Activities at Denmead Grange 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 won’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our activities team is 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.

Lisa Harris

Activities Coordinator

Being Head of life Enrichment isn’t just a job, it’s a passion.

My time with the residents has and will always be an honour and pleasure.

Finding out their interests and hobbies, so I can tailor the weekly planner is such a great thing to do, as this means lots of chats over a good cuppa! But it also means that I can get to know them personally and get to understand a part of their past, so I can continue to help them experience their interests in this next phase of their lives.

A truly rewarding role, where I can be part of and contribute to something meaningful. All I hope for, is to make this journey for both the residents and their families, as restful, easy and enjoyable as possible. Then I know I’ve done my part.

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 Denmead Grange Care Home

D-Day Party

We all enjoyed a wonderful Afternoon Tea Party to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The residents, staff, relatives and friends all enjoyed dressing up and listening to the fabulous 1940s themed singing from Nathalie Gunn - Performer.

Our life enrichment team decorated the home and the Chef and his team provided a delicious afternoon tea. 

This was a wonderful way to mark such an important day!


D-Day was a memorial day but especially meaningful to many of our wonderful residents, one in particular Bea, who is 100 years young this year.

Bea proudly served in the WAF and was invited as a special guest to lay a wreath alongside Councillor Paula Langford Smith during the local service.

Bea wore her original uniform with her well- deserved medals with honour.

Bea was greeted by many who could not believe some of the stories she shared, this was a truly humbling experience to be part of.

Bea said herself it was an absolute honour to represent the WAF but also pay respect to all of the service men and women. Bea said that days like today are to celebrate but carries sadness for the friends she lost along the way and this we must remember.

A beautiful day for a family picnic

For a change the sun was shining, so we made the most of it and had a family picnic! What a wonderful afternoon it was. We enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by our kitchen team, listened to some great songs from years gone by and watched children play on the lawn. It was fabulous to see so many families come together. The feedback we received was overwhelming. We are looking forward to the next one!

Gin Tasting with a view

Today we enjoyed trying a selection of Gin cocktails and homemade canapés prepared by our wonderful Head Chef Craig! We listened to our favourite songs whilst enjoying the refreshments.

The residents spent time talking about their favourite drinks and memories of garden parties and dancing.

We were able to enjoy the sunshine and the views of our beautiful gardens

We are very much looking forward to the warm weather and more fun outdoors.

Time for a Cuppa

We are proud to have supported Time for a Cuppa - Dementia UK

Our wonderful staff made and donated cakes (most also donated and ate!)

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported us and helped raise vital funds for such a worthwhile cause. The money raised supported an Admiral Dementia Nurse.

Gents Day Out

What a wonderful adventure we had today!

We were welcomed Southampton Solent Sky Museum like old friends.

Our gents gazed in wonder at the size of the planes and information available. It also prompted lots of reminiscing. Bill proudly explained the ranks of the RAFs to us!

They have already requested another visit!