Over the last few days at Newlands
residential and nursing care home, in Heaton Moor, Residents have been out in the garden enjoying the sunshine and warm weather and have also been celebrating World Ocean Day.
This week has been too beautiful to stay indoors, so Colleagues decided to so as many activities outside as possible; a quiz on Monday, setting up the greenhouses on Tuesday and Thursday and playing chair Olympics followed by a giant team game of snakes and ladders! Residents also spent some time re-potting plants on Wednesday and they payed musical bingo on Thursday.
Wellbeing Coordinator, Rachel, commented, “Our musical instruments arrived on Wednesday so we were out in the garden having a music therapy session that afternoon. We also did our flower arranging group outside on Wednesday. It was certainly a very busy day indeed!”
Colleagues described it as “Hot work but so much fun.”
There was also plenty choc ices handed out throughout the week!
Everyone, including Val, Mo, Marg, Vera, Geoff, Pauline, Kath B, Cath M, Kath N and Thirza enjoyed being out in the fresh air and sunshine - they loved doing everything in the garden.
Following on, yesterday Residents had been busy colouring in fish for the fish tank display as part of World Ocean Day.
It’s taken a few weeks to get enough together - but just about every Resident has coloured at least one in.
The home has put the 'tank' on a wall with high traffic and everyone loves the new 'pets'.
The best thing is that there is no cleaning or feeding required!
Rachel added, “We’ve had a fantastic week at Newlands with everyone thoroughly enjoying the activities.”