As part of our Rhythm of Life development and Dementia Action Week activities, our training team are delivering a series of Namaste workshops to enable activity workers and care staff to provide Namaste to people living with advanced dementia. Namaste is a sensory based programme incorporating things like hand massage, scented soaps and soothing music aimed at engaging residents who can no longer participate in traditional activities, ensuring that all residents receive the stimulation and engagement they need.
Wishing a very happy belated birthday to Betty at Fourfields! Betty celebrated her 102nd birthday in style with a surprise performance from a fantastic Elvis tribute act. She had a good laugh watching the staff in the home dancing along and was quick to request her favourite songs when Elvis got started!
Our homes are busy supporting the national Dementia Friends initiative!
This week, Garden City Court Q Club hosted a coffee morning Dementia Friends Information Session for the local community and Jubilee Court held a very well attended evening session. A big thank you to everyone who attended and signed up to this movement – together, the small things each of us can do can make a difference!
Help the Silver Court Ladies raise money for Cancer Research UK with the Race for Life on the 3rd June! This will be the Quantum Care team’s 10th year taking part in the amazing event, racing for family, friends and colleagues in support of Cancer Research UK. Please sponsor the runners and share the link to raise as much as possible for such an important cause!
Fosse House residents have taken advantage of the sunny weather to get to work making a few improvements to their nature garden! In addition to planting some new creature-friendly bedding, they felt that it was time for new living quarters for their feathered residents. New bird houses have been painted up in Rhythm of Life colours and they look very smart as well as being much easier to spot among the greenery!
Mayfair Lodge residents are all ready for the Royal Wedding tomorrow! The home has been decorated throughout by receptionist Angie and activity worker Peter to make sure everything is set up for the big day!
Bernie joined us at Heath House for a seaside themed reminiscence session! Our residents always enjoy his visits and he puts on a great show, this time helped on the puppet show by Myles, the grandson of one of our residents!
Residents at Garden City Court enjoyed a visit from activity worker Sam's kittens: Pebbles and Bam Bam. Everyone enjoyed having a cuddle and a stroke and said how lovely it was to have them in!
Residents, families and staff at Margaret House have been making the most of the sunshine with a BBQ in the home’s garden! They enjoyed delicious food, live music and managed to raise £70 on the day!
Meresworth residents enjoyed a visit from a group of baby goats and chicks! They each got the chance to have a cuddle with their guests and say hello and were all so happy to see them!