Harvest Festival activities at Himley MillThroughout the week at Himley Mill in the West Midlands, which provides nursing and nursing dementia care, as well as care for young people with physical disabilities, Residents have been celebrating with a range of different activities. 

To celebrate the Harvest Festival and the coming of a new season, the care home has been decorated with Autumn colours and decorations, some made by the Residents. To start the week, Residents got involved with wreath making in the style of hedgehogs which were used in decorating the home. A nice range of bird feeders were also made which have been placed in the garden, in hope of attracting some birds into the area. 

This was followed by some bread making, with some pumpkin bread being made by some Residents. One Resident commented “The smell of baking bread is lovely”. Many of the loaves were used in the Harvest Festival donations. Afterwards, a Church Service was attended by many of the Residents. There was also a choir club taking place at Himley Mill, where many favourite hymns could be heard and sang along with by Residents. 

Residents expressed their delight with the Harvest Festival activities that were on offer, one Resident said, “What a lovely week of activities, I really enjoyed decorating the home for the changing season”. 

Kelly, the Home Manager said, “Its great to see all of the activities in the home, and everybody getting involved”.