Dominoe making at Home of Compassion

The residents at Home of Compassion in Thames Ditton, Surrey, enjoyed a craft session with Simon Read the Site Maintenance Officer at the home.

Simon took an hour out of his busy schedule to work with the residents to make some large scale dominoes from scratch. It was a wonderfully fun activity and everyone helped. He prepared the oak wood and cut them into  96mm x 47mm size pieces for each of the residents to be able to get involved in the next stage.  He then sandpapered the pieces down, and with the pillar drill he brought in, each resident got to drill some the indentations to number the pieces. Once this was done the residents coated the pieces with Danish oil and left them to dry.

Activities are an important part of every day living at Home of Compassion, they help to engage the mind, stimulate brain cells, and provide very necessary interaction and communication with others. These types of crafting activities help with hand to eye coordination and encourage a feeling of satisfaction once the residents can see and use the finished product.

On Wednesday 15th February they will be working on stage 2 with Simon before being able to play with them.

Home of Compassion provides residential, nursing and dementia care in a luxurious care home, set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton. The impressive Grade II* mansion has been recently restored and extended to create an extremely comfortable, modern care home which sets new standards for care for up to 70 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Home of Compassion and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5406 or enquiries@CaringHomes.org

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones

Address

58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,
Surrey,
KT7 0TT

Contact
0808 223 5406
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