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 and arts and crafts – it all happens at Amberley Lodge! Residents are encouraged to socialise within small, socially distanced groups so they can do as much or as little as they wish: they can lead an activity, help around the home or simply relax in the comfort of their bedroom.
Trying new ideas
Our caring and passionate teams have gone above and beyond to make sure that residents’ lives remain not only as normal as they can, but have spent time both adapting some favourite activities, as well as developing new ones, to ensure everyone can enjoy fun and engaging things to do every day while maintaining social distance and keeping safe.
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 support healthy eating.
Making wishes come true
We’re enabling residents to fulfill 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 as best we can. In the past we’ve helped one resident to go to a pop concert; and another resident, who has complex care needs, visited Italy, with care and nursing support. There are plenty of things we can do in the home too. We’ve created China at Amberley Lodge and held a Chinese evening.
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’.