Runs every Sunday with prizes. A weekly opportunity for all our residents to gather together in this fun game of chance before enjoying a buffet tea together in the main lounge.
Residents gather together to make and decorate cakes, buns and biscuits. Also a lovely chance to spend the afternoon together nattering over a lovely pot of tea.
Fortnightly formal seated exercise classes are very popular at Compton View. We put everyone through their paces with an individually tailored exercise programme to keep them physically active and their minds stimulated.
Seated Yoga classes offer everyone a chance to decompress. With different relaxation techniques taught every week, including deep breathing, visualisation and sound therapy.
Daily activities include a vibrant arts and crafts programme. Our flexible programme has recently included making door decorations, seasonal cards and décor, and floral table centrepieces. Staff and residents get together and enjoy a morning of fun and laughter.
Interspersed with our Arts and Crafts programme there are fun games and quizzes to be had. Physical activities include use of bean bags and beach balls, skittles and quoits; the games are always energetic and fun. Quieter activities include quizzes like Name that Tune, Hangman, board games and Domino tournaments.
Our movie nights are always accompanied by popcorn and soft drinks. The films are chosen by the residents and the late afternoons are cosy indeed.
Formal music therapist Becky appears fortnightly to lead the residents in a reminiscent and interactive music session. More informal music therapy occurs when we get the karaoke machine out and enjoy a good sing-a-long together.
We like to create photo albums and frames reminiscing on old memories and those that have passed, who we miss dearly. This reminiscence therapy helps our residents remember the fun times and memories we all share together.
Include Alpaca’s, owls and PAT dogs. A dog show and a ‘Bring a Pet to Work Day’, our four legged friends are always welcome at Compton View.
During the warmer weather we organise daily walks and strolls around the local area, as well as more formal trips out for cream teas, fish and chips at the beach plus, for example, informative trips to the Haynes Motor Museum, theatre and local events. Trips are voted for at the weekly Resident’s Forum.
Our local Church of England Minister leads Holy Communion every third Wednesday and is always on hand for spiritual support for our residents. We also have links to other local religious leaders to support residents in their chosen faiths.
Gospel Singers “Living waters” provide a lively sing song once a month. “Awake my Soul” is a weekly interactive singing group where residents are encouraged to join in and request their favourite songs. The local ukulele club are also a very popular addition to the Compton View musical team and they always stay for tea and biscuits and a natter with our residents afterwards.
Run during the warmer months, green fingered residents’ gather together to grow their own pot plants, window boxes and lovely floral arrangements for their rooms and patios.
Our seasonal parties to celebrate National Events. We have regular parties to celebrate current events such as the Royal Wedding and Burns Night and we have a Christmas Fayre and a summer sports day also. Barbecues in the summer are an excellent opportunity for residents, staff as well as families and friends to get together for a sing song and to play old fashioned party games.
We fund raise for local causes and stay involved in current affairs. Often we take the opportunity to use our social events to raise money for our local charities, which are voted for by our residents at the weekly Resident’s Forum. The residents love to feel useful and it brings the message to our local community that here are a group of elderly people who are still very much useful and relevant and capable of making a difference.