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What activities can care home residents get involved in?

Updated: May 12, 2021

This month I have commited to publishing 100 positive care home blogs.

- Please, if you have a story to tell, send me your blog so that I can include it here too.

Why 100?

I decided to join in with Captain Tom's 100 challenge

Why in a month?

Because 100 in a day wouldn't reach the same number of people, those who really need to know that many care homes offer a fantastic lifestyle for older people, including those with dementia.

- 100 in a month is possibly too many, but I wanted to make it a challenge (not just for me, but for others that I need to get involved too.)

What's a positive care home blog?

A story that I can publish here on my page, which shows the different ways that care home life can enrich the lives of those who live and work there.

It doesn't have to be all bells and whistles either - sometimes the simple things in life are the best.

I came across this great example on LinkedIn it demonstrates perfectly how care home activities are 'everyones job' and are not exclusive to the Activity Coordinator.

Richard Annan| Customer Relations Manager looking at camera. Bright Copper Kettles blog
Richard Annan| Customer Relations Manager

Richard Annan works as Customer Relations Manager at Lauder Lodge Care Home, a purpose built care home in Edinburgh, Scotland, owned by Care Uk.

Care UK claim "Our award winning care homes will change your view of care homes for good." and Richard often shares stories which attract my attention in line with this statement.

One such post was his story of how he was able to support a resident in the care home in a different way.

He wrote:

One of our residents was a bit down today as her planned visitor had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances and she just didn’t want to join in any activities.

I mentioned to her that I was very busy and could do with some help in the office if she had the time.

She said she could spare 10 minutes, however 2 hours later after some filing and hearing some great stories from her she headed back to her room with a big smile on her face.

She said she would be happy to help again as long as I don’t make the tea!!!!!

Thank you Richard Annan and Care UK for all that you do and for supporting my Captain Tom's 100 Challenge by sharing your story.

I am collecting 100 positive care home stories in my blogs and will then publish them as an e-book to help spread the good work that our care home teams achieve every day.

You can support my challenge too - email:


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