regular sing-alongs and other social activities Cerrig yr Afon Nursing & Residential Home
At Cerrig yr Afon, our Service Users enjoy playing board game, cards, dominos and bingo on a weekly basis. People are grouped according to their abilities to play games at various levels and bingo is immensely popular with our residents, where they can play for small treats and prizes. The male residents are particularly fond of memory games, and playing ‘Connect Four’.
We also have regular musical events such as a harpist, pianist and dancers - and group sing-alongs with tunes from various decades (which always proves to be a popular event!)
In December some residents were taken on a day trip to enjoy a Christmas meal and Christmas carols, and some residents went on a day trip to Pringles in Llanfairpwll where they were given the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping together.
We also have food-centred activities - frosting biscuits and baking brownies. This doubles as a physical activity since it requires some hand dexterity. This Easter, some of our residents helped with colouring Easter eggs in preparation for our Easter Fun Day. Many of our residents won raffle and tombola prizes which they were very pleased about and relatives and friends made sure there was a fabulous turnout.
New Year’s Eve, Halloween, Bonfire Night and the Chinese New Year are also celebrated as well as birthdays.
Some residents also like to join in with painting using glitter, sequins and feathers to create their own works of art. Their creations are displayed in various areas for everyone to admire.
Some of our female residents are keen to keep their nails looking neat and tidy and enjoy having manicures and coloured nail polish applied. Each resident has their favourite colour and they enjoy a mini pamper session at the same time.
All in all, we have a mixed variety of activities and keep those who wish to attend informed and happy so that their time in Cerrig yr Afon respite nursing and residential care home Bangor North wales, is as active as their conditions allow – so far it’s working well with good feedback and further ideas from people for future events.