We employ a full time Activities co-ordinator who organises a different activity each afternoon. The activities range from bingo sessions, card games, dominoes, baking and gardening. She also takes different residents out for shopping trips on a rotational basis. There are trips arranged to garden centres, local parks and a local pub for lunch. Around Christmas time a visit to the pantomime is organised and thoroughly enjoyed by a lot of the residents. In the summer the residents are taken slightly further afield to the zoo etc. Relatives are most welcome to join their loved ones to any of the trips.
We also have outside entertainers to come and entertain our residents. This can include a singer for a Sing-a-long, magic show or a comedy show. Summer Fairs, coffee mornings, Easter Bonnet competition and events to mark special occasions and special birthdays are also held at Ashdale. Residents and Relatives are involved in the planning and organising these events. Residents and Relatives are invited to join The Friends of Ashdale Committee.
Any money raised at these events goes into the Residents’ leisure fund for their benefit.
All relatives, friends and supporters of Ashdale are invited to participate in activities and events. Some of the forthcoming events for this year are listed below:
Friday 14th February
St. Valentine day tea. Live entertainment and tea
Thursday 13th March
Ashdale Star Baker competition
Thursday 17th April
Easter tea with live entertainment featuring 'The Right Time'. Sing-a-long with John and Dave - hits from the 40's, 50's, 60's 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday 23rd April
'Brantano Show Fair' Sale of shoes and Coffee/Tea afternoon
Sunday 18th May
Residents trip to Mansfield Palace Theatre 'The Chuckle Brothers' 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday 11th June
Residents trip to Mansfield Palace Theatre Neil Sands production of music and fun with 'There'll always be an england' 1940's, 50's, 60's music
Saturday 14th June
Strawberry Tea Open Day at Ashdale
Friday 18th July
Clouds Clothing Ltd will be coming to Ashdale with a full range of Men's and Ladies clothing at affordable prices!
Various Summer trips out
During the summer months Ashdale will arrange a number of trips out to local attractions.
Saturday 13th September
Ashdale Summer Fair With a number of stalls selling local and home-made fayre
With the Rev. David Fudger and coffee mornings 11:00am
Thursday 16th October
The Ashdale 'Star Baker' staff baking competition and coffee/tea afternoon.
Wednesday 5th November
Ashdale Bonfire Tea 4:00pm onwards
Wednesday 17th December
Christmas Service 11:00am
Thursday 18th December
Christmas Tea from 2:00pm to 4:00pm