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Enriching lives through exercise

Here at Sanctuary Care our teams continually work hard to enrich the lives of our residents.

Where nutrition and exercise are concerned, our catering teams pride themselves on preparing nutritious, seasonal home-cooked meals and our activities leaders in delivering tailored care home activities for our residents.

We understand that a resident’s nutritional and physical needs can change over time including those living with dementia, which is why we are always striving to continually improve our residents’ experiences during mealtimes and activities.

The benefits of care home activities

Exercise is crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing whatever our age and in our later years may also improve the quality of life for you or your loved one.

Our wonderful activities teams are leading the way by offering regular fun exercises for our residents which cater for all abilities, including chair exercises for seniors, wheelchair exercises and exercise activities for people with dementia, which have a wide range of health benefits - read more about our inspirational activities leaders and wellbeing activities for the elderly in our care homes below.

Person-centred nutrition

The key to getting food and nutrition in our care homes right is ensuring we make use of high-quality nutritious ingredients in our meals and respecting the diversity of our residents and their care needs, which can change over time – tailoring menus to engage individual residents and stimulating their senses and mealtime memories.

From our dementia dining to our Asian lifestyle care homes in London and Leicestershire, you can read more about how our care homes and amazing staff cater for our individual residents during mealtimes so that it’s always a pleasurable focal point.

Find out more about the food and dining experience in our care homes.

Val Wren with Sanctuary Care staff Karen Turner enjoying the health benefits of swimming

Swimming - gentle exercise for seniors

Passionate about swimming since childhood, when Val Wren suffered a stroke and moved into a care home, she thought she would never be able to swim again.

Read Val's story of reigniting her passion for swimming
Hansa Bagtharia prepares chapattis

Catering for cultural food preferences at Asra

Asra House Residential Care Home in Asha Margh, Leicester is well-known locally for celebrating the diversity and cultural heritage of their residents, particularly through its food!

Read about cultural catering at Asra
Elderly people doing exercise in a care home

Activities for the elderly

There is no age limit on exercise, in fact exercise is crucial to your physical and mental wellbeing and may also improve the quality of life for you or your loved one, including those living with dementia.

Read more about exercise for the elderly
Beryl Richens, fitness instructor

Beryl's blog

A fitness instructor well into her 80s, for Beryl Richens keeping physically active has always been a huge part of her life. Learn more about how to keep fit here.

Read about Beryl's passion for exercise

Baking with Dot

Care home activities take place in our homes every single day, led by our wonderful activity leaders, but one creative resident enjoys running her own cookery sessions for fellow residents.

Read more about baking with Dot
Mark Ord, Head of Hospitality for Sanctuary Care

The importance of nutrition and hydration in care homes

Head of Hospitality for Sanctuary Care, Mark Ord, highlights the importance of nutrition and hydration in care homes, and Sanctuary Care is leading the way in care home catering.

Read more about nutrition and hydration in our homes


Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Infection Control) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 June 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 29 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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