a vibrant and valuable part of the Abbeyfield experience – we pride ourselves in offering a full and varied range of activities every week, delivered by our bespoke Activities Team led by Jan.
We thrive on creativity and innovation when it comes to planning activities and programmes here at Abbeyfield. From interactive exercise classes and stimulating brain games to art workshops and music therapy sessions, we ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. By tailoring activities to each resident's personal interests and abilities, we aim to create meaningful experiences that resonate on a deep level.
Every month we have a meeting where residents can choose what they would like in the Activities programme. Some activities happen every week because they are so popular – for example ‘curling’, ‘balloon’ volleyball, whist, Scrabble, bingo, “Knit and Natter”, film afternoons, gentle exercise and musical entertainment. Others we may introduce from time to time, such as poetry reading. Trips out in our minibus are also very popular. Visits include trips to Garden Centres, to Snowdrop Valley in the Winter, to the seaside in the Summer or maybe just out for a drive or for coffee and cake or fish and chips.
Our team’s strengths lie in building strong relationships with residents, their families and the caring staff. We take the time to get to know each resident personally and to understand their unique preferences and personalities. This allows us to design personalized activities and outings that truly bring them joy and fulfilment.
Staying up to date with the latest trends and best practices in the field of care is of the utmost importance. We actively seek out new ideas and collaborations with external organizations, local volunteers and community groups to expand our offerings and provide the best possible experiences for our residents.
It is an absolute privilege to be able to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents at Abbeyfield. Seeing their smiles, hearing their laughter and witnessing their personal growth are the most rewarding aspects of our role. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters social connections, builds friendships and ensures that every resident feels valued and cherished.
Please click below to view this week’s activities.