At Amberley Lodge we offer enjoyable and meaningful activities, which keep residents active and engaged. It's all part of our 'meaningful lifestyles' philosophy.
We take a completely individual approach to enabling residents to live full and rewarding lives, getting to know each person well so that we can build a programme of activities and experiences that they'll love.
Keeping busy every day
Some residents enjoy having a purpose, so they have small jobs around the home or in the garden. They might fold napkins ready for lunch or grow the herbs and vegetables that our kitchen team uses in meals.
Our lifestyle team ensures that there’s a variety of activities to take part in each day. Exercise sessions, quizzes, music, cookery, pet therapy, arts and crafts, visiting entertainers and church services – it all happens at Amberley Lodge!
Trying new ideas
A little while ago we set up a weekly fruit market, and this has become a big hit with residents. We set up little stalls, and residents choose which pieces of fruit they’d like. They chat and enjoy the familiar experience – it also helps to supports healthy eating.
We’re very lucky to have our own minibus, and residents like to get out and about for shopping trips or pub lunches, or to a place of interest like a museum or stately home. Residents decide where they’d like to go.
Making wishes come true
We’re enabling residents to fulfil their wishes through our ‘wishing tree’. Residents hang their written wishes on the tree of things they’d love to do or see, and we make them happen. We’ve helped one resident to go to a pop concert; we’ve created China at Amberley Lodge and held a Chinese evening; and another resident, who has complex care needs, is off to Italy soon, with care and nursing support.
Commenting on the activities in our home, our CQC report says ‘activities met people's needs and helped them lead a full life. Relatives and professionals agreed the service was excellent at providing person-centred care’.