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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Brenda Wilson

Working here at Friston House is a very rewarding job. Every day is varied, from organising our regular trips out on our specially-adapted minibus, to dancing with residents to Hollywood classics. We provide all kinds of in-house entertainment, including a variety of singers and live performances, a visit from the PAT dog and lots of quizzes and Bingo sessions. Those residents who remain in bed are not excluded and, where possible, we try to make sure they have some sort of stimulating interaction to brighten their day. There is always something to do at Friston House.

Activities at Friston House

Our activity coordinators are constantly working to stimulate our residents both mentally and physically by organising group and individual activities for every one within the home to participate in. We have regular outings in our mini bus to various attractions within the area and in the summer we like to take our residents to the seaside, where they can enjoy fish and chips by the beach. Our activity programme is just one of the important aspects of the care home and we try our best to arrange the activities that our residents will enjoy.

Life at our home

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Dementia Awareness Week

For Dementia Awareness Week, we held a coffee morning for residents and loved ones. We sold cups of tea and coffee along with some cakes that our Chef, Andy, baked to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

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Enjoying the Sunshine!

With the warming weather approaching, we like to go into the garden to enjoy some outdoor activities, such as gardening.

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20 Year Service Award

Val Batten has been working here at Friston House as our Administrator for 20 years. General Manager, Linda Donovan was proud to present her with a Long Service Award.

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Richard Ralph - Musical Entertainer

Richard Ralph paid us a visit recently and played the keyboards, sang some great songs and even made balloon animals for everyone.

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Burns Night

Paul visited on Burns Night to play the pipe for us. Everyone had a wonderful and enjoyed the delicious haggis, neeps and tatties!

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Chinese New Year

A great time was had by all when we celebrated Chinese New Year last month with Chinese fans and handmade lanterns. 

Upcoming events

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Barchester's 25th Anniversary

We hope you can join us for our anniversary celebrations!

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01634 624 958

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01634 403 556

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