Residents from four HC-One homes in Yorkshire enjoyed an afternoon tea by the seaside on a trip to Scarborough as part of the care company’s community integration initiative to reduce social isolation.
A coach transported staff and residents from The Oakes, Rievaulx, Acacia, and Augustus Court to the Grand Hotel, where they were treated to an assortment of tea and cakes, a game of bingo and a tram ride down to the beachfront before making a stop off at York for fish and chips.
Adam Lyle, Home Manager at Augustus Court, commented: “We encourage residents at all of our homes to get out and about and forge new friendships, which is why we’ve set up this new scheme which enables them to meet up and participate in day trips together.
“The trip to Scarborough was a great success. Residents really enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with likeminded people and visit a beautiful part of the country. We’re already looking forward to running more fun days out in the near future.”
Other activities organised in recent weeks include a penpalling service, which involves residents from different HC-One homes writing to each other before meeting face-to-face at one of the care homes.