Monthly Roxburgh roundupThis month at Roxburgh House in the West Midlands, which provides residential and residential dementia care, Residents have been enjoying a range of different activities. 

At the beginning of the month, on a wet and rainy-day, Residents had an afternoon of arts and crafts with a cup of tea. Everybody had drawn around their hands and then used crafting feathers to make them look like birds – they also added eyes and bard wings to them. Mavis, one of the Residents said, “I enjoyed deciding the colours for the different birds”. 

Residents and Colleagues also celebrated the Home Manager, Linda’s birthday this month. Everybody got together to sing happy birthday to her and then enjoyed some birthday cake. 

Later in the month, Residents took part in a pamper day. Some of the ladies at Roxburgh House had been expressing their interest in wanting a day of pampering so Colleagues got to work and made it happen. Residents enjoyed face masks and had their nails done. They had a nice range of different colours available for their nails, with some ladies going very bright and bold! They had also enjoyed a hand and head massage to go with it, making the day a relaxing experience for all. Betty, one of the Residents who attended said, “What a wonderful day, I feel so relaxed and 10-years younger!” 

The Salvation Army also stopped by Roxburgh this month to drop off a donation box. A lady from Salvation Army had a box of blankets that she had crocheted together herself with a range of beautiful colours. She had thought the Residents might appreciate them through the colder months. One Resident said, “The blankets are beautiful! This will keep me nice and toasty”. 

Linda, the Home Manager thanked Colleagues and Residents for her birthday surprise, she went on to say, “Its lovely seeing the Residents enjoying themselves with all the different activities”.