Each morning at the Centre our members join in with activities and games. These vary from playing cards to board games such as 'Rummikubs' and 'Scrabble' whilst enjoying a hot drink and biscuits. We also hold morning sessions of Mind Song, Music and Movement, craft and discussion groups. At noon a two course lunch is served. The members then relax with magazines, puzzles, books, puzzle books or members can bring in something from home such as their knitting or crochet. This is then followed by simple chair exercises to help keep everyone active and moving. Each afternoon at the Centre varies and we aim to offer a variety of activities for our members to participate in, including sing-a-longs, reminiscence, team games and outings.
The activities taking place this month are listed below for you to browse through.
Monday 2nd: Scrabble with Phyllis. Card games. A game of skittles for the whole group in the afternoon.
Wednesday 4th: Craft with Renee. A group game of beetle. An afternoon of darts. Our hairdresser Jackie will be here from 1pm.
Thursday 5th: Aromatherapy with Claire. Card games. A music and movement session to get the day started. An afternoon of scattergories. Our hairdresser Jackie will be here from 1pm.
Monday 9th: Scrabble with Phyllis. Aromatherapy with Claire. A morning of word games and a drive out to Bourton for some of the group. An afternoon of music with Jerome. Reading group.
Wednesday 11th: The Day Centre Oktoberfest! Traditionally starting in September, we will be celebrating the festival with Bavarian music, quizzes, games and craft. Bring your lederhosen!
Thursday 12th: A visit from Emily at Specsavers. A game of skittles for everyone in the afternoon.
Monday 16th: Scrabble with Phyllis. Aromatherapy with Claire. Mindsong. A game of carpert curling in the afternoon, and colouring club.
Wednesday 18th: Craft with Renee. A game of higher and lower and a quiz to start the day. A game of bowls in the afternoon. Our hairdresser Jackie will be here from 1pm.
Thursday 19th: A group game of hangman using the whiteboard. A drive out to Bourton for some of the group. The popular return of Bev's tea dance - bring your dancing shoes! Our hairdresser Jackie is here from 1pm.
Monday 23rd: Scrabble with Phyllis. A giant game of snakes and ladders. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the Methodist Church for our annual Harvest Festival special service, hosted by our Chairman Geoff Onions.
Wednesday 25th: Reading group. Pen Pal project. A trip out for some of the group to Bourton. A game of bingo in the afternoon - prizes to be won!
Thursday 26th: Card games. Mindsong with Jackie Hill. Aromatherapy with Claire. A special sporting memories session to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.
Monday 30th: Scrabble with Phyllis. Musical quiz. Helen's knit and natter session in the afternoon. Hoopla.
CENTRE GETS TOP MARKS IN SURVEY
Results from our 2019 satisfaction survey show that 100% of our members and their families would recommend us to others.
More than 40 of our members and their families completed the survey which covered areas such as activities, staff, service, transport and food.
We were rated as 'very good' in all categories by nearly all of our members who say we are friendly and approachable, that we communicate well, meet their needs and that they thoroughly enjoy their time here. Those members who use our free transport also rated the service, staff and volunteers highly.
NEW DANCE WITH PARKINSON'S CLASSES
Our talented Dance with Parkinson's Dance Lead Sarah Hartley, is now running four Dance with Parkinson's classes - Please look at our timetable or call the Centre to find out more.