Inspiring Activities

What do our lifestyle programs involve?

At Rotherwood, we're dedicated to providing a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle for our residents through our comprehensive activities programme, available seven days a week. When moving yourself or a loved one into care, maintaining relationships with loved ones is a primary concern for many.

Here is a glimpse into what you can expect:

Diverse activities

Our activities programme offers a range of fun and engaging options to suit every interest and preference. From arts and crafts sessions to music and fitness classes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We also organise baking, indoor and outdoor sports activities, entertainment nights, and stimulating quizzes to keep our residents entertained and engaged.

Download our sample lifestyle programme to see an example of the weekly activities at a Rotherwood home.

Special events

In addition to our regular activities, we host special events like gardening clubs, breakfast clubs, and cheese and wine evenings. These events provide unique opportunities for our residents to socialise, relax, and indulge in some of life's simple pleasures.

Community engagement

We actively engage with the local community by inviting schools, scouts, local artists, and entertainers to visit our homes. These interactions bring joy and entertainment to our residents but also foster meaningful connections with the local community.


Award-winning programme

Our commitment to providing exceptional activities has been recognised on a national level. Lynhales Hall, one of our homes, was a finalist for ‘Best Activity/Lifestyle Provider’ at the National Dementia Care Awards 2023. This prestigious accolade reflects our dedication to enhancing the lives of our residents through meaningful and engaging experiences.

Family connections

Whilst our homes provide an inspiring calendar of activities and entertainment, we also recognise the importance of welcoming visits from family and friends, involving residents and families in special occasions, and sustaining those important bonds. Whether it be facilitating a celebration for a resident’s milestone birthday, uniting loved ones for family occasions, or inviting relatives to take part in activities – staff will include families wherever possible.

Feedback about our lifestyle programme:

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Resident-centred approach

Above all, our activities programme is created with our residents' preferences and interests in mind. We encourage active participation and welcome feedback to ensure that our activities cater to the unique needs and desires of each individual. Our dedicated team works closely with residents and their families to identify their likes, interests, and abilities, ensuring that activities are tailored to meet their specific needs.

A person-centred example is our caring staff, who went over and above to reunite resident Jennifer with her beloved horse. Read more here.

Adaptive activities

For residents with varying health needs or mobility challenges, we offer adaptive activities that can be modified to suit their abilities. This may include seated exercises, sensory stimulation activities, or one-on-one sessions with our staff to engage in meaningful conversations or reminiscence therapy.

Regular assessments

We conduct regular assessments of residents' physical and cognitive abilities to ensure that our activities remain appropriate and beneficial. This allows us to adjust our programme and provide additional support or modifications when required.


Flexible participation

Residents are encouraged to participate in activities at their own pace and comfort level. Whether they choose to join in every session or only occasionally, we respect their choices and ensure that they feel empowered to engage in activities that bring them joy and fulfilment.

Exploration and adventure

Our minibus outings allow our residents to explore new places and discover hidden gems in their local surroundings. Whether a scenic drive through the countryside, a trip to a nearby park or garden centre, or a visit to a historical landmark, residents can enjoy the thrill of adventure and discovery. Learn more about examples of our day trips here.

Continuous improvement

At Rotherwood, we believe in the importance of continuous improvement and ongoing learning. That's why our lifestyle team is encouraged to participate in regular training and development opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and capabilities. By staying informed about the latest research, trends, and best practices in elderly care and activity programming, our team remains at the forefront of delivering high-quality, person-centred care to our residents.


Tailored Programme

We believe that staying active and engaged is essential for maintaining a high quality of life, and our activities programme is designed to do just that. By offering a tailored and inclusive activities programme, we aim to enhance overall wellbeing and quality of life for our residents, promoting physical, mental, and emotional health in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Join us in creating memorable moments and fostering a vibrant community where residents can thrive and enjoy every day to the fullest. To discuss how we can care for you and your loved ones, get in touch by calling 0808 175 6408.