The spacious living areas allow us to be really creative with our activities and events programme. Our residents take part in weekly Oomph! exercise sessions – for cognitive and physical wellbeing – samba drumming and graffiti therapy. As well as group activities we ensure each individual spends time doing exactly as they wish one-to-one with a team member or loved ones. We ensure there is plenty of quality time for quieter and more relaxing pastimes. Residents really enjoy gardening projects, reading daily newspapers and Reiki with a therapist. We also have developing links with local universities in relation to both music and art therapy. There is also Kitty our Therapet Border Collie, we also have fish and a canary.
We receive monthly visits from the local churches who conduct services at Camilla, as well as welcoming our more able residents to their churches. A hairdresser comes in once a week and we have good community links with two schools, carer support groups and the residents’ association, ensuring that our residents feel connected to their local environment.
As well as regular movie nights and ordering takeaways as a treat, residents enjoy getting out and about using our own mini bus to take day trips to the east coast and the Scottish Borders. We are currently organising a holiday somewhere near the beach – which will be a fantastic experience for everyone!
Our chef prepares a daily set menu from scratch using fresh and nutritious produce yet residents can request exactly what they fancy at all times including grilled breakfasts and ‘chippy teas’! Dietary preferences and allergy requirements are always considered.