The twenty-metre Swimming Pool is enclosed and heated. Recreational swimming is freely available to all residents and their families and visitors. There are the usual rules regarding its use. Qualified teachers visit regularly to provide therapeutic exercises in the pool. When suitable, nursing staff also provide individual aquatic therapy to Care Centre residents.
Other activities and functions currently provided in the Community Centre are: Amber Bees Quilters; Armchair Travel where residents give presentations of their travel experiences; Art Group that meets for creative work and demonstrations and also holds exhibitions; Bible study; Bingo; Bridge Club; Canasta; Carpet Bowls; Computer Club; Concerts by visiting schools and by residents; Hobbies and Crafts Exhibition; Happy Hour for informal gatherings; Indoor Games; Line Dancing; Poker Club; Quiz Night; Sing-along Evening; Scottish Dancing; Scrabble; and Speaker’s Corner where monthly talks are given on a variety of subjects.
Outdoor activities are: Bird watching, Croquet games; Coach Tours; Cycling; Fire Fighting Group; Fishing for trout and bass; Garden Club; Singles Club outings; Walking.
Needing a special mention is Amberglen’s choir. They are called “The Mellow Singers”. Always keen to recruit new members, this lively group assembles weekly for singing practices with their musical director. Once or twice a year, a show is produced in the format of supper theatre. Members of the audience sit at tables with their food and drink. It has become a tradition that they have the opportunity to participate at the end.
Recent productions have been: Annie Get Your Gun; Swinging Safari; Sinatra; Mad About the Musicals; Best of British; Oklahoma; Brigadoon; Oh, What a Lovely War. At Christmas, the Mellow Singers usually present a programme of festive music, and sometimes an uproarious pantomime.