Nursing home activities at Waverley Lodge

image of therapy horse visiting nursing home

Regular activities and outings are an important part of life at Allegra Care homes, and Waverley Lodge is no different. Making sure our residents enjoy each day, whilst still receiving the dedicated support they need is paramount to us. 

Trips away from Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

Our care staff at Waverley Lodge love to take our residents out and about; this month there were trips to the local pub for lunch (and a pint!) and a visit to Hythe Marina to watch the boats and indulge in traditional fish & chips. 

For residents who are unable to travel outside of the care home, there are plenty of activities going on each month to keep them entertained! 

May saw our staff and residents getting creative as they keenly decorated ginger biscuits (which we’re happy to say were eaten not long after!). 

image of nursing home staff with a decorated biscuit

Visits from a much-loved therapy horse

We also had a visit from a much-loved character in Kelloggs the therapy horse; our residents are always happy whenever Kelloggs visits Waverley Lodge and Dunwood Manor. 

Seeing our care home residents interacting with Kelloggs and getting the chance to each create a special bond with him is heart-warming for staff and family. Therapy animals like Kelloggs are a great way to engage residents of all abilities and ages, as well as providing a therapeutic experience for all after petting Kelloggs. 

We love to have our little therapy horse visit us, and look forward to his arrival again soon! 

Nursing home staff smiling with a therapy horse


Celebrating birthdays at the nursing home

We love a birthday at Waverley Lodge, and this month has been jam-packed with them! 

We said a big “Happy birthday!” to Selina who celebrated her very first birthday at Waverley Lodge, Joy who enjoyed cake and presents as well as a lovely visit from her family, and John who celebrated his 75th birthday

Specialist care at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

If you're looking to place your loved one in a nursing home in Hampshire that provides specialist care, take a look at what Waverley Lodge and Dunwood Manor have to offer. With highly-rated scores and a purpose-built setting, you can trust you loved one will be well-looked after by an expert team.