Meet our Activities Coordinator, Bridie Birrell

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 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 Friston House Care Home

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Gardening Club

We had great fun doing some gardening. The sun was out, so we were finally able to get outside for that well-needed Vitamin D!

We enjoyed listening to some music whilst we potted out plants and ensured they had enough soil. The residents promised to keep watering them so we can get optimal results!

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Easter Party

This month has started off on a high as we celebrated Easter. Residents designed their own bonnets, took part in arts and crafts and received an Easter egg each. We had great fun listening to music and having a laugh!

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St Patrick's Day

Our residents enjoyed celebrating St Paddy’s Day in style. We enjoyed an array of refreshments, traditional Irish music, arts and crafts and even a St Paddy’s-themed quiz! The residents all said they had a great time, many even asking when the next one is.

Young Carers Awareness Day

Residents participated in arts & crafts, making a display sign to overlook the main road in support of all young carers in our community. We had lots of fun learning about the responsibilities of young carers!


St David's Day

Residents had great fun celebrating St David's Day here at Friston House. We decided to host a party, which went really well.

Residents ate Welsh delicacies, such as Welsh cakes, which they really enjoyed. We had a St David's Day-themed quiz, alongside some Welsh music. We even got the Magic Table out for some games and did some arts and crafts to decorate the room!

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Valentine's Day Crafts

Residents at Friston had great fun in the lead up to Valentine's Day. We decided to decorate stick figures that resembled ourselves! This proved to be great fun for all the residents. We decorated them with googly eyes and gave the stick figures different outfits.