So September saw our residents out in the community with our twice monthly trips to St Marys Parish church which as ever brings Wordsworth House into the community as well as the church in to Wordsworth House when we have our monthly hymn service again thankyou to John and Bridgette who give up there free time to come and visit.We also had a fabulous afternoon on the sea front in the beach hut which was loaned to us from the Swanage Dementia Friendly community.This afternoon although a bit windy saw the sun come out but most importantly saw our residents enjoying fresh air and watching everyday life.They were able to take in the sights and smells of the sea as well as every day town life from children on the beach to people going around and about their daily buisness.We also most importantly enjoyed a fish and chip lunch wrapped in its traditional paper which in itself brings lots of memories. We also enjoyed another visit from Simon from brighter days who as always is able to motivate and get our residents having lots of fun in the afternoons.
September also saw us have an end of summer fund raiser which included a raffle and entertainment provided by Karl Latimer.The fund raiser is ongoing as we are raising money for our residents mini bus and we are doing so well.A massive thankyou to all who have donated we are well over half way.Our residents also enjoyed all there usual activities which we do try and put on each month at there request as they do like routine as well as other new activities they have choosen to do.Dedicated Dementia Day which is on a Tuesday is still going strong and i was fortunate to attend a music and wellbeing course which is all about the benefits of music in dementia care.This was a fantastic training session and i am very much looking forward to bringing into the home.This will be a chance for all the staff to get involved in seeing how music has an impact in dementia care and how it not only brings joy with residents having their own personal play lists but it can also help in aggitation and personal care as well as movement and excercise.
I hope you have enjoyed this months blog and i look forward to letting you know what we have all been up to in October.
So untill then keep smiling
Tracie and all the team at Wordsworth House.