Activities

The happiness and wellbeing of our residents is vitally important to us. We promote keeping the mind and body active to maintain health and a degree of independence.

Studies show that staying physically and mentally active can help to slow aspects of the ageing process. At Blenham House we certainly find that quality and enjoyment of life increases for our residents if they take part in our activity programme. Even a little gentle, regular physical exercise can improve muscle strength leading to that all-important sense of wellbeing.

We are very proud of the work that our activity staff do and at all of our homes, we deliver twice the recommended hours of activities advised by the Care Inspectorate. 

Activity co-ordinators

​We have a number of activity co-ordinators and the planned weekly programme means that there’s something for everyone ─ from singing and trips to the beach to flower arranging and purely social visits to the local pub*.  Residents are gently encouraged to join in, whether they’re pursuing a lifelong passion or discovering new interests. Have a look at a sample of our weekly activities*.

*Please note, activities vary from home to home and time of year.

Below is a sample activity schedule for Blenham House.

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Our own transport

Having two of our own Randoloph Hill Group minibus's means that residents' activities extend beyond events and classes within Blenham House, to those taking place locally within the community. We organise outings which may include a sightseeing tour, a coastal picnic or perhaps visiting a garden centre with a stop for coffee. Other community-based activities run on a regular basis including going to church services, coffee mornings, tea dances and shopping trips.

 

Lots to choose from

Events and activities are hugely enjoyed at Blenham House and our dedicated team, full calendar and the availability of our own minibus ensures that the level of participation is high.

We pride ourselves on our programme of activities at Blenham House, with a single week seeing as many as 120 hours of scheduled activities. Download a sample table of our weekly activities at Blenham House*.

Within Blenham House residents can watch films in one of our big lounges – there are regular screenings ─ and there are various gardening projects in the grounds. All our activities are inspired by our residents and we’re always open to suggestions for new ways to keep the mind alert and body in shape.

More about life at Blenham House

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What our residents and their families say

  • I have to thank all at Blenham House for the love, care and attention given to mum. Fun and laughter were always the order of the day.

    The activities give everyone a chance to participate – from a sing song, to having their hair done and cooking sessions.

    Mandy Rogers, the manager of the Blenham House family, and all her staff have been wonderfully supportive: coming to terms with the varying degrees of dementia, how it affects all the family, not just the person suffering with it.

    Alison, one of mum’s carers, used to have great conversations with mum, as did all the staff. I cannot thank all of them enough for their care and love.

    Claire, daughter

  • My sister and I would like to express our deep gratitude to you all for the love and care you showed to our cousin.

    Over the many years she was in care, you were indeed her family and we thank you for all the kindness and attention. Thanks, too, to the many members of staff who attended her funeral and the most beautiful floral tribute.

    June, niece

  • I wanted to thank you and your extended team for the wonderful care my Great Aunt Di received. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of her taking up residence. I have been delighted with the care she has received over this time as there have been many dark days.

    You very kindly supplied extra carers in recent months, which supported her physically and emotionally to allow her to recover and hit yet another milestone. She was frail five years ago and I am thrilled that with the support of the staff she has enjoyed this warm and nurturing environment for these, her later years.

    Katrina, great niece

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