Our in-house activities
At Birchwood House, the wellbeing of our residents is paramount. We invest in activities on a group and one-to-one basis and have a dedicated member of staff that focuses on activities from arts and crafts and baking, to exercise, games and events.
We run a full in-house activities programme on a daily basis and have a variety of instructors that visit regularly. Although we encourage residents to take part in our activities schedule, we respect those who do not wish to.
Some of our residents’ favourite in-house activities can be seen below.
“Although initially reluctant, Mum was encouraged from her first day to be involved in the community, both at mealtimes and for activities. This enabled her to develop relationships and maintain existing skills which was reflected in her quality of life.”
E F (Daughter of resident)
We understand the importance of encouraging residents to stay active. Henry from G-fitness runs group exercise classes with sessions that include:
- Movement to music,
- Strength and mobility work,
- balance and falls prevention,
- brain games to promote cognitive stimulation, and much more!
Henry visits us every four weeks and is great at getting everyone moving. Our residents are always thrilled to take part in his fitness classes.
Music for Health
Music for health sessions are run by Heather. Heather visits us twice a month with a large selection of instruments and props. The classes have many health benefits including the ability to improve memory function, reduce stress levels and much more. The sessions are stimulating and good fun and our residents always look forward to getting involved.
Staff have been engaging with residents using a new online activity and wellness website called Oomph! Wellness. It offers brilliant activity ideas and exercise inspiration for residents as well as live TV options and training tools. You can have a look at their website here.
Music with Keith
A popular visitor, Keith always gets everybody up and moving, including our team at Birchwood House! Dancing allows residents to get some cardio, improve their balance and, of course, heightens their mood. The residents always have a great time and really look forward to his next visit.
View Birchwood House’s quarterly events.