Allenbrook Nursing Home

Activities

ActivitiesWe actively encourage a lot more one to one person centred activity sessions within our program with art classes, pottery, cookery, sewing, drawing and embracing new technology with e-mails and messages to loved ones living further away or abroad. We have dance movement, relaxation sessions and music appreciation from all genres on our weekly and monthly programme.

Sensory therapies are also a very important part of our programme, with aromatherapy massages being offered each month, soft touch and fragrance sessions and craft work using textiles.

Exercise is also a very important stimulation for our residents. Armchair exercise is offered regularly within our professional, weekly exercise session along with music and musical instruments and is designed for careful movement of joints and muscles.

There are TV’s in each lounge area and selected viewing to suit all requirements is on hand. A new large selection of DVD’s and CD’s for residents are available and a sporting calendar is carefully watched for anyone with interests in any particular event. Large print books, monthly magazines and all genres of reading material is on hand covering all kinds of hobbies and interests and all readily available in the lounge. There are garden areas and pots and shrubs for residents who enjoy a little outdoor gardening or growing a few vegetables or plants.

ActivitiesHere at Allenbrook we have a variety of quality entertainers and visitors offering music, dance, pantomimes and entertainment for our residents. We have sing-along, easy listening, swing, classical singers and groups and choirs. Music is always a very welcome component to our programmes and looked forward to by most of our residents.

Included amongst our regular visitors are local clergy offering Holy Communion services once each month to residents of all denominations.

Local school children play a large part in offering regular visits with children entertaining us with seasonal songs. We have a regular contact with local schools and colleges offering students placements of work experience when studying Health and Social Care courses. We have a number of volunteers also, who give their time willingly to occupy our residents providing comfort and friendship.

Allenbrook enjoys organising our well-known Summer Fete, which takes place in August each year. This event is supported by many local residents and charitable groups, offering a wonderful afternoon out to our residents as well. This is one of several events that we hold throughout the year including Easter celebrations, Halloween party nights, and Bank Holiday fun days. The resident’s individual birthdays are always a party time and of course, Christmas is always the very special time for us all.

Our in-house Activities Co-ordinator maintains constant contact with resident family and friends and invites them to attend any of the forthcoming activities and events that are here at Allenbrook Nursing home.

To view our latest activities calendar of events please click here.