“Hearts and Flowers” – Woodlands Activities for February

It has been yet again a very busy month for our Residents, they have been taking part in a variety of activities throughout February with the theme “Hearts and Flowers”. Residents have been celebrating Valentine’s, creating Chinese blossom pictures and making beautiful colourful flowers in preparation for their Easter Bonnets.

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Here are just a few other things the Residents have been up to:

On Wednesday 3rd February Residents from all three homes got together at Hill House for our regular monthly Singing for the Brain with Barbara Raynor. This is always a popular activity which the Residents really do enjoy, there is always plenty of singing and smiles all around.

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It was all things Hearts and Flowers on Friday 12th February with Residents taking a trip up to Hill House for an afternoon Party to celebrate Valentine’s. Residents enjoyed a wonderful afternoon singing and dancing with entertainment provided by Gareth. The afternoon was perfectly finished off with a well-earned cup of tea and some yummy cake.

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On Friday 19th February Residents from Woodlands took a trip out to their favourite pub The Tweseldown and met up with Residents from Hillbrow and Hill House. It was a lovely morning out and we were very lucky to have the sun shining through the windows, the cozy log fire going whilst chatting over a drink. A great morning was had by all the Residents arriving back in time for lunch.

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Also throughout February Residents have had the chance to meet and talk with 3 different groups of Cubs who are taking part in a community impact project called “A Million Hands “. This is an on-going community project that tackles the four issues that matter most to our young people: mental health, water sanitation, those disabled by society and people living with dementia. By taking action on one of the important issues, half a million Scouts will play an important role in their community to remove social barriers, connect communities and improve lives. Young people are vital in helping people living with dementia to feel included and understood in their communities. The cubs spent time with our Residents and also donated some Twiddle Muffs that they had help make. Our Residents really enjoyed them visiting and it was a great chance for the two generations to come together and share stories and experiences.

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On Monday 29th February Residents joined together for Prayers, Hymns and Holy Communion with Father Haydon. It is really important for our Residents to continue to practice their faith, if they so wish, whatever that may be. It provides vital connections with other people and a sense of belonging and identity for the individual as well as providing a sense of security and comfort.

 

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