Doing the things you enjoy is an important part of your well-being. We know social connection, physical activity and mental stimulation are all key to keeping you or your loved one healthy and happy. So the package we offer includes a range of social activities. For our team, enriching your day-to-day life is a top priority, helping you stay independent and fulfilled.
You can pick from activities you’ve always enjoyed, or try some new things. These could include visiting the shops, doing arts and crafts, playing bingo or going to the local pub. The aim is to encourage physical activity where appropriate, provide mental stimulation and increase social interaction.
Some of the activities we offer include:
- pampering sessions, such as a hand massage or manicure
- visits from a local hairdresser
- visits from a movement coach
- chiropody services
- visits from a local religious leader, such as a priest
Social activities for people with dementia
If you or your loved one have a diagnosis of dementia, our care plan will include specific activities shown to keep the brain active and the body moving, which can help with memory loss and support overall well-being. For example:
- brain-training games
- board games
- looking through photo albums
- physical exercises tailored to whatever you can do
We can also arrange multi-sensory activities which are proven to help anyone living with dementia by increasing concentration and communication and helping cognitive symptoms and social interactions. These include:
- cooking workshops
- ‘guess the scent’ games
- arts and crafts
- pet therapy
- pony therapy
- music therapy
Social activities for people with learning disabilities
Our care plans focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t. We’re committed to giving you exceptional care so your prescribed social activities will take into account your specific needs, interests and abilities. There will also be a particular focus on social activities that help to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and dementia – as anyone with a learning disability has an increased risk of developing these conditions.
But if you’re not in the mood for a specific activity, our caregivers will always be happy to sit and have a chat.