Life’s too short to waste a moment
At Lilliput House, we lead active, fun-filled lives. There’s something to do every day of the week. There are opportunities to laugh, sing, and dance together, to use our hands, to cook, to play instruments, to discuss our favourite books, and to keep ourselves independent.
Tell us what you like to do
The starting point for any new activity is what you tell us you want to do. We ask new residents about their interests and hobbies, and just in case we missed something, we would love to hear any suggestions – your family as well as you.
We’re so busy because we have a full-time (five days a week) activities co-ordinator. She sets up the week-long programme, then works with residents as a group or one-to-one to make sure no one gets bored. Other staff continue her work during the weekends.
Here’s what we’re doing already
We’re constantly developing our activities programme. This list gives you a taste of the sort of thing we do.
- Arts and crafts: drawing, painting, card-making, felt, knitting, collage, etc – plenty of opportunity to get creative and messy
- Exercise: chair exercises, different styles of dancing or walking round the garden
- Games: from carpet bowls to Dominos; from card games to quizzes; from traditional games to board games
- Trips / recreational outings: adventures from trips down memory lane to entirely new experiences
- Cooking: everyone loves baking – it’s a special treat in which we all get to share the finished biscuits and cakes
- Guest speakers / talks: there are plenty of people who come in to talk about their lives or to teach us new skills
- Pet therapy: nothing beats some quiet time with animals
- General household skills: this is all about keeping you independent – the more you do for yourself, the more in control you feel of your life
- Live entertainers: everyone from bell-ringers to singers and keyboard players
- Local schools visits: pupils come to sing or perform for us, including short plays
- Personal care: hairdressing, makeup, manicure, pedicure etc
Gardening: the garden is a wonderful resource with raised beds for those who like to get their hands dirty