Keeping active and getting the most out of every day is the secret to maintaining independence as we get older.
Priors House care home has an innovative and creative lifestyle team who ensure that every day is filled with individual and group activities and outings. There’s never a dull moment at Priors House!
Choose from an array of activities
There’s a choice of things to do in the mornings and afternoons and at the weekends, from baking and bingo, to gardening and boules, movie afternoons, arts and crafts and performances from local entertainers. One of our residents runs a dance class and others have given talks on subjects they’re passionate about. There’s always a buzz about the place.
Take a look at a typical weekly activities schedule at Priors House.
One-to-one time is important too, and our team have great fun with residents, giving them pamper sessions in the hair salon, having a chat over a cup of tea or accompanying them to a church service.
The lifestyle team are fantastic at getting to know individuals and finding ways to make them smile and feel special, from learning some words in their native language, to playing the piano for an impromptu singalong or sourcing hard-to-find chocolate that a resident enjoyed as a child.
Getting out and about
There’s always someone popping in to do an activity, give a performance, or to simply chat to residents. We have some strong links with local groups, charities like the Alzheimer’s Society and schools, such as the Kingsley School and we’ll often go out to visit them in the local community.
Warwickshire is full of places that are ideal for outings. Recently we’ve been to garden centres for a browse and a spot of lunch, watched the races at Warwick Racecourse, we’ve been into Leamington Spa to do some shopping, and each Friday we go to a different pub for a pint and some lunch. That’s just the tip of the iceberg – take a look at our Facebook page to find out exactly what we’ve been up to.
Enjoying good food
Good food is a vital ingredient for enjoying life in a care home, and our chefs plan and prepare delicious meals made from the best ingredients for all tastes and diets. Dining rooms are laid out bistro-style, with beautifully set tables, and residents are supported to eat at their own pace. There’s plenty of choice, and we’ll often theme our menus and activities around events like St Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day. Our talented chef also creates incredible cakes for residents’ birthdays.