July Indoor Activities at Cedars Care Group Homes
Sometimes when the summer heat gets a bit much, we’re better off keeping cool indoors. But staying in doesn’t mean missing out on the fun. From making music to dabbling in arts and crafts, residents at Cedars Care Group care homes across the UK have been keeping busy. Here are some of the month’s highlights:
At our Somerset care home, Winscombe Hall, residents had a art therapy session with Susannah from Creative Minds. The theme for our July session was inline with the season. Susannah guided and supported residents to create idyllic drawings of seaside scenes using pastel colours, chalks and stencils. Residents had such a good time working together and expressing themselves. We can’t wait for Susannah’s next visit in September.
Music has a power to unlock memories and stimulate brain
activity in ways that other forms of communication cannot. That’s why music therapy is fast becoming a key feature of dementia care today. At our East Sussex care home, Derwent, residents enjoyed making music with a variety of different percussion instruments. It was such good fun, lots of laughter all around.
At our North Somerset care home, Ellenborough, residents were asked what they like best about their home, and what words they would you to describe how they feel. Their comments were then written on lollipop sticks by Jenny and the ever so helpful Betty and crafted into lovely hanging reminders! These are now hanging on our craft tree!