• Rita Graham

Meaningful Activities in Care Homes - West Eaton Nursing Home

At West Eaton we recognise that the transition from home to a care home is a big challenge for both our clients and their families as established roles, routines and habits are lost.The Activity Co-ordinator routinely adapts the programme in response to the wishes and

needs of individuals.

What is a meaningful activity?

  • Provide joy to the people living within a home environment

  • Provide the residents with a sense of well-being

  • Provide residents with a choice and variety of activities to engage in

  • Enable residents to join in and belong to something worthwhile

  • Provide a sense of belonging

  • Engage all residents living with Dementia no matter what stage individuals are experiencing

  • Encourage togetherness

  • Encourage intergenerational contact

  • Provide stimulation through body language, conversation and actions

  • Provide a sense of community

At West Eaton we achieve the above through activities that are educational, encourage reminisce, socialising and moving. Our residents enjoy the following activities:

  • Reading aloud

  • Holding hands

  • Talking

  • Baking

  • Holy Communion

  • Cheese and Cider and listening to records afternoon

  • Real life experiences – outings / shopping and visiting places like The Courtyard.

  • Music experiences that include singers and Beat It.

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Music

  • Dancing

Giving people a variety of activities enables them to make a choice as to whether or not

they want to get involved, listening to residents also give them the power to make those

choices therefore fulfilling their well-being. Everyone likes to be listened to.

Rita Graham

Activity Co-ordinator

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Faye O'Connor Dance

75 Wheatsheaf Road


West Midlands

B69 1SN



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