Hello, welcome to the activity blog for August 2019.
August has, as ever been a full and busy time for us in the activities department, as we take full advantage of the good weather and lovely environment around us.
Residents of Wordsworth House have been able to enjoy another excellent trip to Harry Ramsdens in the town, where we not only enjoyed a very tasty fish and chips lunch but also reminisced about seaside holidays and the resident’s memories of the town as they used to know it.
We have enjoyed our morning breakfast club to get us off to a good start and followed this up with activities such as scarf dancing and chair yoga for those that have felt the urge to get moving and stretching.
Simon from Brighter Days Motivation has been keeping us all laughing and literally on our toes, bringing entertainment to our lounge.
The Dorset Memory Box Library activities continue to stir up thoughts of the past with the use of the assorted contents from a by-gone era. On this occasion a wedding outfit and associated garments from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
We have taken turns to attend the twice monthly visits for a short service followed by cake at St Mary’s Church. We are very grateful to the organisers for accommodating us and making us welcome.
Having asked what activities residents would like to do in August, we followed up on the choice of one of our residents, and spent a very pleasant day at the Margaret Green animal rescue centre at Church Knowle, getting to know some of the rescued animals and talking about their own pets and animals that have been part of the lives of residents and their families over the years.
Some of the residents have been helping to bring new life to one of our old bird boxes with some woodwork which we will be putting back into the garden ready for the autumn.
Baking; skittles in the lounge; chatter, natter social mornings; quizzes and the ever-popular treat trolley have continued to punctuate our days and evenings and we have enjoyed keeping cool on the warmest days, with ice lollies and cold drinks.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading about just some of what keeps us all busy here at Wordsworth House.
Take care, from all of the Wordsworth House Team
Until next month…