Over the Easter weekend, we hosted a few arts & crafts workshops within the home where the residents took part in decorating eggs as part of the Easter celebrations.
It got the residents involved in some painting and crafting, keeping them engaged and active.
We also had some help from Tabatha’s children who came in to help the residents with their crafting. All the residents seemed to enjoy talking to the children about their lives.
Intergenerational activities encourage social connections and meaningful relationships between residents and younger individuals such as grandchildren or pupils from local schools. Intergenerational interactions can have a positive impact on the emotional well-being of both residents and younger participants.
Engaging in conversations, games, crafts, storytelling, or problem-solving tasks together can enhance memory, attention, and critical thinking skills, and contribute to cognitive health and overall well-being. We often organise activities and events where younger people are encouraged to visit the home and join in on the fun.
At Struan Lodge, we endeavour to provide a weekly activities programme that helps improve residents' physical, mental and emotional well-being. From arts & crafts, to pet therapy, live entertainment, baking and film afternoons, we offer a range of activities for different interests. No matter an individual's abilities, a member of staff is always available to provide support and assistance so that everyone can get involved.