Who needs to go to the pub when you can bring the pub to you?
Residents at HC-Ones Ash Grange care home in the West Midlands enjoyed an early evening get together in their communal lounge which had been transformed into a pub.
With many care homes across the country being in local lockdown or suffering from outbreaks, staff need to be extra creative in the way they run wellbeing activities, and this was no exception for Ash Grange.
Creating a setting which promotes a friendly atmosphere among fellow residents and staff members can really help to lift spirits for everyone.
Residents enjoyed having their tea at the ‘pub’ along with a variety of pub snacks, and a selection of drinks. Then they all played bingo, dominoes and sang along to the background music that was played.
Everyone was in such wonderful spirits with one member of staff commenting: “It was lovely to see our residents enjoying a pub themed activity, playing pub games and enjoying their tea at the pub.
“Our residents certainly enjoyed the pork scratchings and the alcohol drinks while enjoying a game of bingo.”
Resident, Mr Malcolm Dolman, said: “The time at our pub was definitely worth leaving my room for. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
Home Manager, Anita Horton, commented: “It was lovely seeing our residents all happy and enjoying a drink at our own pub themed event.”