The day centre has a chef who prepares a freshly cooked main meal every lunch time e.g. roast beef, vegetables, yorkshire pudding folowed by a home baked desert. After finishing the meal with tea and coffee members can choose from various activities. Every day the members are offered a trip out on the bus. They choose where to go. It may be a scenic run, a place of interest or a shopping trip. Enabling members to make their own shopping choices is an important part of maintaining their independence and self esteem.
For those who choose to remain in the building there is a wide choice of activities. There are various games from reminiscence sessions, quizzes, cads or musical bingo to fun game shows. Quizzes are pitched at the level of the members taking part and chosen mainly for their fun content but also to help with memory, communication skills and socialising. For reminiscence sessions we introduce prompts e.g. old photographs initiate lively discussions on how the present compares with a time when they were younger.