Activities at Cookridge Court Care Home

We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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

Laura Marshall

Head Activities Coordinator (on Maternity leave)

My name is Laura and I am the Head Activities Coordinator here at Cookridge Court. I have worked in care since 2014 and get so much satisfaction out of knowing I have made a difference to people’s days and have filled the home with a sense of community and happiness. We have created a wonderful culture within our home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active and ensure we all know each residents' preferences so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. The strong relationships we build with our residents, their families and friends is essential to our homely feel.

Life-encriching activities booklet

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

Bluebirds Visit and Song

Our residents were taken back in time to reminisce over the old classics and celebrate victory in Europe and the end of World War II. 

We enjoyed an incredible visit by the Bluebirds as they wowed the audience with a rendition of wartime classics and sing a long favourites! 

It was certainly an afternoon to remember. 

Creative Arts

We were delighted to welcome back Tracey from Creative Minds Arts and Crafts, as she hosted another magnificent and popular arts class, which saw our residents paint a series of stunning urban and coastal landscapes.

This was a wonderful way for our residents to express their creativity whilst enjoying each others company in a social enviroment.

Summer Panto Fun

We were delighted to welcome Ava and Julia from North East Productions for an afternoon of fun with the 'Summer Panto' 

Our visiting ladies had our residents and guests roaring with laughter, tapping their toes and clapping to the catchy tunes performed. 

Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming Ava and Julia back in the future.

Wonders of the ocean

Residents across our services enjoyed a fantastic virtual tour of The Deep, an award-winning aquarium in Hull.

Our residents dived into the underwater world of some fascinating creatures such as sharks, turtles and stingrays.

It was a truly immersive and educational experience that brought the wonders of the ocean right to our screens.

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Celebrating Cadbury's

Residents across our services had a wonderful time joining Cadbury for an interactive virtual talk on their fascinating 200-year history.

Residents joining learnt interesting facts about the chocolate giant, shared memories, and reminisced about their favourite sweet treats.

It was a heartwarming experience filled with laughter, nostalgia, and plenty of chocolatey goodness!

Come sing!

Residents across our homes and hospitals had a fantastic time with vocal coach Dan Cooper from Biiah as he led an amazing sing-a-long session for residents to enjoy.

Residents who joined the event were able to learn different techniques as they sang the famous ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ by Jimmy Cliff and ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles.

Across our homes there were smiles and laugher all around. The session was such a success and was great for the mind, body and soul.

Upcoming events

June

June paves the way for Summer and we have lots of exciting things planned - all welcome.

Texas Rodeo BBQ

Join us on Saturday 6th July for our Texas Rodeo themed BBQ. Featuring musical entertainment and fun for all the family.

Coffee with a Coppa

Join us on Tuesday 23rd July for Coffee with a Coppa as we welcome PCSO Joseph Reuben into our home.

Cheese and Wine

Join us on Tuesday 23rd July for an afternoon of decadence within our homes bar area.

Financial Planning in Later Life

Join us for a free legal seminar hosted by local solicitors Newstead and Walker.

Fizz Friday

Join us on Friday 16th August for a special edition of our weekly 'Fizz Friday' as we welcome the community to join us for sparkling refreshments, snacks and live music.

Senior Citizens Cinema

Launching July 18th. Join us on the third Thursday of the month for our free Senior Citizens Cinema.

Respite - Are you looking for a little care break?

Whether you are considering a short term break or a longer stay, Cookridge Court has just want you need.

Volunteers - Could you make a difference?

We recognise the impact a Volunteer can make on the lives of our residents, do you have any spare time? For more information we'd love to hear from you.

Calling all Emergency Services

Calling all emergency services personnel - police, ambulance and fire services, district nurses - come and take a break on us, there maybe a cake or two available....

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

For more information why not pop in and see what Cookridge Court can offer you.

Coffee Morning - Last Thursday of the month

We extend a warm invitation for you to join us at our monthly coffee morning, come along and make new friends - all welcome from 10.00 am.

Dementia Cafe - First Monday of the month

Come along and make new friends over a refreshing drink and slice of home made cake from 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm.