George Brooker House
East London Extra Care Society
Telephone: 020 8984 8983 | Fax: 020 8592 0119
Email: information@gbhouse.org.uk
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Activities

We care about the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. Our staff members spend time with every resident daily and encourage them to engage in gentle exercise and stimulating activities to promote good health, circulation and a sense of wellbeing. We provide a varied activity plan throughout the week for our residents’ enjoyment. The daily schedule includes both individual and group activities.

The staff and volunteers organise a number of day trips and outings throughout the year. Special in-house entertainment and events are organised regularly. We also celebrate residents’ birthdays with freshly made cakes from the kitchen, and themed menus mark other important calendar events.

Programme of Events

Our activities schedule for both Residential Care and Dementia Care residents includes:

  • Music and Movement
  • Reading and Poetry
  • Reminiscence Sessions
  • Gardening
  • Cooking/Baking Cakes
  • Art and Craft/Pottery
  • Games Afternoons (Board games, bingo and playing cards)
  • Cinema Afternoons
  • Shopping Trips
  • Visiting Performances: Pantomimes, Theatre Productions and Musical Entertainment
  • Themed Menus: Halloween, Christmas, New Year, Pancake Day and Easter

Volunteers

We welcome family, friends and volunteers involvement in our activities programme and our outings. We would love to hear from any willing volunteers who can give their time to make a positive difference to our residents’ daily lives. Whether sharing skills, lending a hand, fundraising or simply being there to chat with residents, giving your time can make a real difference. Any practical help or ideas for events are always appreciated. Please contact our activities team here.

Please note: For our residents’ safety and security, all volunteers are subject to a necessary DBS check. The East London Extra Care Society meets the associated cost of this.