Activities at our home
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at Adlington Manor Care Home
Ladies Day for Aintree races
Ladies Day at Aintree – sadly residents could not go to the races so here at Adlington Manor we had our own celebrations starting with a champagne lunch and picnic prepared by the homes wonderful hospitality team before donning our best hats to enjoy an afternoon of racing as we held our own ladies day with the gentleman joining in the fun. We shall be placing our bets to take in the Grand National!
Residents welcome new development
Residents at Adlington Manor are looking forward to welcoming their new neighbours as new residents are expected to move in shortly, plots are quickly being filled, each property will enjoy wonderful aspect across the homes extensive grounds. Builders have begun to start work on the site and do look out for further developments.
Comic Relief Red Nose Day
Staff and residents at Adlington Manor enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities with the one goal to have fun to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and internationally. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become a British institution when people across the country get together to raise money at their home, school and work, accompanied by an exciting night of TV on the BBC, full of comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously.
Super Hero's for World Book Day
Bookshelves were bulging at Adlington Manor care home in Adlington where book worm residents were keen to get involved in World Book Day. Staff and residents at Adlington Manor care home decided to host a discussion about residents’ favourite books and staff to the delight of residents dressed up as ‘Super Hero’ characters. It was a fun-filled day for all! Della, the Activities Co-ordinator at the home commented: “Our residents all love to read and to discuss their favourite books so World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity for us all to spend the day with our noses in our favourite books. We also had a great debate about reading from print or electronically from a tablet, there were strong arguments from both camps!”
A touch of Magic
Adlington Manor Care Home in Adlington has recently brought a bit of magic to residents by providing a new ‘Magic Table 360 and the Happiness Programme’ as a way to improve residents’ quality of life.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Magic Table 360 uses interactive games to connect residents with staff and with each other, and research shows it improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Using interactive light projections, the Magic Table 360, which can be played independently or in a group, stimulates movement by inviting participants to take part in all sorts of different fun activities such as popping bubbles, playing the piano, colouring in pictures, sweeping leaves or interacting playfully with fish. Games are rich in colour, movement and detail, and allow people of all ages to play in a safe and comfortable environment.
The Magic Table 360 is portable so it can be used wherever residents feel most comfortable, it can be projected onto the floor, ceiling, walls, a whiteboard or even the bed. The Happiness Programme allows for a range of games that change seasonally and have country-specific versions covering 14 different categories, so there will always be something new for residents to try.
Everyone looks to the future after vaccine
Staff and residents at Adlington Manor chose to celebrate their recent vaccinations with a twist as they remembered their favourite things and look forward to the future, one resident chose a strawberry as she is looking forward to being able to spend those long summer days in the sun enjoying strawberries and cream with family and friends again in the homes beautiful courtyard.