Activities are an important part of every day in Coloma Court. We have two activities co-ordinators who plan every week. Activities are designed to stimulate and engage all the different residents in the home. These are vital for both physical and mental health and well-being, which is why we encourage everyone to join in. From light exercises to a range of arts and crafts, our team discuss the schedule with residents and tailor it to suit them.
There are bingo sessions, scrabble, quizzes, crafts, exercises, and many other individual games and film sessions. There are also music tapes and CDs available. Also residents can enjoy walks in the grounds and visits to local parks and garden centres. There is an attractive rose garden and woodland area to the rear of the building and summerhouse in the rose garden.
A wide variety of entertainment is provided by musicians and performers, who come to the home on average eight times a month. Examples include:
Singers and musicians (pianists, violinist, accordionist); karaoke; magician; a ‘Musicals of Broadway’ show. Relatives and friends are always welcome to visit and participate in the life of the home.
How do we choose our activities?
When our residents join the home, we take time to get to know their interests, both past and present. This then helps us to structure the activities within the home. We try to make our range of activities accessible to as many people as possible. And we try to keep them as varied and stimulating as we possibly can.
Taking part – do I have to?
We will always encourage residents to try new things. However, we never make anyone take part. We fully understand that sometimes people don’t want to join in. We also try to offer a range of individual activities – from reading together to jigsaws, or simply a cup of tea and a chat.
Getting out and about
Coloma Court care home has a mini bus that is adapted to accommodate wheelchairs. This allows us to take residents to hospital appointments or on outings to local places of interest. All trips out of the home will be accompanied by trained care staff.