Every week, Bupa’s Arran View care home, in Saltcoats, hosts a social tea room to encourage residents to meet and mingle together over a cup of tea or coffee.
Now, the tea room has been so successful that Arran View is welcoming other care home residents in the local area to visit and join in on the last Tuesday of every month.
Those who attend are encouraged to socialise with each other while taking part in a variety of activities, including karaoke, bingo and dominoes.
Corinne Reid, Home Manager of Bupa’s Arran View care home, helped set up the weekly tea room and spoke of the benefits that this kind of activity has for the residents.
Corinne said “We are delighted with the response that the tearoom has had so far as it has been very popular, not just with our residents, but with residents from other care homes throughout the local neighbourhood.
“It is a great initiative and an excellent example of the way that our care services work to keep older people included in social activities for as long as possible, reducing isolation and encouraging them to live their lives to the full.
“At Bupa, we strive to create innovative and inspiring activities to provide the best quality of life for our residents and we believe that this is a perfect way for them to get to know others in the local community, share memories and make new friends.”
The tea room takes place at Bupa’s Arran View care home, on Burns Avenue in Saltcoats, Ayrshire and is open to residents from care homes in the local area on the last Tuesday of every month.