Activities at our Day Club
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at The Ashlar Club Day Care Centre
Quiz Night at Ashlar
Staff, residents and families all grouped up with each other last Friday for a quiz night fundraiser at Ashlar! We had a fantastic time with our minds working extremely hard, lovely singing by Molly Pellici and an amazing fish and chip supper. Almost £200 was raised for the Residents' Fund.
Better Than the Pros
Music is an important part of the day centre. We enjoy professional entertainment twice a month, and the rest of the time we have to rely on our own voices and talent – luckily, we believe we sound better than the pros!
Fun & Games
As well as group activities and life skills, we also enjoy playing games here at the day centre. The snooker table seems to be in constant demand, and the football table seen here has been very popular as well.
Making a Mess in the Kitchen
Cookery forms a large part of our day here at the day centre. We strongly believe that life skills should be routinely practiced at the home, enabling residents to retain their independence. Often we make cakes and desserts – who doesn’t want cake every day? But we also try to make savoury foods which will be eaten as part of our meals here.
Ashlar decided to have a summer fete with a difference this year, and turned it into a party through the ages! Each area of the building was decorated in certain decade's style, from the 1920s to the 1980s! We were visited by Eleanor Laing MP, who enjoyed seeing the various costumes. The day, as well as being lots of fun, helped us to raise nearly £500 for the residents' fund in the home.
Fun in the Sun
Staff and guests at the day centre have been enjoying the late summer sunshine. Some people were actually gardening, but most decided that the best way to spend their day was sitting down with ice lollies!