Our Wellbeing Hub is a thriving, vibrant environment which is well utilised by our residents.
The department is a hub for socialising within the charity and is run with enthusiasm and passion. Our Rehabilitation Assistants put together an array of daily activities, which include music therapy, films, arts and crafts (stencilling, weaving, painting) and games (dominoes, quizzes, skittles), all of which are designed to care for residents’ emotional wellbeing and encourage participation and increase social inclusion.
We have extensive gardens surrounding our facilities, which can be seen from most bedrooms, wings and social rooms. Residents can sit and chat to friends and family at the various seating areas within the gardens. There are also raised flower beds, which are used by the Occupational Therapist team for planting fruit and vegetables with residents, encouraging them to learn or re-learn various skills.
We have a number of live music concerts throughout the year, performed in our Day Room and Wellbeing Hub. Music genres vary enormously and cater for a wide range of tastes and cultures. The concerts lift residents’ spirits, increase sociability and motivate many residents to move around, sing, clap or tap to a rhythm.
The Rehabilitation Assistants also arrange hand massages, hot towels, and hand and nail care for residents. A hairdresser and chiropodist also regularly visit Care for Veterans, and residents can make appointments to see them.
“I do everything that I can, which is most things. I like the atmosphere and enjoy the activities. I get on well with everyone. Social and recreation helps to develop friendships, my confidence and I get to learn new skills.” Ted, Resident