February Activities at Cedars Care Group Homes
From Valentines Day and Chinese New Year to museum outings and an evening at the ballet; for the shortest month of the year, it’s certainly been a busy few weeks across Cedars Care Group Homes. This February, many of our residents have been particularly active and keen on taking part in various in-door and outdoor activities that interest them. Here are some of the month’s highlights:
Love was in the air at Cedars Care Group homes on February 14th, as some of our residents celebrated Valentines Day with their spouses. At Woodlands Manor Care Home, staff pulled out all the stops to organise a romantic day for Tom, Eric, Andy and their visiting wives. But no Valentines Day is complete without Valentine’s dinner and entertainment for everyone. At Woodland’s Manor Helen Bench, from the Travelling Theatre Company, performed her repertoire of classic love songs, as residents sang and danced to their favourites from Elvis, Doris Day and Dianna Ross. At Winscombe Hall Care Centre, residents enjoyed a Valentines themed dinner followed by a Romantic film, which was enjoyed by all with specially baked ‘affection cakes!’
Mid-way through the month we celebrated the Year of the Dog! Residents at Cedar Grange Care Centre and Woodlands Manor Care Home, had a wonderful time decorating their homes for the Chinese New Year. Harry Mangham of Cedar Grange even took a trip to the local Tesco to shop for their Year of the Dog themed menu for the festivities.
Resident Betty, from Ellenborough Nursing & Residential Home, got a chance to see the Nutcracker, performed by the Bristol Russian Ballet School. Accompanied by our Ellenborough Activities Coordinator, Jenny, Betty had a most delightful evening at the Playhouse Theatre, in Weston-Super-Mare. She was particularly impressed by the skill of the dancers, despite their youth, and called it a ‘magnificent performance!’
At Cedarwood House Care Home, staff organised a special day out for residents Rose and Ann. Accompanied by their carers, the lovely ladies went out on a shopping spree followed by a trip to historic Hastings Old Town. For lunch they enjoyed Fish & Chips at the seaside, and the sights, sounds and smells of the waterfront brought back so many fond memories. Needless to say, there was lots of fun and laughter as old stories were shared over a wonderful meal.
Just as we were getting ready to wrap up the month, four of our residents at Cedar Grange Care Centre decided they wanted to take a trip to the local museum. Harry, Neville, Joyce and Shirley practically went back in time, as they enjoyed the exhibits on display. What stood out most for all of them were the Meccano toys from their childhoods, which brought back so many wonderful, nostalgic memories.
Last but not least, resident Ken at Cedar Grange Care Centre, started working on his vegetable plot for spring. He dug up the soil and prepared it for the seeds he’ll be planting. Ken is always happiest when working in the garden, but he seemed so enthusiastic this time, we couldn’t help but wonder what he’s planning to grow!
At Cedars Care Group homes, we facilitate activities suited for the interest and capabilities of all our residents. Physically and mentally stimulating, they are designed to enhance life skills and promote a sense of purpose and self-worth in the people we support. Find out more about Activities at Cedars Care Group homes.