Jackie Tumber, Activities Coordinator at Shannon Court explains, “Outings are vital to our residents as they have such a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. They create a sense of purpose, make them feel part of the local community and promote independence. Our trips involve a lot of laughter, which we think is important for everybody!”
This year, residents at Shannon Court have enjoyed trips to Birdworld, a Jane Austen festival, Longleat Zoo, Christchurch Quay in Dorset and a cruise along the Thames in a Victorian paddle steamer.
“Outings like these really bring the residents together, giving them the opportunity to socialise and make new friends. The trip to Dorset brought back many happy memories of childhood days out, sparking lots of lively conversation and laughter. They can’t wait to go back next year!”
Jackie and the team at Shannon Court recently received recognition at the Surrey Care Awards for leading their activity programme.
“It was very exciting to be recognised for our activities at Shannon Court. We work really hard to make life fun for our residents and to ensure that every day is different.”