Here at Askham Village Community we work towards offering our residents as many activities as possible so they feel engaged and happy. Our residents can choose from a variety of activities in which they can participate. From crafts, puzzles and drawing to cooking clubs, knitting clubs and music clubs, our residents have the chance to pursue their hobbies or to discover new ones. As well as having regular clubs and activities that take place on a weekly basis, the Activities team work towards ensuring the residents are engaged in many diverse activities, depending on the period of the year or on the national or international days. Our residents are used to prepare for important days such as Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween or Christmas. While decorating the homes, they can also enjoy treats and beverages. Not to forget about the surprises prepared for our residents such as the barbeques done in the summer season or the visits of live bands or of pets or children from other institutions from the neighbourhood.
Our Activities team is busy throughout the year and they ensure our residents don’t get bored easily. The most important part is that for some of these activities residents receive prizes or certificates, as it happened with the Askham Olympics. We also created a tradition around Askham to decorate the homes for the festive season and then award a home for their decorations.
The activities across Askham are a way to make the residents engage with each other but also to let the residents and our staff collaborate and have a lot of fun, as our staff is usually very quickly getting engaged in all their activities!
Please find below some recent or older pictures from our activities.
Our Activities in Pictures
Feeding our neighbours
International Youth Day
St George’s Day
Wear A Hat Day 2021
National Day of Italy
UEFA Euro 2020
In 2021 our team brought into Askham the Olympics. Staff and residents participated in the Askham Olympics and the winners received awards at the end of the games
International Women’s Day
Shrove Tuesday was celebrated in a traditional way with over 50 pancakes! The activities team set up a pancake kitchen and invited residents to come have one
Residents of all units were invited to a tea party. The event was called DigniTEA and was organised during the Dignity in Care Month at Askham. Residents shared stories and memories and showed what Dignity means to them
Residents of Askham House making some bird feeders with help from one member of staff
Residents meeting Teddy, a PAT Dog. They love it every time he visits Askham
Residents going to Archery
Residents doing different crafting
Meghan and Harry Royal Wedding celebrated at Askham
Time Capsule – our care and rehab community has buried a time capsule in its grounds that contains items and stories from the coronavirus pandemic, enabling people in 2046 to acknowledge and reflect on a challenging period for the social care sector.
Askham Cultural Day 2021
Time for a cuppa 2021
St Patrick’s Day
Cooking, knitting and film clubs
Residents of Askham House practising various crafts for Easter
Music sessions encourage all residents to let their free spirit out. We are surprised how many residents know to play the keyboard!
Residents of Askham Court making some beautiful cards ready for Mother’s Day and for the Spring
On Burns Day, residents prepared some Scottish food (smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber on Scottish oatcakes). They had a quiz all about Scotland and also had to pick from pictures of celebrities which ones were Scottish. The winning team was The Tartan Army
Residents taking part in Valentine crafting and also knitting
Residents cooking some muffins
Women’s rights celebrated at Askham by residents and staff
Some of the funds we raised at the fayres we did were used to bring some stock for the Askham trolley. Staff is supplying free crosswords and word searches, and a free book and magazine library service. This activity is enjoyed by staff and residents