Say "Hello Spring" with these tips from our care home residents
Riverside Place Care Home Tips
Benson House Care Home Tips
Our weekly Seated Exercise Classes are loved by our residents as it gets their joints moving, uplifts their spirits with 'feel good' music, hand/eye co-ordination exercises with balls and there's lots of laughter. We 'row' along the river to Henley or Oxford and clap along to Ed Sheeran. It is also inclusive for our residents in wheelchairs or with limited movement and relatives can join in with this physical activity too!
Sunday morning Bible Study Groups are well attended and important to many residents who miss going to Church every week. We play hymns and have started our own Benson House Hymn 'Book' so we can have a sing-a-long. There is a different theme each week.
Ivy Court Tips
Belmont House Nursing Home Tips
We asked residents at Belmont House for their secrets to a healthy and happy life.
Sandra, a resident at Belmont House, said “the key to a long life is to be active and eat fruit! I eat fruit salads here every day and it helps me keep healthy”. Another resident, Pat, added “the key is to surround yourself with people and have a laugh every day.” Sandra added “yes, we always have a laugh here, and that’s the best thing about being at Belmont House, the company and having everything prepared for you… I even have breakfast in bed some days as a treat!”
Our dedicated team at Belmont House put together weekly activity schedules and menus to help promote the health and wellbeing of our residents. There is fresh fruit available in our bistro, we have a salad bar at lunch time, and we offer colourful veggies with meals. Our activity schedules feature armchair exercises, walks around the garden, knit and natter club and dancing in the lounge. We understand the importance of living a happy and healthy life for our residents.
The residents at The Orchard agree a healthy, balanced diet is key to staying healthy in Spring and year round. Margaret was the first to share her recipe for cheese scones and the residents enjoyed baking them together - another great way to stay active in the kitchen, using the skills needed to help promote wellness.
The Orchard have started a ‘Recipes for life’ book, where every 2 weeks resident’s favourites recipes are featured on our menu for the home. If they're cakes/cookies, they will be displayed in the bistro in reception, for the residents and visitors to enjoy during Spring.
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