wow what a fab summer we have had so far it always makes all the difference to peoples mood and emotions when the sun is shining.August saw our second visit from Simon at Brighter Days here and again he was able to engage our residents with his unique style.Music also has a great effect on peoples moods and once again we were entertained by the wonderful Dave Marshell.Dave does a variety of genres and we all enjoyed a singalong and even a boogie.
We also had our twice monthly church outings again there is something about this trip that completly transforms our residents when we go there.Please if you live in the Swanage area and you have a loved one with Dementia take them as just the change of enviroment makes all the difference to there day and Brigette makes the most delicious cakes.We also enjoyed a trip to Durlston castle where we spent the afternoon admiring the wonderful views as well as a look around the museum and watching there in house information cinema and not forgetting of course tea and cake.
On our calender when we plan it we do like to keep certain activities on every month this helps the residents form a routine as they know that on certain days either weekly or monthly they can look forward to prehaps pamper & polish which is usually on a Friday and they have there nails done.We also keep arts and crafts on as well as cookery and music and movement.These activities help to promote wellbeing in both physical activities and mental stimulation.
So as we roll into September we look forward to more trips including a pub lunch and the beach hut fish & trip day out.I hope you enjoy reading about what we get up to here at Wordsworth House as always it is a pleasure to be able to work along side our residents and listen to their fasinating stories of there lifes.
See you soon take care
From Tracie and all at Wordsworth House.