From making breakfast, to taking computer classes, doing the housework and going dancing in the evening – the activities we participate in make us who we are.
Growing older doesn’t diminish our need to remain active but it can affect our abilities to participate. Arthritis and reduced mobility can slow us down just as poor eyesight or a hearing impairment can make things more difficult for us. But these things don’t have to stop us from enjoying the activities we’ve always enjoyed or even prevent us from starting up new ones.
The Activities Team at A2Dominion organise and run a variety of activities for tenants with differing abilities. By focussing on their strengths and interests, activities can be adapted to enable as many people as possible to participate.
The Activities team work at A2Dominions Extra Care schemes in West Berkshire, Reading and Surrey.
- Activities include...
- Quiz afternoons
- Art and craft
- Pottery painting
- Play reading/drama
- Reminiscence groups
- Wii or Xbox games
- Musical Bingo
- Themed events
- Flower arranging
- Creative writing
- Chair based exercises
- Current affairs
- Armchair travel
In addition to group activities we also provide one to one support to those tenants who are unable or do not wish to join in the group events.
To be active is to be involved in life and numerous studies show that being both physically and mentally active has numerous benefits for the elderly.
Activities enhance quality of life and encourage expression of feelings – like husband and wife, Alfred and Barbara, enjoying a well-earned cuppa after a vocal workout in one of our three regular Singing for the Brain Groups. These groups, primarily for people with dementia, have become extremely popular with our residents and the wider community.