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.

Bridie Birrell

Lifestyle Coordinator

Hello, my name is Bridie Birrell and I am the Lifestyle Coordinator here at Friston House. I started working at Friston in February 2019. It is my job to ensure residents are getting an enriched lifestyle and ensure we are providing activities that cater to everyone's needs and interests. I make it my duty to get to know residents on a one-to-one basis so I can find activities that they will enjoy and benefit from.

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 Friston House Care Home

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Easter Baskets

We had a lovely time on Good Friday putting together our Easter Baskets and decorating the cookies our lovely chef Woody prepared for us.

Our residents loved putting their baskets together, filling them with eggs and chicks.

Then, on Sunday all our residents got their Easter Eggs!

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Easter Service with Chatham Evangelical Church

Our residents enjoyed a wonderful Easter Service from the Chatham Evangelical Church.

The residents got the opportunity to hear about the meaning of Easter and the story of Jesus.

Residents loved singalong to the hymns and especially enjoyed watching the children play their instruments.

Overall the day was a great success and residents had so much fun.

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Armchair Exercise with Hannah

What a lovely visit from the amazing Hannah, so much fun getting ourselves moving to the music!

Hannah even brought a wonderful helper Isabella who the residents absolutely loved spending time with, some of the residents didn’t want her to leave! 

Residents got the opportunity to get their arms and legs moving and have a lovely opportunity for socialisation with other residents.

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Mothering Sunday

On Mothering Sunday all our Ladies received a small bouquet of flowers to celebrate them being a mother.

For those who were mothers it was a celebration of their life before and after having their children but for those who didn’t have children it was a celebration of them and all they’d achieved as a lady.

We then had a lovely sing along with Ceiron Not King Cole who sang some beautiful songs which we loved joining in with!


Singalong with Trevor Osborne

Another wonderful singalong from the lovely Trevor Osborne!

Our residents always love seeing Trevor, he sings all the classics that get us up on our feet. Trevor enjoys doing songs the residents request.

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Armchair Exercise with Hannah

We were joined by our lovely Hannah for another wonderful Armchair Exercise Session on Nightingale Walk! We had so much fun and really got our arms and legs moving. Residents were full of smiles and laughs as they danced along to the music.