Grafton Lodge: Entertainment and Activities

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We offer a wide variety of entertainment options.

We offer our residents many opportunities to fill their leisure time in ways that are enjoyable and stimulating.

Varied activities

With a programme of organised activities taking place within the home and also in the local area, we can fulfil the requirements of even our most active residents.

Our Manager, Lesley Boyson, arranges an ever changing schedule of enjoyable activities.

No one is ever pressured to take part in any activity, however, as we know that some residents prefer to take things quietly.

Celebrations and Parties

We never miss the opportunity to organise a celebration or an event: a Summer Barbecue; Pancake Day; a resident's birthday; Bingo sessions; Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year; Keep Fit sessions (very gentle!); and discussions about current events.

Here's our Summer Barbecue video:

Take a look at our Christmas Party video:

And here's our Halloween Party video:

Sometimes we bring in professional entertainers to organise a sing-along, and members of the Boyson family are often in the thick of it!

For example, Matthew Crane performed for our residents. Matthew has appeared on The Voice, on Britain's Got Talent, on Let Me Entertain You, at the Albert Hall, the O2 Arena, in Dubai and with Katherine Jenkins on her military tours.

'Elvis' also makes an appearance from time to time!

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our elderly residents enjoying themselves, and we do everything we can to make this happen.

Relax in the garden

During the warmer months, residents enjoy our large, secluded garden. It's a peaceful, attractive environment with benches and chairs always available.

TV, videos and music

Grafton Lodge is well equipped with several television sets plus a full complement of radios, DVD players, video players, cassette players and even a record player so that residents can watch or listen to the entertainment of their choice.

Each resident's room is equipped with a TV aerial socket so residents can bring their own TV if required.

Big Screen Projector for Videos

Our big screen video projector really brings a good film to life! Projecting on to a screen up to 6 feet by 5 feet in size, our residents always enjoy watching a film in comfort with a light snack and a drink.

The video projector can also be used during Garden Parties, BBQs, Christmas events and any other events.

Internet, Email and Skype

We have a professionally installed Wireless Broadband (WiFi) system installed, with a network of devices providing a WiFi signal to all areas of the building.

We also have a large screen laptop with a separate large-key keyboard, which is available for residents to browse the internet, play games, send emails or take part in Skype video-calling sessions with friends or relatives from the comfort of their own chair.

You'll find more details on our Skype or Email our Residents page.

Residents who own their own laptop computers can also use the WiFi network.

Newspapers and Books

We stock a range of newspapers and magazines in the communal rooms. Residents can also place orders for other newspapers and magazines at their own expense.

For avid book readers, we have a large library of books, large-print books and talking books supplied by the local library. There is plenty of choice, and the collection is changed every three months, so there's always something to look forward to.

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