Our Community

Activities at The Willows

The Willows Nursing & Residential Home offers a wide and varied activity programme to our residents, who are encouraged to continue to develop and pursue any individual interests and hobbies. These activities are co-ordinated by our Activities Organiser on a weekly basis.
We hold regular parties for special occasions and birthdays for our residents, as well as a variety of visiting entertainers, including the local primary school choir and the Gretton Brass Band.

Reminiscence is a very beneficial and enjoyable activity for residents living with dementia by recalling their past, and providing an opportunity to recount their memories. This process is aided by visual reminders of past significant and interesting events, which are encapsulated in the home’s own daily newspaper ” The Willows Daily Sparkle”..

Residents are encouraged to use the internet facilities, including skype, particularly to keep in regular contact with their family and friends.  Whether the residents would like to join in a game or quiz, spend time reading or entertaining friends and family, the choice is theirs.

Part of the Community in Market Harborough

The Willows is an integral part of the Market Harborough community who are encouraged to contribute and participate in the activities of the home. These also include monthly religious services provided by the various churches in the area, being part of the town’s church service rota.

Whilst the Covid pandemic has restricted most of our community activities, we are looking forward to welcoming the community back into The Willows.  This included regular weekly visits from Little Angels (nursery, from the 4 year old section) which is just a joy to be involved in.

We have developed virtual links with local schools, this was supported by Harborough Football Club as part of their community link programme.  Residents,  their families, little Angels. joined staff when we raised money for Alzheimer’s UK by a sponsored walk. Again we are looking forward to repeating this when we are allowed.

Speak to the team

Our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions you may have. To find out more about the services we offer, or to discuss your requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.