Our activities coordinator incorporates a feeling of self-worth and being respected. “It’s not like work really, you engage in a conversation and people come alive. The small things give you that satisfaction, a feel-good factor”. At the Brambles, it’s all about engaging people. We talk to the families and find out what their loved ones like. We are here for the people that live here.
We believe in keeping activities fresh and interesting, so, as well as regular activities like sensory sessions, arts and crafts, bingo and gentle exercise classes, our weekly activity programme includes reading sessions, group exercises, quizzes, bingo, handicrafts, in-door gardening, story group, one-to-one sessions, singing and entertainment.
We believe in any excuse for our residents to enjoy themselves, so we celebrate themed events throughout the year. Our Annual Garden Party is one highlight, as are Christmas and other religious festivals observed by our residents. Birthdays are also an opportunity to make our residents feel special and, wherever we can, we involve family, friends and staff in the events.