November saw another busy month for activities here at Wordsworth House for our residents.November brings alot of memories for our residents with rememberance day so this year everyone was busy making poppies for the whole house which they all wore on rememberance sunday while watching the parade on tv.We also enjoyed handbag arts & crafts where they got to design there own cotton handbags and keep them.The call to mind game also proved to be a great social game this month as it always brings together residents both with and without dementia who were able to interact with lots of stories of days gone by.
One of the new activities we tried this month which was requested by one of our residents was woodwork.This activity worked really well as our resident was a carpenter and doing this activity took him back to his younger working years which was fantastic to see him able to sand down the wood and make his own block i have to say he really did enjoy his afternoon.As we know November is children in need and we all had fun with a fabulous selfie day with pudsey bear as well as a cake sale to raise money for children in need well done everyone what bought cakes!!!
Sadly we have to say goodbye to Georgie our pet therapy dog who has now gone into retirement.Thankyou Liz for bringing Georgie who brought so much joy to our residents and really did make a difference.I hope you are all looking forward to christmas i know we are here with lots of activities and trips planned for December so untill next month we wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy shopping.
Take care from all the staff here at Wordsworth House.
A very big well done to Lucy Frost and Lorraine Plumstead who both walked from Swanage to Corfe Castle to raise money for the Alzheimers Society.It was a windy affair but both ladies completed the walk in under 3 hours and had a well deserved drink at the end. Well done ladies.
August activities have been very busy with trips out to the beach for icecream & cream teas as well as a trip to St Marys Church as a special request from one of our residents who lit a candle in memory of her husband as well as singing hymns.The sunshine also gave us a chance to do activities in the garden as well as enjoying the residents and staff BBQ with entertainment from Mr Steve Whale.
We also enjoyed another visit from Di Castle for our monthly poetry club and the residents are working on there own poem we cant wait to read it . The residents also had there monthly visit from the rev Andy which they always enjoy with a hymn service at the end of the morning and music which was provided by Bridgette thankyou. Scrabble has been a disaster for tracie still not managing to win a game well done Lucy !!!. Our residents also did alot of other activities including arts & crafts making lavender bags and clay pots as well as there weekly exercise class,a gentlemans lunch,pamper day always popular and sensory activities.On a final note for August we had a 100th Birthday in the house which is always a fabulous achievement and was celebrated in style with his family and his favourite food jelly.
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and untill next time take care
From all the staff at Wordsworth House.
The month of June was again full of activities which our residents enjoyed.Lucy along with some of our residents have now produced there own vegetable plot.The plot is coming along nicely producing potatoes,cabbages,leeks,onions,lettuces,parsley,basil and mint.We had a fabulous icecream social afternoon which everyone enjoyed along with our Make it Bake it Eat it activity where coconut ice and chocolate balls were made and not one left over.
We had our monthly visit from Andy our Local vicar were our residents were able to join in with the hymn service as well as have individual Holy Communion.Di Castle also joined us for our monthly poetry club.This was Di s third visit and is proving popular so she will be returning again in August.We also had a morning of balloon table tennis along with some homemade iced tea refreshments and welcomed a local group who go by the name of the nutty knitters who came along to Wordsworth House for a craft afternoon were our residents engaged in personalising there own knitted sensory blanket.July is looking busy in activities and our volunteers Jose and Tony will now be joining us for afternoon sessions which we are looking forward to.
The weather is now warming up so we are hoping to do more trips out to Swanage as well as activities in the garden and some dining alfresco style.We look forward to catching up again with everyone in July so until then take care and enjoy the weather.
From all the staff and residents of Wordsworth House.
In March we celebrated St Patrick day. The residents made their own Irish doughnuts which they enjoyed with Irish coffee. The Rev. Andy Roberts delivered a lovely Easter service followed by wonderful hymn singing. We would like to thank Jose and Tony who visit us every week to help with activities. this month in arts and crafts we made red,white and blue flower badges ready for next months royal street party and St Georges day. We played our normal floor games and of the course the weekly scrabble contest. Tracie is pleased to announce that her team actually managed to beat Lucie’s team, only once though!
In April, as the weather improves, we saw the start of hopefully many trips out this summer. We went to Durlston Castle for tea and cake. Despite the breezy weather we were able to enjoy the magical views.
Pamper day this month was throw back 80’s, we even had the care manager reminiscing about her younger years.
Holy communion and hymns were received well as always. But the highlight of the month was our right royal knees up party to celebrate the queens 90th birthday. As ever a party at Wordsworth house isn’t complete without the fabulous Steve Whale. We even had a visit from her royal highness, aka Lucy! (photos to follow)
Di Castle visited us again for poetry month.
We are looking forward to May and hopefully the start of summer activities in the garden.