At Farm Lane, we offer activities and experiences that are based around your loved one’s interests and skills.
Keeping active and independent is the secret to health and wellbeing in later life. Many Farm Lane residents therefore enjoy helping in the gardens or lending a hand with baking or handing out the post.
Enjoying active days
Our talented lifestyle team plans a weekly programme of activities, including arts and crafts, gentle exercise, reminiscence, quizzes and music sessions. We have a regular film night if there’s an activity that your loved one would like to try, we’ll be happy to arrange it. We’re always open to new suggestions if it means your loved one enjoys each day to the full.
We appreciate that some residents prefer one-to-one activities, or they’re being nursed in bed. We always make sure that there's plenty of individual time for those people. Everyone who wants to be busy, can be busy. Of course, during COVID-19, our activities have looked a little different, but the team have worked hard to continue favourite things to do whilst maintaining social distancing, as well as creating some new activities so residents always have plenty to keep them happy and entertained. We’ve also embraced new technology, using electronic tablets not only to help keep in touch with loved ones, but also to enjoy virtual entertainment such as streaming concerts, or even to learn new skills.
Around the area
We like to get out and about as much as we can, by taking trips to local shops and places of interest, or heading out to a local pub or café for lunch. We have strong links with local schools and groups, as well as charities and businesses. Pre-COVID we had regular visits from local sixth form students, and the Brownies often come along to do activities with residents.
During COVID, we’ve been able to continue these relationships as well as build new ones, using technology such as tablets as well as traditional methods to keep in touch with loved ones. We’ve even made some new friends in our wonderful community who have supported us during this time.
Sharing good food
There’s always a buzz around the home at meal times. Our chef-led kitchen team takes pride in serving up meals that your loved one will enjoy. There's a roast at least once a week, and many residents start the day with a hearty breakfast.
We happily cater for different dietary or religious needs, and there's always plenty of choice and lots to go around. However, if there's something your loved one would like, that isn’t on the menu, we’ll be pleased to prepare it for them.