The happiness and wellbeing of our residents is vitally important to us. We promote keeping the mind and body active to maintain health and a degree of independence.
Studies show that staying physically and mentally active can help to slow aspects of the ageing process. At Blenham House we certainly find that quality and enjoyment of life increases for our residents if they take part in our activity programme. Even a little gentle, regular physical exercise can improve muscle strength leading to that all-important sense of wellbeing.
We have four activity co-ordinators and the planned weekly programme means that there’s something for everyone ─ from singing and trips to the beach to flower arranging and purely social visits to the local pub.
Residents are gently encouraged to join in, whether they’re pursuing a lifelong passion or discovering new interests.
Download a sample table of our weekly activities.
Having our own minibus means that residents' activities extend beyond events and classes within Blenham House, to those taking place locally within the community. We organise outings which may include a sightseeing tour, a coastal picnic or perhaps visiting a garden centre with a stop for coffee. Other community-based activities run on a regular basis including going to church services, coffee mornings, tea dances and shopping trips.
Events and activities are hugely enjoyed at Blenham House and our dedicated team, full calendar and the availability of our own minibus ensures that the level of participation is high.
We pride ourselves on our programme of activities at Blenham House, with a single week seeing as many as 120 hours of scheduled activities. Download a sample table of our weekly activities at Blenham House.
Within Blenham House residents can watch films on the big screen in the sun room – there are regular screenings ─ and there are various gardening projects in the grounds. All our activities are inspired by our residents and we’re always open to suggestions for new ways to keep the mind alert and body in shape.