Discover the Therapeutic Activities at Turner Home: Enhancing Lives with Care and Engagement
At Turner Home, we are dedicated to providing our residents with a nurturing and enriching environment that promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our commitment to offering a wide range of therapeutic activities sets us apart, ensuring that each resident enjoys a fulfilling and joyful experience.
Healthiness Group Exercise Classes: Supporting Health and Engagement
We started the new year with a bang by introducing regular group exercise classes provided by 'Healthiness,' a renowned company specializing in dementia-friendly exercises suitable for both standing and seated positions. These exercises not only encourage engagement but also contribute to improving the men's overall health. The carefully crafted workouts cater to individual needs, ensuring that everyone can participate and reap the benefits of staying physically active.
Daily Activities: Inclusivity at Its Finest
At Turner Home, we firmly believe in promoting inclusivity and offer a diverse array of daily activities that cater to various interests and abilities. Residents can enjoy friendly rounds of Bingo, group board games, dominos, and exciting pool competitions. These activities not only foster camaraderie among residents but also stimulate cognitive functions, promoting mental agility and happiness.
Animal Therapy: Bringing Joy and Serenity
Our monthly visits from 'MJ Pets & Exotics' create heart-warming encounters with small petting animals like rabbits, lizards, and guinea pigs. Animal therapy has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, and improve overall mental health and mood. The serotonin and dopamine release brought on by these interactions helps calm and relax individuals, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity and joy.
Empowerment through Independence
We encourage and support our residents in maintaining their independence. Activities like cooking, general shopping, and engaging with the local community centre, 'The Florrie' on Mill Street, are part of our endeavour to make them feel valued and connected to the wider community.
Musical Therapy: Melodies of Nostalgia
The power of music is evident in our regular singers and entertainers, who grace us on special occasions throughout the year. With a repertoire spanning from the 50s to the present day, these performances often spark cherished memories and create opportunities for heart-warming
conversations. Musical therapy enhances the lives of our residents, providing moments of joy and connection.
In June, we embarked on an immersive virtual journey through the House of Memories. This unique experience allowed our residents to interact with historical objects and explore personal memories, connecting with the past in a meaningful and dynamic way.
Cinematic Delights: Movie Screenings for All
At the Picture House on Wood Street, we treat our residents to monthly movie screenings at discounted prices. With classic films like "Superman" (45th anniversary), "Singing in the Rain," "Clockwork Orange," "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," and many more, our residents enjoy a cinematic experience in an accessible and relaxing atmosphere.
Resident Meetings: Their Voice Matters
Our residents are the heart of Turner Home, and their opinions and choices are of utmost importance. Through monthly resident meetings, we ensure that their voices are heard on matters ranging from food choices and activities to health queries. This collaborative approach helps us create a comfortable, enjoyable, and safe home environment that caters to their individual needs and preferences.
At Turner Home, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents. Through a diverse range of therapeutic activities and a genuine commitment to their well-being, we create an environment where they can thrive and flourish.