It's all fun and games at Scope supported independent living homes
We’ve been exploring creative ways to have fun at home. Read on for some great ideas from customers and staff on how to keep busy and enjoy this time.
Green thumbs and birthday celebrations
Customers at this home are full of ideas. From chalk drawing on the pavement to puzzles, movie marathons, and board games, there’s no shortage of things to do.
Housemate Craig’s favourite so far was a day spent working in the garden with some of the other residents.
The housemates even threw a birthday party for fellow resident Nick.
Jacob said celebrating his friend’s birthday was a highlight. “I liked helping to plan the party and seeing Nick happy.”
Says House Supervisor Eloise, “It’s been great to see friendships strengthen.”
Not your average bingo game
Creativity and resourcefulness have come together in a new afternoon tradition at this home. It’s one of almost 30 activity ideas staff and customers thought up to ward off boredom and make sure there was something for everybody.
Using homemade bingo mats and milk bottle lids, these housemates enjoy bingo afternoons together. But don’t be fooled – this isn’t your usual bingo game.
Crafty support worker Patricia made themed bingo mats using colours, animals, or sports to suit each players’ passions.
Having a good time
Housemates Stephen, Angela, and Cam love to have a laugh and a good time. So, it’s no surprise that when choosing what to do while at home, activities like karaoke and quoits were in high demand.
Stephen has enjoyed having a boogie, sharing “I loved dancing and having a good time.”
“At first, we just wanted to help take their mind off the coronavirus. With everyone’s ideas, it’s grown into something more exciting. Everyone has been having a blast!” says Coordinator Talia.
Songbird Angela says, “I loved singing during karaoke!”
Staff and customers partnering up for an afternoon of mini-golf also resulted in many laughs.
Looking for things to do to have fun at home? Make sure you visit our COVID-19 resources pages, where you’ll find activities, recipes, and more.