Activities at Ashfields Care Home

At Ashfields, we strive to make our care and services as person-centred as we possibly can, and this includes our provision of activities. We will give prospective residents a 'Getting to Know Me' booklet to fill out with their loved ones before their arrival, which includes a little life history and a tick sheet for a vast amount of activities. This enables us to offer bespoke activities and helps us to learn valuable information about residents and what might stimulate them in conversations and trips. 

Our specialist activities and lifestyle staff make sure there are always meaningful activities to take part in, such as gardening, baking and trips out to various locations nearby, including local cathedrals, cafés, garden centres and much more.

Residents are encouraged to take part and we try to get every person out at least once a month to places they might be interested in visiting, but it is always their choice, ultimately. We believe that having choice is very integral in helping residents feel that they still have control of their lives.

Activities are provided by everyone in our home, from Carers and specialised activities staff, right through to the admin team. 

We are a registered member of the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), which means that we are always working to make the quality of life of all residents as high as possible by offering person-centred activities that aim to stimulate both mentally and physically.

Enriching life
Watch our video on life enrichment in our homes.

Xen Greenwood

Activities Coordinator

My name is Xen and I am lucky enough to be the Activities Coordinator here at Ashfields.

I have experience working in care homes in Activities and leisure and lifestyle roles. In my own time I love to go antique shopping and making crafts. 

I love being part of the Ashfields team and supporting our residents to live their best lives with fun, interesting, and varied activities available every week. I always feel its important for the residents to have the opportunity to explore new interests as well as keeping up with previous interests and hobbies.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
Read our brochure

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Ashfields Care Home

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Rainbow Table

Ashfields have had the pleasure of taking delivery of a new rainbow table for the residents to use and enjoy. These tables are amazing. We have downloaded some popular games for the residents to enjoy, music apps and lots of sensory games and activities.

We have recently used it for a flower arranging tutorial for the ladies who like to flower arrange. We used out private dining area, popped on a video and used different types of flowers for the ladies to arrange for our dining tables.

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Display of Vintage Bikes

Ashfields recently had a lovely visit from the local vintage bike club who bought along 8 of their vintage bikes for the residents to look at and enjoy. Sharing lots of wonderful memories they had when they were growing up with these bikes. The sun was shining and the residents managed to enjoy them out in the garden; asking questions, taking a closer look and even taking a seat on one!


Burns Night!!

We celebrated Burns Night here at Ashfield's this evening with some traditional Scottish songs sung by the talented Trevor 'Budgie' Walton, dancing, and toasts to good health.


Fabulous Gwens 100th birthday

We wished our lovely resident Gwen a fabulous 100th birthday this week!

Starting her day with a private cuddly animal handling session and then having afternoon tea surrounded by loved ones was the perfect day she deserved.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Broadland High School and Rackheath Primary School for for all of the beautiful cards sent to wish Gwen wonderful day.

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The Barchester regional Olympics came to Ashfields!

The Barchester regional Olympics came to Ashfields! 

Residents had an afternoon of competitive games around the home and showed our activities team how it was done with some childhood favourites.

Trip to the pub!!!

We took a visit down to The Boundary Pub for their dementia friendly events and we had such a lovely time.

Upcoming events

Dementia Café

Please come and join us for our monthly Dementia Cafe.  Open door for everyone. 

Professional Networking Event

We are delighted to be launching our first networking event at Ashfields. Everyone welcome.