Activities, hobbies and interests are what keeps life interesting. The activities that we offer our residents within our homes are a crucial part of their happiness, well-being and engagement with each other, care staff and the wider community. Balhousie is constantly striving to provide new, engaging and beneficial activities that will appeal to our residents.
Keeping you Active
Our activities team members have care at their core and the ability to connect with our residents in a one-on-one, social setting. They are great at what they do and add so much value to the quality of many of our residents lives.
The list of clubs, interests and activities we provide residents of our 25 homes with is endless and ever increasing, but include:
- Exercise classes
- Arts and crafts workshops
- Musical entertainment and classes
- Quiz nights
- Animal visits and ‘pet therapy’
- Cards, board games and chess
- Activities linking with local schools
- Book and poetry clubs
- Excursions within the local area on the care homes’ transport
At Balhousie, we are also great believers that if you look good, you feel good. That’s why many of our homes have on-site hair salons and external therapists visit to provide residents with spa treatments, pedicures and other complementary therapies such as massage.
Staying in Touch
We believe in interaction and encourage this between residents and their families. Many of our homes have dedicated ‘Internet Corners’ where residents can catch up with loved ones on Skype or check-in with the recent happenings on Facebook. Our staff are always on-hand to help with this, if required. We also have dedicated lounges where residents can enjoy time with visiting friends and family.