September 2014 Activities
September was again another really busy month with the theme “Back to School”. Residents have reminisced about school days and have taken part in many exciting and varied celebrations and activities during the month, here are just a few of the highlights.
On Wednesday September 10th Residents from Woodlands enjoyed a trip out to Southsea, this is as ever one of the Residents most favourite days out. First stop was for a wonderful lunch of fish, chips and mushy peas at our favourite seaside restaurant, which has amazing all round views of the sea. After lunch Residents enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the seafront which prompted many stories of great seaside holidays. We finished off a wonderful day with an ice-cream or 2!!
On Monday 22nd September we held our monthly Holy Communion Service with Father Haydon. This is a really important service for our residents that like to attend as it allows them to be able to continue to practice their religious beliefs even though they may no longer be able to attend church in the community. Residents always comment how nice it is to be able to enjoy prayers and sing Hymns and can often be heard singing down the corridors for some time after.
Singing for the brain with Barbara Raynor was held at Hill House on 24th September. Residents from Woodlands attended and joined together to take part in various singing activities. These fun activities build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain, even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall. These sessions are always a big hit with the Residents especially the tea and cake afterwards.
Friday 26th September Woodlands hosted a coffee and cake afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Residents family and friends joined us for the afternoon with singing by Aimi, a raffle and cake stall, it was a great turn out with lots of fun and dancing all in aid of a great cause. A big Thank you to everyone that attended and supported us, we raised the amazing amount of £224.50.