While we employ our own activities staff who accommodate the particular interests of residents, we additionally bring in outside entertainers and groups to add to the range of things to enjoy.
We have had vintage cars, birds of prey, concerts, parties, choirs – even a detachment of the Royal Marines’ band.
Outings to enjoy
Our minibuses take residents out on trips to a variety of places near and far. Seaside towns, the safari park, nature reserves and the fisheries museum are typical of the many places visited. We also go to particular events: the Royal Highland is a firm favourite as is the Garden Festival in Edinburgh. Theatre outings and the pantomime are also in the programme of things to do and see.
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Some residents even choose to go further afield on weekend holidays which in recent years have covered areas as diverse as the Lancashire coast and the Lake District, the Highlands of Scotland and the West Coast mountains and islands.
Individual quality time
Some activities are carried out between staff and residents on a one to one basis, either in the house or to a particular place or event, or to choose presents for residents’ family members. Staff and transport are also provided as required to assist residents in travelling to visit families or attending family events.
Happy Christmas and Birthday!
Christmas is a particularly busy time in Abbeyfield and seems to last the whole of December with a friends and family day for an extra special Sunday, a lunch involving all staff and residents before we reach Christmas Day itself. Santa Claus and his reindeers are very frequent visitors here!
Residents’ birthdays too are always the focus of extra visits and merriment.