Our fantastic activities co-ordinator works very closely with the residents at the home to provide a stimulating and fulfilling environment. There are always various activities going on at the home, ensuring a stimulating and happy environment for our residents. We love to hear new ideas and join in with events within the local community.
At love to engage in music therapy alongside sing a long, dancing involving both staff and residents. There is nothing like a good old sing song to raise people’s spirits and is always a great favourite enjoyed by all.
We often have local entertainers coming in to showcase their talents and encourage our residents to get involved. We love to have school children come in to see us and showing us their latest projects, reading, or giving us a practice run of their school plays. The mixing of generations is something magical which has such a positive impact on all involved.
We are very lucky to have our garden which is private and secure. We have raised plant beds meaning residents are able to participate in gardening and spending time outdoors in a calm and peaceful environment.
People who have Dementia often travel back to earlier periods of their life. Reminiscence is a really effective therapy helping us to remember our childhood days in turn often bringing lots of smiles. We also enjoy reading old newspaper articles, watching a movie, soaps, listening to songs or having sensory items provoking memory recall for your loved ones.
“I could not recommend Orchard Manor highly enough, the nursing staff on Willow are superb, as are the very attentive care staff and supervision. The activities team keep residents busy with various activities which change on a weekly basis, posted on the wall to the entrance to Willow unit. It’s coming up to 18 months now that my wife has been at Orchard Manor, and from the very first time I visited to view I knew it was “the place” I wanted my wife to live. It really is a fantastic care home, with excellent staff across the board, from management to the maintenance team to the gardeners”