A Southampton home has set up a gentleman’s club for its male residents and took them out to a pub.
MHA Hampton Lodge have set up the club to encourage conversations and take residents out to enjoy their surroundings.
The idea came off the back of the recent increase in male residents, which has doubled in the last few weeks.
Three residents along with two carers took a short trip to The Winston Bar Hotel and Grill on Archers Road, where they enjoyed some refreshments and conversations.
The home provides high-quality nursing and residential dementia care for 44 people.
Dave Feathers, activity coordinator said:
“We were looking to do something for the gents to help them settle in.
“Initially it was Emily, my colleagues’ idea to start the club and I was very happy to lead on it.
“The Winston Bar Hotel and Grill is less than 10 minutes away from the home, so it was the ideal location.
“I made sure it was safe for the residents as they are in wheelchairs and once that was done we were ready.
“We booked an afternoon lounge, the pub was fairly quiet and away we went.
“We had a great time, everyone was smiling, the conversations were great, and I want to especially thank the staff members who volunteered on their days off to come with us.
“I received some great feedback from the residents and it’s something I am planning to do again and may even look at arranging something similar for the female residents.