Activities The monthly activities programme includes activities that are enjoyable, purposeful and age and culturally appropriate for residents and takes into account the residents’ spiritual needs and facilitates social inclusion in community events. Residents’ clergyman, priest or spiritual advisors are welcome and encouraged to visit at any time. Services are held at intervals depending on the wishes of the residents.  Residents who wish to take part in services or meetings at their local place of worship are encouraged to do so and arrangements are made with their family and friends. Our Activity co-ordinators in Richmond, allows us to run a full Activity Programme which includes games, quizzes, arts and crafts, exercise to music, sing-a-longs, reminiscence videos and outings.  We also have occasional performances from local choirs and even Irish dancing along with coffee mornings, barbecues and Christmas parties to which relatives are invited. Residents always look forward to the weekly visit from Alan and his Therapy dog Duffy.  This visit is part of the Pets as Therapy charity and provides an opportunity for residents to stroke, hold and talk to Duffy. Aidee is our manicurist and makes sure the residents’ hands and nails are in top condition and everyone enjoys a bit of pampering. We are delighted to have Arlene Culbert from Wilmont Dementia Support engage with 2 afternoons a week to deliver Therapeutic Activities to our residents.  Arlene strives to support and enhance the quality of life for those living with dementia. Arlene engages in residents, providing one to one therapy such as hand or foot massages using aromatherapy oils or as part of a group session which can take the form of a quiz or music and movement therapy depending on the needs to benefit the residents. Arlene also delivers reminiscence sessions allowing residents to recall times and events from yesteryear using images, music and multi-sensory objects.  This encourages conversations and sparks curiosity and allows residents to revisit their most cherished memories, special places and happiest times. Arlene has been encouraging staff with training and practice in areas of activity.  This has resulted in lots of fun and fulfilment for all involved. CALL US t:   028 9042 6558 EMAIL US e: Richmond Nursing Home 19 Seafront Road Cultra, Holywood BT18 0BB CALL US T: 028 9042 6558 F: 028 9042 6558 M: 07743 532219 EMAIL US E: