Activities to Enjoy
Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.
Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us. Each home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests.
The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.
A daily activity schedule for a home may include:
- Performances from entertainers
- Coffee mornings
- Art and Craft clubs
- Quiz Nights
- Exercise classes such as Zumba and Thai chi.
- Ice skating
- Opera and theatre visits
- Visits from local petting farms, reptile houses and PAT dogs.
- Local school visits
- Wine and cheese tastings
And that’s not all…
We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.
Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.
Take a look at this sample timetable:
Many of our homes have access to a Minibus allowing residents to enjoy regular trips to garden centres, cafés, pubs, Sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
Gardens to enjoy
Our homes tranquil and specially designed gardens are the ideal setting for residents to enjoy many outdoor activities or to simply stroll and relax within.
One of the annual highlights is our Trust wide gardening competition, ‘Trust in Bloom’ challenges the homes and their residents to feature a theme around the garden. The competition is a favourite amongst residents and this is reflected in the beautiful displays in many of our homes gardens.
We actively encourage resident’s friends and family to visit regularly and to take part in the different events and activity being enjoyed by their loved ones.