At Glenside, we believe it is important for our Residents to engage in activities, from reading newspapers, conversation with staff and friends to joining in with the various activities we offer to maintaining their own hobbies and interests.
Every day our staff organise activities for the Residents. This can vary from arts and crafts, playing games to use of the Residents’ computer. We also have a Wii Games machine, giant Connect 4 and a Karaoke machine. We have a large store for all of our activities stock and equipment.
In addition, we have “external entertainers” who come in on average once a week. These are music and sing-along, Reminiscence therapy, armchair exercise from a football coach and a visiting zoo with hamsters and rabbits as well as stick insects, tarantula’s and snakes. Surprisingly, our Residents seem to enjoy the insects and snakes more!!
Weather permitting, we also have trips out such as to the local shops or day in the park. We have been to see the cricket, ten pin bowling and the theatre. Also, everyone celebates their birthday with a party.
At Christmas, we go shopping, to the pantomime and, of course, Santa comes to visit.