We have been doing chores within the home, folding napkins, polishing the brass and our shoes, helping to make decisions of what colour carpet to choose at the home and helping to prepare snacks and suppers.
Our bus trips leave each home three times a week for the usual trips out, enjoying tea and cake, the pub, the seaside, garden centres, our holiday home at Coombe Haven and many more destinations.
We have also taken residents out on one to one visits. Peter a resident from Whitecliff particularly enjoyed a trip to the Hastings Fishermans Museum. Peter used to be a sailor, he really enjoyed reading all about the tales of the sea and then loved tasting the seafood from the seafood shack on the beach.
Residents enjoyed a large selection of games, chess, scrabble, pairs, skittles, connect four, jenga, bingo and a simple game of building towers using playing cards or wooden blocks.
Our regular activities of baking, flower arranging, reminiscing, music therapy, intergenerational activities, pampering afternoons and quiz fun have taken also taken place.
Residents have enjoyed more 'sensory' activities. These have included, tasting different sweets (from all the decades), guessing whats in the box by using our hands only and having a tea tasting afternoon, tasting various different types of teas.
We have also introduced a Sunday service on a Sunday morning. We have a chat and sing hymn's. Once a month we are joined by 'Little Uke' who sings hymns and songs on her ukulele. This has been a huge success with residents singing along and playing musical instruments with her.
There is never time to be bored at Coast Care!