"Just the right size home to provide a variety of activities but small enough to create a family atmosphere."
"The staff always treat Mother with the dignity of a person who still has her own opinions and ideas!"
"Rusthall Lodge has a lovely homely feel to it and that is what I liked."
Our Activities Co-ordinators provide a different programme of activities each week within the home for residents to choose from. These activities are for the interest and enjoyment of residents but also help to keep them mentally and physically active and involved. Whatever a resident’s abilities, we help them to continue to enjoy old interests and hobbies or discover new ones.
We also arrange day trips to the seaside, shopping, the local theatre, as well as to other local attractions such as the Pantiles and various gardens that are open to the public.
Our residents have benefitted from visits made by children attending the local schools who have celebrated Easter, Harvest and Christmas with us. The singing of Christmas Carols is a particular favourite. Rusthall Lodge has also been at the centre of a school visit to discuss life during the 1940s. As part of their studies, the children were able to engage with residents and we can safely say, both groups thoroughly enjoyed the interaction, particularly as the Lodge had also set up a table top museum of 1940s memorabilia.
Many residents choose to take part in our weekly church services that are organised by Rev'd Ronnie Williams from St Paul's Church in Rusthall. We are very mindful of everyone's religious observances and respect each others views.
We also delighted that Father Christmas is a regular visitor to all the residents on Christmas Eve!
This is what some of our residents have to say:
“I enjoy taking part. It’s all part of the fun.”
“We have a lot of activities - it keeps you young and enjoying life rather than just sitting in your room.”
“Everybody’s so kind and friendly here. They sort out all the activities and there’s a lot going on.”