We recognise that Isolation among those in our care homes can impact on those we care for and support more than anything else. Engaging socially is important for the elderly.

Socialization is a way to build new relationships, adjust perceptions, and have fun and help stabilise any deterioration in their overall well-being.

Sociall engagement is known to provide and stimulate wide ranging benefits, including:

Better cognitive function

Participation in social activities keeps them mentally engaged and their minds sharp. This can reduce the risk of depression and prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s.​

Better overall health

If there is a range of social activities for seniors to participate in, they tend to be more physically and mentally active. In addition, connecting with others is a boost for the mood and keeps the elderly from getting depressed.​

Better immune health

The National Institute on Aging reasearch reflects that, “Positive indicators of social well-being may be associated with lower levels of interleukin-6 in otherwise healthy people. Interleukin-6 is an inflammatory factor implicated in age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer.”​

Increased longevity

A strong social circle of friends is vital for staying happy. A happy person is less stressed and has a better chance of living disease free. Plus, friends may encourage each other to live a healthier lifestyle.​

What we do:

We employ specific staff who provide a programme of weekly activities both in and out of house.

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Music, singalong dance and drama
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Opportunities for gardening
  • Opportunities for exercise
  • Crafting sessions according to individual interests
  • We support activities outside of the home to local venues / shops and local parks
  • We provide 1:1 activities for those who may not be able to join in with group activities
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • On occasions we hold open social and fundraising events – coffee mornings and suchlike and also invite local neighbours, friends and family.
  • We routinely undertake resident meetings and surveys where we seek out feedback and suggestions relating to any aspect of service delivery and our ongoing development

Activities include but are not limited to:

We can provide support to attend religious services

We have periodic visits to the home in place from different religious groups / practitioners

We always provide and cater for individual cultural preferences and needs