Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at our home
Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at Thistle Hill to enjoy a Summer Fête that was held in the home’s grounds.The fête was officially opened by event organiser, nurse Terri Clarke-Burrows’, who wished all our residents and guests a happy and fun day as the sun shone.
Residents and guests enjoyed a BBQ, tombola stalls, including arts and crafts, tasty baked goods, clothes, jewellery, and there was also live entertainment from Irish dancers and singers; a fancy dress competition that was judged by our very own residents, games such as 'hook-a-duck', 'name the teddy' and many more.
Everyone had a great time!
Story Telling with Local Nursery
Residents of Thistle Hill enjoyed a visit from local pre-school children, their neighbors Red Kite Day Nursery, for a morning of story telling. The children from the nursery will be making regular visits to the home and getting to know the residents and making new friends over their shared love of books and activities.
Children from the Nursery will participate in various activities with the residents, who look forward to the next visit. “It’s great to see the residents' faces light up when the children come into the lounge” said Home Manager, Mandy Scott “they got so much out of the visit and continued to talk about it after the children have left”.
The Archery Man
We had a lovely evening with Colin the archery man at Thistle Hill on 17th July. Residents were keen to take part in his archery sessions. Colin comes to Thistle Hill once every month, and residents are always keen to see him. We have even started to make this a bit of a game, and we keep everyone's best scores on record to see if they can beat their last performance.
Here at Thistle Hill we are very focused on our activities as we recognise the importance of exercises to the residents. Balloon Tennis is a game in which seated players swat a balloon instead of a tennis ball, back and forth.
The game was originally designed by physical therapists – gentle exercise for the arms as well as a great opportunity to socialise, and we did just that as part of our Wimbledon themed activities. Balloon tennis is really popular and we had so much fun.
The Queen's Birthday Tea Party
We hosted a tea party in recognition of the Queen's birthday. Residents had a lovely afternoon, with themed royal and party music playing, and plenty of refreshments available.
Our Deighton Unit hosted a 'Big Lunch' event with the theme of 'ladies who dine'. The ladies enjoyed the finest red wine to go with their Sunday dinner, whilst being waited on personally and having a good ol' natter, complete with ambient lighting and soothing piano music.
Events & Activities in November
There are lots of fun things going on throughout November here at Thistle Hill.
Events & Activities in October
There are plenty of great activities planned throughout October here at Thistle Hill.
We enjoy minibus trips every Monday to a variety of destinations, including the coast. Feel free to come along!
We host Zumba classes everyone Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. This class is for everyone to enjoy and is hosted by resident Physiotherapist, Chris.
We are hosting themed bakery classes every Friday morning. Please feel free to join us.
Don't Dine Alone
We understand that meal time can be lonely for some older people.
Scrabble Club is one of our most popular events here at Thistle Hill. Feel free to come along!
Whether you are a beginner, or would just like to learn some new artistic skills, join Hilary Cooper for some lessons and show off your artistic talent!