The activities team plays a vital role at Chelston Park, working alongside care staff to keep people interested, stimulated and participating.
We place great importance on keeping residents enthusiastic and enjoying life.
There are a variety of activities to suit everyone during the day. Activities can be in small groups, with individuals, or more communal.
Residents may well dip into and out of activities as and when they want to and staff encourage and support them to pursue hobbies and interests. Activities take into account residents’ interests, skills, experience, personality and medical condition.
Our activities are varied and a full list would not be suitable here, but to give you some flavour of what’s on offer:
Gardening on raised flower beds
Arts and crafts
Making cakes and biscuits
P.A.T. dog visits
Storytelling and reminiscence
As well as activities we also organise social events for relatives and friends. As well as the normal seasonal celebrations, we have an annual dog show, BBQs, garden parties and we organise meals for special occasions such as birthdays and national events.
All outings are geared towards residents’ needs and capabilities. These may include a drive in the countryside, a visit to a garden centre, a play or a pantomime or a visit to the local town.
Relatives and friends are welcome to visit as regularly as possible and they can come at all times.
We have a support group for friends and relatives. ‘Friends of Chelson Park’ meet for coffee mornings, cheese and wine evenings, special celebrations, parties, summer events and there are meetings where they share experiences and meet staff.