Springvale is unlike any traditional care home in that you can watch a film in the cinema room, enjoy delicious fine dining created by the in-house Chef or relax with friends in the café bar. Should you feel like a little pampering, the salon offers a range of services from a cut and blow dry to manicures and pedicures.
In terms of activities, arts and crafts are always popular, whether it’s painting, colouring in, baking or crafting – anything goes. We try and offer traditional favourites with something new thrown in from time to time to keep things fresh and exciting.
Our Activities Co-ordinator, Hilary explained more: “Having interesting things to get involved with is really important for residents. This includes a plethora of activities from light exercise, brain challenge quizzes, gardening, coffee mornings and pamper afternoons.
“Residents also love anything that involves reminiscing – from talking about holidays such as the Glasgow Fair to where you used to go dancing or discussing jobs your parents used to do. Musical memories is another popular thing to enjoy together – listening to well-known tunes and chatting about the places and people they make you think of.
“We also have a karaoke afternoon which always gets everyone singing along and laughing. It’s an absolute pleasure spending time with residents at the home. They always have great stories to tell and love trying something new.
“We recently introduced monthly cooking demonstrations which have gone down a storm. Our Chef, James, has been consulting with residents to find out what they would like to see being made and taste. We kicked things off with traditional Scottish pudding, the clootie dumpling. I’m looking forward to seeing what we make in the months to come.
“It can be a bit of challenge at times coming up with something different to do but the residents often lead the way on what they would like to do. They’re not shy in letting me now what they enjoy which is great as activities can be tailored specifically for them.”