The team at our Paddington care home organises a wide range of activities, all based on your loved one’s preferences, life history and interests.
Keeping active and independent is vital for health and wellbeing in later life. We offer as many opportunities as possible for your loved one to keep busy, to have fun and to maintain their independence.
Keeping busy and having fun
While we have a busy programme of group and one-to-one activities, your loved one is welcome to help around the home in any way they wish. Some residents help in the gardens while others enjoy laying the tables for lunch, or organising a quiz.
Our activities programme includes regular arts and crafts sessions, gentle exercise classes, music sessions and performances from local musicians and entertainers. We also enjoy celebrating different days in the calendar, like Diwali, St Patrick's Day and Halloween. We’ll plan a whole themed experience for residents, with activities, food, dress and music.
During COVID, we’ve done our best to keep life as normal as fulfilling for residents as we can. That’s included adapting activities, such as sports and exercise, so it’s socially distanced and safe, and using home tablets to bring entertainment into the home and stay connected by new means. Of course, when the weather’s good, we’ve also been able to enjoy relaxing and playing games outside in the home’s beautiful garden space.
Enjoying good food
Meal times are sociable occasions at Forrester Court. On special occasions, such as a resident’s birthday, we like to celebrate in style by making them a special cake and throwing a party.
We believe in the importance of helping residents to continue enjoying good food: our chef-led catering team serve up delicious and nutritious meals every day, all made from fresh ingredients and all tailored to residents’ unique tastes, diets and cultural needs.
Making the most of our location
Ours is a fantastic location – with everything London has to offer on our doorstep. It makes for some fantastic outings. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are close by, as are attractions like the London Aquarium. In the summer, we often head out of the city to seaside towns like Brighton.