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, our sessions include: music and poetry, art and dance, guided reminiscence, intergenerational, horticultural, sensory and energising activities.
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
Immediate impact of an Alive session:
95% of homes reported that residents responded to Alive sessions with improved mood
88% said their residents were more engaged
Longer term impact:
93% said their residents are more positive
83% of care homes said that Alive inspired them to run new activities