Whether our residents want to learn new skills, challenge
themselves to the limits, or simply relax in the company of
friends, the ExtraCare lifestyle provides a wide range of sociable
opportunities and activities.
Within our Villages and housing schemes, we offer on-site
activities such as:
Arts and crafts
Computer, internet and email training (IT)
Health & well-being advice
Social events and entertainment
Have a look at some pictures of our
recent activities on Flickr!
Join our traditions
Further afield, ExtraCare arranges excursions for residents,
friends and guests to attend a wide-ranging annual programme of
established 'favourites', known as our ExtraCare Traditions. These
Festival of Choirs: Choirs brought together from
ExtraCare residents, friends and supporters perform and entertain
in one of our most popular traditions.
Garden in Bloom: Hosted across a
series of regional events, Garden in Bloom includes regional
gardening awards and a garden makeover challenge.
Come Dance with Me: A 'day of dancing'
in an afternoon competition between villages and housing schemes
followed by a Gala Dance Evening - all taking
place in the Birmingham Tower Ballroom.
Parasol Parade: A regional event where
residents decorate parasols and parade them on a colourful
sponsored walk, raising money for their well-being and activities
Spring and Summer Spectaculars:
Six regional events at different ExtraCare
Villages, incorporating a talent show and fashion shows, as well as
ea dances: Six regional tea
dances at different ExtraCare locations throughout the year. The
events include dance masterclasses, a live band and
Snooker Tournament: After
the success of last year's tournament, we're hoping to build on
that this year and would like more Villages and Schemes to join in.
This year's Snooker Tournament will also include dominos, pool and
darts, and will be held at Barratts Club in
ExtraCare's annual concert to celebrate the
festive winter season with entertainment, songs, dance and comedy.
Performers include celebrity guests and our own
The ExtraCare Relay: After
our great Olympic Torch Relay last year, ExtraCare residents are
holding another relay this year, travelling hundreds of miles
between Schemes and Villages. This year's relay will focus on a
healthy heart and passion for life.
For those wanting to pursue even more active lifestyles, ExtraCare
aims to support and encourage residents to get even more out of
life with a selection of amazing activities for the more
adventurous. From looping the loop in a glider, walking with
wolves, performing on stage at Birmingham's Symphony
Hall or wheelchair abseiling, there really is something for
The ExtraCare Olympic
In 2012, ExtraCare residents designed their own Olympic-style
torch and embarked on a 715 mile relay around every Scheme and
Village. Read our special
Olympic edition of Extralife, ExtraCare's
Want to get
If this sounds like the kind of lifestyle you'd enjoy as a
resident or volunteer, why not contact Donna Ball to find out
T: 02476 506011. firstname.lastname@example.org