At The Shelley Care Home, we believe that activity should be at the centre of the care we provide. We recognise that our residents need something more than the traditional model of an activities co-ordinator who simply organises quizzes and entertainment, fun though these activities are. Activity is part of daily life. Many residents need to feel usefully and actively engaged in tasks, and welcome the chance to help out in the garden, determine our menus or even chat to the maintenance man about the best way to put up a shelf!
It’s our mission to enable everyone to carry on an active life with as much independence as they are able, or want, to have. We believe that no-one should have to give up a much-loved hobby or interest when they move into a care home. For residents experiencing a form of memory loss certain activities can stimulate and engage them and be very beneficial
There is a truly extensive calendar of events and entertainment and a host of visiting services for you to enjoy each and every day. Hairdressers, complimentary aromatherapists and manicurists visit weekly. Take advantage of a host of activities including craft workshops, flower arranging, art classes, exercise classes, food and wine tasting, bridge afternoons, guest speakers, lecturers, poetry readings, classical concerts, to name a few. Most days our entertainment diary features professional singers, musicians, bands, choirs, visits from llamas, goats and birds of prey, magicians, visits by local school children. The list is endless.
Our three dedicated Activities Team members are on hand for one on one shopping trips and our wheelchair accessible minibus makes regular outings to a long list local places of interest, garden centres, exhibitions, tea room and pubs
The choice is yours. Choose a book from the library or a daily newspaper to enjoy in the lounge or in the comfort of your room.
A computer and an iPad are available to allow you to surf the web or keep in touch with your family and friends via email or Skype and high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the home. We can give you simple tuition to get you started.
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