Activity Types & Descriptions
At Deerpark House we maintain an extensive daily activities programme which is coordinated by our qualified and experienced activities team.
Each residents input helps us cater to their own specific needs and interests. Our residents own personal experiences and enjoyment is testimonial to our extensive programme which we develop and reinvigorate continuously . Please read on for more information on what we have available in Deerpark House. Also, check out our WEEKLY activity timetable and an example of our CHRISTMAS activity month.
Sonas group sessions
Sonas one to one sessions (music & individual session just touch)
SIMS (Sonas Individual Multi-Sensory Session) tapping into all five senses
Birds (two budgies)
Outside bird tables
Visiting – dogs
Animals from outside visit e.g. Rabbits, mice & guinea pigs.
Arts & Crafts Group
Seasonal Arts & Craft work
Pancakes in the Lounge
Men’s group (Reminiscing/Story Time)
Tom Weld holds different sessions, for instance “spring” and what it means to members of the group.
Transition year pupil’s One to One computer interaction with 5 residents for 6 sessions – ongoing.
GAISCE pupils on going through the school year where students interact with resident’s e.g. card playing, walking, board games, storytelling etc/
Snakes & Ladders
Let’s Talk Cards (to get people talking)
Pop up Gym
Movement to Music
Walking projects (With certificate on completion)
Bean bag & ball throw
Helping Residents to achieve personal Goals e.g. Published own novel,
Writing a letter,
reading to a Resident,
Sharing a cuppa
Trip to the woods
Visit to Christmas fete (local event)
Visit to local church as a group
Trip to Gougane Bara
Trip out for Coffee & Scones
Events In House
Alzheimer’s Tea day event
Fun events e.g. Halloween party, Fancy Dress, Christmas Party
Grandparent’s day, school visits, seasonal celebrations of many kinds.
Reading Mornings e.g. people/residents read for a group.
Talks on topics e.g. ‘Bantry Long Ago’ ; ‘the train in Bantry’ ; “Bantry House Slide Show”
Films & DVDs from our library & from Cork Co Council Library
Age Action i.e. knit Project
Weekly mass/ Service monthly
Blessing of the sick & confessions
Lenten awareness i.e. daily readings
Schools ~ visits and fun events with secondary and national schools including Drama, fashion show, cookie making, mask making at Halloween, Window painting, one to one school project with the Resident and the student on “time past”.
I,C.A. ~ Music, sing along, crafts, seasonal events ( Christmas, Easter, Summer etc.)
B.A.R.A.(Bantry Active Retirement Ass) ~ Flower arranging and tea/coffee mornings
Fundraising ~ Tea/Coffee mornings, Bring & Buy, Cake sale etc in aid of Alzheimers Ass., Cancer Connect., Guide Dogs Ass., Philippines Disaster, GOAL, Trocaire, Co Action and many more.
Seasonal ~ Sunflower project or Winter – Hyacinths planting project
Garden patch ongoing/tubs & pots
Residents meetings held every month with Bernie, our in house advocacy officer, and with an independent advocacy person in attendance also. One to one meetings with residents are held an ongoing basis and when necessary.
We also have a Resident Council/ Committee.