It has been a very busy and enjoyable time with our residents over the summer and we are looking forward to the upcoming activities we have arranged this coming autumn. Here are some of the highlights of the last few months and details of the activities, residents at Castle Farm and The Grove will have the opportunity to take part in.
The afternoon went well despite a few drops of rain. The residents enjoyed the entertainment provided by the singer and the dance troupe. Staff from Sainsbury’s helped with preparations by tidying up the garden and served food and drinks on the day.
The weather was fantastic and a lot of the residents sat in the sun enjoying the afternoon tea listening to the harpist duo. During our monthly craft sessions the residents helped to create English country garden friezes to line the walls and one resident wrote a lovely poem especially for the day.
New Activity Sessions
New sessions have been introduced at both homes by Natalie, our Activities Session Leader.
Creative Story Writing – a picture was shown to the group to spark their imagination, create characters and give them a life story. The stories will be printed for all to read. Castle Farm residents have embraced this and are practically writing a novel.
Recipes and Reminiscing – bringing old favourite recipes and stories to share with the group with the end goal to create an Abbeyfield cookbook and recreate some of the dishes for all to enjoy.
Coffee and Conversation which is growing in popularity and is now running weekly at Castle Farm and twice a month at The Grove.
Family History Research (pictured below) is proving very popular with regular 1:1 sessions.
We are taking part in NAPPA Art in Care Homes day (24th September). Residents will be able to recreate a piece of art with step by step guidance.
Dates for your diary
September – December
Arts In Care Homes 24th September
Wear it Pink Coffee Morning 18th October – The Grove
Harvest Festival Coffee Morning 26th September – Castle Farm
Semitones concerts: 22nd September – The Grove; 29th September – Castle Farm
Pop Up Pub Night October – date to be confirmed
Wine and Cheese Night – Castle Farm date to be confirmed
Christmas is coming!
Christmas dinner Castle Farm – 17th December
The Grove Christmas Party – 18th December
Panto: 7th Dec – The Grove; 20th Dec – Castle Farm
Carol Service Castle Farm 21st December