An exclusive ‘gentlemen only’ club has been set up at Coniston House Care Home for their male residents. The group was started by the home’s Activities Coordinator, Katie, with the aim to promote socializing and conversation between the gentlemen living at the home while encouraging friendships and supporting the mental health of the men joining the group.
Katie and the team at Coniston House hope the men’s club, which met for the first time at the end of January, will create a valued space that gives male residents an opportunity to have open conversations about everything, from the latest sporting results to their own health and wellbeing.
The group, set to meet monthly, gathered in the homes ‘quiet room’ for their first club meeting and enjoyed some men’s pampering, beers, games and listening to Elvis. Coniston House boasts several communal lounges, a large garden and well-established connections with local cafes and pubs, allowing for lots of opportunity for the group to meet again to watch football on the TV together, enjoy a pint of beer, plus a good chat on the week’s latest topic of discussion.
The men were also joined by Salim, one of Rochcare’s Managing Directors, who spent time talking and socializing with the group.
As an extra special treat, some gifts were shared with the gentlemen too. These were kindly gifted to each resident at Coniston House by the staff from Asda Chorley as part of their Christmas campaign to give back to their local community.
The men’s only group was a hit with everyone who attended reporting they enjoyed having some ‘man time’, one resident said ‘It’s nice just being men, can we do this again sometime?’. The group are clearly looking forward to meeting again soon!