Residents at Tor-Na-Dee care home keep busy and engaged with different fun activities that are tailored to their interests.
We believe that when a person is doing activities and tasks they enjoy, and that bring them meaning, they will feel happy and fulfilled. That’s why we find out all we can about each resident, so we can design a lifestyle plan for them that will keep them active and engaged. It’s an approach we call ‘meaningful lifestyles’.
Choice and variety
Residents at Tor Na Dee are encouraged to mix in small socially distanced groups, to relax how they wish or to engage in the busy lifestyle programme. The dedicated team organise a varied programme of group activities, which includes arts and crafts, games and exercise sessions, and music plays a big part in home life too.
We understand the importance of socialising, and appreciate that group activities aren’t for everyone, so we dedicate our time for one-to-one activities if residents prefer.
Shaping our shared spaces
Our gardens are a major feature of the home - we've even reached the finals of the National Dementia Awards with what we've achieved with our outdoor spaces. There are wheelchair accessible pathways, a special sensory garden outside our dementia suite, there's a summer house and seating areas and much more. Creating our gardens has been a real community effort. We've had help from the Milltimber Gardening Club, as well as relatives and local school children.
Enjoying happy times together
Every mealtime is a sociable occasion at Tor-Na-Dee. Residents are welcome to enjoy their meals in the communal dining areas, however enhanced in-room dining options are available for those who prefer, or need, additional distancing.
From time to time we hold special themed lunches and afternoons where we celebrate different cultures.
Our chef-led catering team serve up a range of delicious hot and cold options, made from fresh ingredients and designed around individual preferences and cultural and dietary needs. And if there’s nothing that takes your loved one’s fancy, the team will cook them whatever they would like.