About our activity sessions
We deliver fun and interactive activity sessions designed to increase the happiness and the health of older people in care. Our sessions reach people on all levels: cognitively, physically, emotionally and creatively.
The hour long sessions improve wellbeing and increase social interaction among residents and staff, improving relationships within the home and creating a sense of community.
Drawing on Life Story Work, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and our own innovative techniques for engaging with people, we include music and poetry, quizzes, art and dance, guided reminiscence and energising activities.
Immediate impact of an Alive! session:
95% of homes reported that residents responded to Alive! sessions with improved mood
88% said they had more energy
72% said they interacted more with others as a result
88% said their residents were more engaged
Staff mentioned that Alive! sessions have an 'after effect' in that participants will remember song lyrics for days after, and that physical issues such as coughing reduces.
I haven’t got an activities budget as such, but if I did, I would quite willingly spend the whole lot on Alive!. Care home manager
Longer term impact:
93% said their residents are more positive
83% of care homes said that Alive! inspired them to run new activities
63% of residents talk to each other more and communicate more effectively with care staff
63% said the sessions help staff to get to know residents better
82% said their residents have more to talk about with visitors
Where we work:
We currently provide regular workshops in nearly 400 care homes in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire.
The links to the right will tell you more about our sessions. You can also call us on 0117 377 4756 or