Activity Blog September 2019

Hello, welcome to the activity blog for September 2019 from Wordsworth House.
We have all enjoyed a great summer and made the most of the warmth and sunshine, getting out and about or just appreciating the garden, the peace and the beautiful surroundings.
This month, residents have enjoyed a smashing trip out to The Village Inn, a local pub at the other end of town, for lunch and a visit to the well-known attraction Durlston Castle, which is right on our doorstep.
The views from Durlston Castle were amazing and gave our residents on the trip, the chance to get closer to nature through its wonderful well-managed countryside. Durlston Castle itself, was holding an exhibition in its gallery and we were able to appreciate the artwork on display.
We really are very lucky to have such a marvellous attraction so close to us, and there is always something new to see or do with the changing seasons.
During our visit to The Village Inn at Ulwell, we enjoyed a lovely lunch and a beer, and as ever, the memories of days out with old friends and family were recounted fondly.
It was good to see Gill from the pet therapy sessions, she brought along Jade for her first visit to the home and she made an impact on the residents. We are very happy to have these visits, as some of the residents fondly remember their own pets and appreciate the physical contact and connections. Gill works hard to make sure that her lovely dogs don’t overwhelm residents and we are seeing great results.

We have enjoyed our regular sessions with Simon, Phillipa and the Dave Marshall, all providing their own specialist entertainment and activities for our residents, and these are always well received.
A definite highlight of the month was a visit from relatives of one of our residents, who kindly offered to provide us with a blue grass music performance in the lounge. Professional entertainers; they held the residents spell bound with some favourite tunes including a Cliff Richard medley, which had many of us singing and clapping along. It really was a lovely gesture, and much appreciated by their audience. Thank you to our musical family, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
This month also saw the return of the highly contested Activities Team Scrabble competition. On this occasion, Suzanne and her team narrowly beat Tracie’s team…well done, Suzanne, but we are sure that Tracie and the Scrabblers will be back for revenge.
Church visits; baking of lemon drizzle cake and jam tarts; quizzes and treat trolleys continue to keep us busy and of course the rugby world cup is on the television for those interested.
We have also been enjoying listening to the local radio station, Purbeck FM, broadcasting from the pier and enjoy their wide range of music and chat throughout the day.

We are making plans for autumn and all the occasions we celebrate and will be seeing our autumn entertainment diaries fill up in the coming weeks. Take care from all of the Wordsworth House Team
Until next month…

*Note from the Editor,
October is rapidly approaching, and things will be a little quieter on the entertainment front here for a short time as Suzanne takes a brief, well- earned break and Tracie is off for a while, becoming bionic. We wish Tracie a speedy recovery and look forward to her next blog.

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