Activities to Inspire and Engage
Creativity is widely encouraged and some of our residents are currently knitting and crocheting hats and cardigans for our local neonatal unit, while others are composing thoughtful poems to share in our poetry corner.
We also love seeing the watercolour paintings and pencil drawings created by some of our residents. The picturesque gardens here at Maesbrook are wonderful place to sit and take in the Spring scenery and blossoming flowers and shrubs, and we’re often visited by lots of different bird species – so there’s always lots of artistic inspiration.
We often organise visits from local performers, artists and sportspeople to provide demonstrations, host talks and entertain our residents, while our Head Chef, Jamie, also adds to the mix with some cookery demonstrations.
One of the activities our residents most enjoy is interacting with animals. We always encourage families to bring along their pets, so there’s often a troupe of cats and dogs bounding around and getting lots of fuss!
We’ve also planned some visits from Shetland ponies and smaller horse breeds – in the past, we’ve brought them right into our communal living room, which our residents really enjoyed. Spending time petting these beautiful animals is so calming.
As much as we enjoy the range of activities here in our home and gardens, we also love to get out and explore together. We’re very lucky to have a dedicated mini-bus here at Maesbrook, which is not only available to residents for hospital trips and health checks, but also takes us out on lots of adventures – from theatre trips to stimulating days out.
To find out more about Maesbrook Care Home or to arrange a tour, please explore our website or call us on 01743 241474.