Well for a short month its been a busy for activities here at Wordsworth House.We celebrated chinese new years with a wonderful chinese buffet lunch as well as valentines day with a wonderful afternoon of hearts,flowers and chocolates with entertainment provided by the lovely Karen G.
Activities also had a wonderful ladies who lunch afternoon followed by call to mind a great game i would recommend to any carehome/nursing home.Call to mind is a game designed for dementia but i have found it works across the board.Call to mind is a creative talking tool and is fabulous for reminiscence and social interaction.We also celebrated pizza day with our residents making there own and enjoying the fruits of there labour.
Wordsworth House have been asked by Charlie Dooley and her team if we would like to take part in a project that is to benefit the whole community of Swanage.Charlie is currently in the middle of writing a big heritage lottery funding project to revamp woodland and cliff top trails by Durlston Castle.The development project is testing out some mini pilot projects and our residents trailed there first one here at Wordsworth in February.Together with Charlie we ran an activities afternoon which involved indoor gardening and bird box making.The session went down a storm and we are looking forward to the next one as well as some sunny weather so we can take our residents to Durlston to participate in the outdoor activities and the mindfulness walks.This project not only involves bringing carehomes into the community but is dementia friendly which is fabulous.We have had lots of laughs and lots of fun here in activities as we always do and heres to many more.
Take care until next time.
Tracie Activities coordinator