Activities at Cherry Trees
Our activities team are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we support by organising group and individual social events for anyone and everyone to participate in. There are regular outings in the minibus to nearby places of interest, including the local theatre, as well as visits from Pat dogs, musicians and entertainers. We also host bingo, quiz and knitter natter afternoons that we encourage relatives and the local community to attend. Our Gentleman's Club is also open to non-residents every Thursday afternoon from 2:30pm, join us for a tipple of your choice, we have plenty of snacks and chats. For the ladies, our beauty salon provides; hairdressing and nail pampering, you too can enjoy a drink and some well-deserved 'me' time. Activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Cherry Trees is fun and active.
Hello, my name is Sally, and I am the Activities lead at Cherry Trees. I have worked in care for over 10 years and started here at Cherry Trees as a carer in 2018 then worked my way up to a senior carer and team leader. I am excited about having an outstanding activity program and providing enjoyable and meaningful activities for the residents
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 Cherry Trees Care Home
Pets at the Palaces
Residents across our services had a delightful time during a special virtual sensory storytelling event, led by Art Historian Jon Sleigh from the Historic Royal Palaces.
Jon took us on a journey to discover some of the more unusual and unexpected inhabitants of the palaces and the Tower of London, sharing fascinating stories about the pets at the palaces.
Whilst enjoying the virtual experience, our residents were treated to hot beverages, delicious biscuits, berries and cakes. It was a truly lovely time for all.
Boxing for Fun and Fitness
You’re never too old to take up a new sport and some of our residents have been enjoying doing some boxing training as part of our weekly seated exercise classes with Creative Mobility.
One resident, Marjorie said ‘I never thought I would be doing this but it’s so much fun. It’s really good exercise.’
Our Creative Mobility classes are different every week and offer residents fun and interesting ways to keep fit and to maintain muscle strength and flexibility which is so important as you get older. Above all, the focus is on having fun.
Alcester Street Party
Residents celebrated the coronation of King Charles III by attending the community street party in Alcester.
They enjoyed a picnic lunch prepared by the kitchen team and were able to spend all afternoon soaking up the atmosphere. They enjoyed an ice cream while watching the parade and a performance by the White Hart Morris Men.
At Cherry Trees we do everything we can to make sure our residents are able to continue to take part in community events and activities.
Across our services Residents had a wonderful time participating in an interactive virtual talk with Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster, where we delved into the rich history of coronations.
During the talk, we explored fascinating topics such as the coronation chair, the crown, and other significant aspects related to King Charles' upcoming coronation. Our residents were thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the memoirs of past coronations from 1937 and 1953, as well as learning about the coronation oath and what to expect from the ceremony, including the music, guests, and pageantry.
Making Wishes Come True
Our resident, Jean, made a wish on our wish tree for someone to come and play the piano in our lounge so we arranged for Charles Matthews of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to come and perform for us. Our residents were treated to an afternoon of beautiful, classical music. Jean said she thought it was ‘magical.’
We love making our residents’ wishes come true at Cherry Trees and we invite all our residents and their families to make use of our wish tree so that we can make more magical moments in the future.
Easter Sunday Church Visit
On Easter Sunday, residents were able to attend the church service at the local church, St. Nicholas’s in Alcester and receive Holy Communion. It was a lovely service and it means so much to our residents to be able to attend.
Blue Light Breakfast
If you are a member of the emergency services pop in for a hot drink and bite to eat - it's our way of saying thank you!
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy a delicious fish and chip lunch and make new friends! We know meal times can be lonely for some of our older members of the community so come along and join us.
We know the importance of supporting our local community and holding monthly groups, specifically those with dementia or caring for a loved one.
Become a Volunteer at Cherry Trees
Your time could make a real difference! If you would like to become a volunteer or would like to know more please call 01789 764 022.