Activities at St Thomas

Our activities coordinator is dedicated to organising meaningful activities on an individual and group basis to fulfill the daily needs of our residents, as we understand how important mental and physical stimulation is for their wellbeing. Our activities are available to everyone who wants to take part and there is something different going on everyday. We often go out on day trips including visiting shopping centres, garden centres, evening meals at the local pubs, visits to local schools and also coffee mornings with other care homes. We have a wide range of entertainers that visit us at our home including musical therapists, Millers Ark Farm, pantomimes as well as our local salvation army and lots more. We encourage families to join us on trips out and also in home activities such as baking, arts and crafts, dancing and singing, we believe this is a great way for our residents to live an active and fun life here with us at St Thomas.

Life at our home

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Baking Cookies

Valerie & Charlie enjoyed making some cookies with the help of Sinead, our new Activities Coordinator.

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St Thomas’s Fete

Residents, relatives, friends, staff and the local community joined together to have a wonderful afternoon at St Thomas’s Fete, which was held on 21st July.

Donations from local businesses took pride of place on the raffle stall, and there was entertainment from Betsy, who took us back through the eras.

Residents enjoyed the BBQ with wonderful home-cooked food from our catering team, as well as cream teas and scones.

There was also hook-a-duck, sponge stocks, glitter tattoos, bric-a-brac, a cupcake stall, coloured sand creations and the very popular car wash.

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Gentle Exercise

We were joined by Richard from Gfitness, who hosted a gentle exercise session for residents. Iris said she was concentrating really hard and felt the burn!

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Tasty Treats

Resident, Jenny, and a few others enjoyed making some tasty Rice Krispy treats. Everyone loved eating them!

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National Cream Tea Day

Residents loved celebrating National Cream Tea Day. Chan, our Head Chef, had lots of compliments from residents, staff & visitors who came to celebrate with us!

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Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day has been a real treat at St Thomas; sweet-toothed staff and residents got out their aprons and mixing bowls to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Baking is a much-loved hobby for many people who live and work at St Thomas. The team used the occasion to host a celebration of all things cupcake for residents, their families and invited guests got to enjoy. Residents and relatives were invited to bake cupcakes, with a prize awarded to the ‘best in show’.

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Upcoming events

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Professionals' Breakfast Meeting

Come along and enjoy a delicious, continental or full English breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee.

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Coffee Mornings

Come along and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious home-made cakes in our beautiful chapel.

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