Woodlands Activities for October
The theme for October was “Harvest Month”, Residents have been busy reminiscing about the changes in seasons, and what this time of year means to them. We have also celebrated Harvest Festival, raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness, carved pumpkins and joined children for a spot of spooky Trick or treating for Halloween. In Arts and Crafts Residents have also been busy making autumn window catchers which look absolutely wonderful on the windows in the lounge. Here are just a few other things the Residents have been up to during the Month.
On Friday 2nd October Residents from Woodlands and Hillbrow took a trip out to Badshot Lea Garden Centre. First stop was the Residents favourite part of the Garden Centre which is the tropical fish and small animal section. This is always really popular and prompts many conversations about the sorts of pets our Residents have had over the years. Residents then took a leisurely walk around the rest of the garden centre taking in the start of the Christmas displays which look like they are going to be really wonderful. Residents finished a lovely morning out in the café with a nice cup of tea and a doughnut.
Residents enjoyed a trip to their favourite local The Tweseldown Pub on the morning of Friday 9th October. They met up with Residents from Hillbrow and enjoyed a relaxed morning chatting over a drink and their usual bag of crisps. During the afternoon a local church group The Kings Singers visited Woodlands to hold a thanksgiving service with stories, prayers and Hymns.
On Monday 12th October our local Vicar Haydon took a beautiful Harvest Festival Service with Residents. Each Resident was given a flower which they blessed and gave thanks to during the service, they then took the flowers one by one and together made a beautiful Harvest flower display which took centre stage in the lounge. Residents commented on what a wonderful service it was and how they had really enjoyed being a big part of it by making the flower display together.
It was another busy day on Friday 16th October with all 3 of our homes meeting up for a trip to Redfield’s Garden Centre. Residents enjoyed a lovely walk around the garden centre looking at all the Christmas displays, and ended the morning in the café with a nice cup of Tea and some scrummy biscuits. During the afternoon Residents visited Hill House for a trip down memory lane with singer Gareth to celebrate the beginning of pink week. All the staff dressed pink for the occasion to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness, it was a fun filled afternoon with lots of dancing, pink cakes, pink hair and pink tutus!!
Friday 23rd October was Woodlands official pink day, and their chance to put on the pink wigs and tutus! Residents enjoyed a trip out to Fleet in the morning for a spot of shopping and then visited their favourite local café for a hot chocolate and slice of cake. During the afternoon Residents got together for a pink themed afternoon tea party where they enjoyed the pink cakes they had decorated in cooking club. It was a lovely afternoon with lots of Residents winning prizes from the Raffle, which raised £123 for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Also during the month Residents have enjoyed Singing for Brain with Barbara Raynor, Jane the Beautician, Bingo, Pet Therapy, Skittles, Film Club, Dominoes, Poetry, Music and Movement, walks in the garden as well as joint home quizzes.