The activities Team play a vital role leading life at Chelston Gardens, working alongside care staff helping to keep people interested, stimulated and participating.
There are a variety of things to do to suit everyone during the day. The emphasis is on small groups and individual participation as well as more communal events.
We place importance on keeping residents enthusiastic and enjoying life.
Residents may well dip into and out of activities as and when they want to.
Staff encourage and support residents to pursue hobbies and interests.
The breakfast club, with traditional teapot and crockery, sets the scene for a leisurely breakfast with newspapers or books and magazines to help provide some conversation and maybe the radio, in a familiar comfortable surroundings. Mixing a cake or biscuits together with others provides an opportunity to create something for all to enjoy as well as fun, laughter and clouds of flour. Flower arranging brings out old habits and smiles. There is always the chance to do a little gardening in the raised flower beds or bringing on vegetable plants inside.
The Activities Team are careful to include everyone in the full variety of activities on offer.
Activities on a regular basis include: Trips out to the seaside, visits to the garden centre or active living centre, meals out at the local golf club, pantomimes and plays, hand massage, arm chair exercise’s or flexcercise, P.A.T dog visits, reminiscence, parties and raffles, dances and special meals, cheese and wine parties for all the family, Christmas parties and other seasonal celebrations, music for health and the chance to play an instrument, days themed round one idea for example a Cruise Ship day, with staff dressing the part or Italian or French days, where the menu and music follows the theme, summer BBQs for all the family and musical events held both inside and outside as the weather allows as well as flower arranging, gardening arts and crafts, painting, card making, reading newspapers, doing crosswords or keeping up with lifelong hobbies and lots more……..