What we do
Our Day Centre is structured to provide social care and support for the elderly within the community. In a secure and friendly environment our members can relax and enjoy a variety of fun activites which are geared to stimulate the mind and body. Social stimulation and interaction with others can slow down the process of Dementia. A typical day will start with breakfast in the dining room. Members will then filter through to the main lounge area were they can socialise with their friends and participate in variety of activities and projects. A morning session of Bingo is a very popular and fun activity, equally this stimulates the brain function. We break for lunch around 12 noon and resume activities thereafter. Bingo is just one example of the many activities available. Our in house activities and other programmes are geared to all members who attend the day centre. Equally our projects and other services apply in the same way reaching to those living in the community. The following activities and projects are currently running within, or from our day centre. New ones are created and developed constantly. This enhances our existing programmes.
Day Centre opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 ~ 4pm
Below is a summary of all the activities, programmes and services we provide.
Quizs, Crosswords, Word Searches, Puzzles, Board Games, Crafts, Card Games, Darts, Dominoes, Pool and various other games, along with Keep Fit Sessions, Sing alongs and Line Dancing. Our party days and other events have entertainment provided. And finally we hold summer trips outing during the course of theand year.
We have an on site library with large print books for the visually impaired. Our Video Diary is a wonderful way to capture all our party events which are available for you to view at your leisure. Equally, this is a good way to document events as history for the centre to keep as a record of memorabilia.
Silver Surfers Club: Information Technology
Our Silver Surfers Club has sustained its popularity since being introduced five years ago. This has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for the elderly to learn basic computer skills and more. With a layed back atmosphere and no hard fast rules you can learn at your own pace with no pressure. Its a fun and enjoyable experience and a very useful social activity to encourage interaction and stimulation. Once you get the hang of just basic computer skills you may want to progress to emailing, adding photographs or even creating your very own greetings cards.
Join our new Silver Surfers at Home Club which offers the same services as our on site Surfers Club. The only difference is that you learn in the comfort your own home and environment.
Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am ~ 3.30pm
The Shop and Drop operates one days per week from our day centre with home pick ups too. With carers on board to help and assist this service is hugely popular for the elderly. For those with poor mobility this is a wonderful opportunity to visit the local supermarkets and actually touch and feel a product before they choose to make a purchase. Feeling safe and at ease in a public environment can become overwhelming. Our team are there to provide support and encouragement and will even assist with unpacking shopping on arrival home.