Ellenborough Nursing Home Residents Enjoy a Day at the Museum
This month at Weston Museum sees a celebration of Punch & Judy through the ages, with a wonderful exhibition that two Cedars Care Group residents at our North-Somerset nursing home, Ellenborough, wanted to see. Jenny and Betty were excited to visit the museum and relive memories from their childhoods through the popular sea-front puppet show which has entertained Britons for 350 years.
As Jenny pushed Betty’s wheelchair through the bright and airy exhibition halls they were joined by a member museum staff who introduced the various exhibits to them. Together they took a lift to the first floor where Punch & Judy awaited, along with lots of fossils, portraits of the Pigott family and a display about Weston-Super-Mare during the war. Jenny and Betty had a wonderful time. What they weren’t prepared for was the surprising encounter that awaited them at the end of it all.
When the two friends took the lift back down to the ground floor they met a fortune teller. Though betty told him she’d rather not know about her future, she watched with fascination as Jenny had her fortune told with tarot cards and dice. They then went to the cafe where the two enjoyed tea with biscuits before calling it a day and heading back home.
Betty had such a good time that upon getting back to Ellenborough she expressed her desire to write about their day. Her carers encouraged her as she took pen to paper and wrote it all down. Here is an account of the outing in her own words and her own handwriting:
Meaningful activities are a fundamental part of day-to-day life at Cedars Care Group Homes. They are vital for the wellbeing of seniors, and those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Outings and outdoor activities are very popular allowing residents to stay connected to society and feel independent. You can find out more about our Activities Here.
Looking for a care home in North-Somerset? Find out more about Ellenborough Nursing Home, based in Weston-Super-Mare, and how you can arrange a visit for tea or lunch!