We have a resident meeting every month during which we discuss the activities and events schedule. We are given the opportunity to put forward ideas and we help to plan for upcoming events.
This month we discussed hosting a good old fashioned gentleman’s club, an afternoon in the bar where us men could enjoy each other’s company and join in some games and sink a pint or two.
The lifestyle team have schemed and planned and have organised an afternoon of card games, carpet golf, dominoes, bar snacks and beer to be held in our Sky Bar.
Of course, whilst the name may suggest otherwise, everyone is welcome to come along and join in, it is not only open to the men.
Another activity that we have requested more of is carpet bowls. This is such a simple game, but we love it, everyone can join in, and we have so much fun playing. Some of us are quite competitive and determined to get our hands on the trophy, others just enjoy the social aspect and the endless cups of tea served throughout. Last week Jean was delighted to be awarded the trophy, this week it was John’s turn to hold the cup aloft.
The lifestyle team here really do cater to all our needs; keeping busy and socially active makes an enormous difference to our lives and is something that was lacking for many of us before coming to live here. I was often bored at home, but I don’t have time to get bored here. I have no doubt that we will continue to make suggestions to the team, and they will continue to come up trumps, they have not let us down so far.