July Outdoor Activities at Cedars Care Group Homes
Summer means making the best of the great weather, an we’ve been doing just that this month. From garden upkeep and BBQs to trips to the local park, residents at all our care homes across the UK have been very active outdoors this July. Here are some of the month’s highlights:
Ron, from our North Somerset care home, Ellenborough, took a trip to the local park with our Activities Coordinator Jenny. Ron thoroughly enjoyed watching the squirrels during his stroll. Jenny and he then grabbed a mug of coffee and sat back to take in the sights of British summer. On the way back, Ron asked for a photo outside the British Legion.
At our Southport care home, Cedar Grange, residents have been very hands with raising our ducks from the get go. Now that our feathered friends are fully grown and living in the garden, we continue to take great care in maintaining their coop. Here is Harry and Ann working to ensure the ducks have a clean home and with the garden grass suitably watered. Harry and Ann’s chocolate break was definitely well earned!
What summer is complete without a BBQ?! At our Southport care home, Woodlands Manor, our chef Paul rolled up his culinary sleeves to cook up an awesome spread. As the meat sizzled over the embers, residents and staff sat in the glorious sunshine enjoying Mr. Whippy ice-cream over wonderful conversation. There were even some family members visiting, who joined us for the meal. No one lost time to get stuck right in when the food was ready. There was Chinese pork, chicken wings, sausages, burgers and more, all served with a variety of refreshing drinks.
Come summer we simply can’t get enough of our garden. Whether working or relaxing, nothing beats being outdoors in the glorious sunshine, surrounded by beautiful blooms. At our North Somerset care home, Ellenborough, residents felt great joy and accomplishment after planting pots of colourful flowers. they got a lot of help from the daughter of one of our residents, who popped in to help out. After a job well done, we all put our feet up with a well deserved cuppa.
At our East Sussex care home, Derwent, resident Sue has been busy tending to her personal garden: a beautiful array of potted plants and flowers which she’s neatly arranged outside her room. With summer in full swing and the flowers blossoming, all of Sue’s hard work in the months leading up has paid off. Now she enjoys sitting on her patio to enjoy the birds, bees and butterflies that flock to her.
We’ve all been enjoying the summer weather these past months, but this heat of late has had us pining for cold refreshments and ice-cream. It was such a wonderful surprise then when the Mr. Whippy van rolled up outside Cedar Grange Care Home. Residents and staff felt nostalgic as they lined up like children to buy their cones. Those who didn’t want to go out in the heat ordered their ice-cream from their chairs. Harry ordered three ice creams and kindly gave them all away to other residents who he said ‘needed them more.’