Activities at Newlands
Activities within our home are tailored around the requests of residents. Our Activities Coordinator holds regular activity meetings to seek new thoughts and ideas. The home is committed to offering a varied range of activities for all residents, from hand and nail care to gardening for those who have green fingers. We carry out reminiscence activities, including planned entertainment days, bringing the seaside into the home or dance hall meetings.
We hold strong links with the community, especially schools and local children's sports teams, who visit the home to provide entertainment and engagement with residents. We also maintain relationships with the church to ensure that residents’ spiritual beliefs are met. Externally, we have our own minibus, and outings are planned and carried out, again tailored to residents’ preferences, whether it be shopping, visits to the local pub, tea and coffee afternoons, or a scenic day out in the lakes and lovely countryside that surrounds us. However, the fun does not stop at the residents we care for, but we also hold events to involve family and the wider community.
Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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 Newlands Care Home
A breath of fresh air
Some of our residents (Jimmy and Barry) visited nearby Wellington farm for some lunch and to see the animals. The weather was no match for them as they had lots of fun.
Enjoying afternoon tea
It was a lovely afternoon taking the gentlemen out for a nice lunch at the local restaurant. They ordered their favourites and chatted over some drinks. It was indeed a lovely " time out."
A stroll around Whitehaven Harbour
A little stop for some burgers and off to the Whitehaven harbour was what the residents needed. It was all smiles and laughter as they walked along the harbour taking some needed exercise and sight seeing.
Who doesn't love pizza!
Pizza making is always a fun activity that everybody enjoys taking part in. Who doesn't like pizza? It sure was a great morning having the gentlemen at Lakeland make their own favourite snack. When the pizza was ready they "didn't want to cut corners" they just dived right in. It turned out to be an amazing experience and great morning.
Children in Need
Our residents and staff had a fun time colouring in the Pudsey cookies. Hollie, one of our staff discovered her hidden artist talent. They later had a challenge over a game of dominoes in which Jeff was determined to win but he lost the game gracefully and congratulated his opponent.
Putting Pudsey together again was a challenge our residents took on. "Mo" loves puzzles and when she saw Pudsey needed peacing together she couldn't wait. She was excited when "all the pieces fell in place", that made her take another go to help another resident.
Volunteers - Could you make a difference?
We are looking for friendly and compassionate volunteers to help make a difference to the lives of our residents, do you have any time to spare?
Countdown to Christmas
Keeping our residents engaged, connected and socially active as we countdown to Christmas here at Newlands.