Activities

Living Well at Culliford House

Meaningful Occupation

Culliford House recognises the huge benefit that meaningful occupation brings to the residents in our care. We encourage our residents to continue to participate in their own individual hobbies, interests, religious interests or pursue new ones.

We recognise that group activities promote friendships, promote general well-being and improves quality of life.
Physical activities are essential for maintaining everyday skills, which most people take for granted, such as eye hand co-ordination, making them feel important mobility, which is essential in promoting independence.

Therapeutic and meaningful activities on a 1:1 basis is excellent for lifting resident’s self-esteem and are provided for those unable to attend or do not wish to take part in the main activity.
Our Living well co-ordinators plan a varied weekly programme of meaningful activities which includes trips out, exercise, discussion groups and virtual contact with school children, arts, choir and quizzes. We organise special events such as a wine and wisdom evenings, celebrate national events, fundraising and make birthday celebrations memorable. We soon hope to welcome back events and entertainers to the home on a regular basis.

We hope you will take full advantage of these fun experiences, all you have to do is let your carer know what interests you, and you family is welcome to join in too.

Supporting residents to Live Well

We are continuing to do everything we can to keep life as normal as possible for our residents during the pandemic. Being isolated and unable to see loved ones for weeks on end can have a detrimental effect on both physical and mental health, so it has been more important than ever to support our residents through this difficult time. We have been finding creative ways to provide entertainment and a sense of connection with others such as a pen-pal scheme, activity packs, games, virtual quizzes and exercise classes. Our dedicated staff team is on-hand to support residents to stay in touch with their loved ones through regular letters, phone-calls, video chats and supporting visits. They are also spending 1:1 time with residents to lower the risk of social isolation.

We will continue to adapt to the changing situation by trying to source additional items for our residents where needed and keeping our residents’ physical and mental health at the forefront of all we do.

Culliford House - Residential Home Dorchester – Living Well team
The Living Well Team