In March the Gentleman’s Club at The Porterbrook met and shared stories about their past and their hobbies. One gentleman talked about his work as a guard at Buckingham Palace for George VI while another told how he sailed around the world. One of our gentlemen started embroidery 10 years ago and showed us some of his work.
Every resident has a past and a story and we love hearing about them.
Hosting a men's social club in a care home can have numerous benefits for the residents. Social interaction is a crucial aspect of life, especially in older age, and the presence of a men's social club can provide a sense of community and belonging. By offering a space for residents to socialise and participate in activities, the club can help combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and depression that often accompany aging.
The club can also provide opportunities for residents to develop new interests and hobbies, or to pursue old ones that may have fallen by the wayside. By offering a safe and supportive space to explore new interests or rediscover old ones, the club can help men feel more connected to their own sense of identity and purpose.
Additionally, the men's social club can serve as a source of emotional support for the residents. As we age, we experience the loss of loved ones or changes in health or mobility. Having a community of peers who can empathise and offer emotional support can be invaluable in navigating these challenges.
Overall, hosting a men's social club in a care home can have a positive impact on the resident's physical and emotional well-being. By offering opportunities for social interaction, new experiences, and emotional support, the club can help promote a sense of belonging, purpose, and vitality in the residents' lives and we are proud to provide that at The Porterbrook.