At Langley Oaks care home we plan fun and engaging activities and outings, all tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.
We believe that when your loved one is doing the things they enjoy in an environment where they feel cared for and secure, they'll be happy and fulfilled. We tailor the activities at our South Croydon care home so they suit residents’ interests and needs. The things we do range from coffee mornings and arts and crafts to karaoke and painting. We realise that some people prefer one-to-one sessions, so we spend time individually with residents too, doing whatever activity they would like. We like to be spontaneous too, so if it’s a nice day, we might go out for a walk or pop to the park for a picnic.
Keeping busy, maintaining independence
We have raised flower beds in the garden areas outside, so residents who wish to can get involved in gardening. Doing routine tasks around the home can help a person to maintain their independence, so if your loved one likes to fold laundry or support the maintenance team, we will support them to do so.
We like to get out and about as much as possible, enjoying trips to garden centres, local parks and lavender fields. Other outings include trips to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and Fairfield Halls theatre and art gallery.
A part of the community
Keeping connected to the community is key, so we will support your loved one to continuing going along to a group or church, if that’s what they’d like to do. Some residents like to go along to tea dances at the day centre next door to the home, others look forward to the activities we organise with the local schoolchildren. They often help with events or simply come along to chat to residents. A local church choir visits us to sing all the old tunes and hymns that residents enjoy too, and we have visits from professional entertainers.
A hairdresser pops in once a week to pamper residents in our in-house salon and a mobile library stops by the home regularly. Every Sunday, we have a church service here and a member of the nearby Catholic church comes in to give Holy Communion. Representatives from other local places of worship will always visit if they’re asked to.