At Bilton Hall we have a full time Welfare & Activities Officer, Jill, who organises events and activities for our residents to enjoy.
Therapeutic activities are available for all service users including those living with dementia: these include the normal recreational events such as bingo, dominoes, sing-a-long, card or board games, reminiscence, sherry morning, pamper days, and cheese & wine tastings.
Other activities are undertaken to maintain and develop physical skills which include dancing, exercises to music and catching the beach ball. We also sponsor ” William D” a donkey who visits our Residents regularly. Gardening or shopping may be utilised or even a walk to the dining room can be used as an activity.
It is important to maintain cognitive skills and residents’ awareness by involving them in activities that will stimulate them, even simple tasks such as folding serviettes, washing or drying dishes. Basic social skills can be developed in all the activities.
Activities to stimulate enjoyment and relaxation are provided in the form of music, television, reminiscence tapes or books for residents who like to read.
Staff are encouraged to work with the residents to build a picture of the resident’s life history, this encourages interaction and understanding between residents and staff.
All activities are supervised.