A lovely way to stay in touch
When Wiltshire Wildlife Trust got in touch with details of a new community engagement project, Avonbourne residents jumped at the chance to be involved.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, out of their Coombe Bissett Down nature reserve, they had hoped to deliver nature based sessions to older people living in the Salisbury area.
However, with lockdown restrictions putting paid to that, they came up with an innovative idea to engage and that's how we received Nature Postcard activity packs.
The packs contain pre-stamped blank postcards and nature based images of Wiltshire’s wildlife which can be cut out and used as a collaging activity to decorate the blank postcards.
This activity has invoked wonderful memories of walks in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
Once finished, they can then be sent to friends and family as a lovely way of staying in touch.
Changing spaces - Murial's idea to create a reading room
Murial, one of our residents came up with the idea of turning one of the smaller meeting areas into a quiet space where residents can enjoy reading their favourite book or watching the wildlife in the garden, whilst listening to classical music.
Ideas are always welcomed from our residents and this one has been a huge success; the room has become a private space offering calm and tranquillity to our residential household.
Thank you Murial.
Lake House spreads positivity
The home decided to ask its local community for contributions to a ‘Positivity Challenge’. Anyone could enter by sending poems, stories, video clips or letters to residents at Lake House. It gave people the opportunity to share their creativity as well as bringing a smile to residents at the home.
As well as many poems, artwork and stories, residents received a wonderful video, filmed and created by children in the village.
Valentine's Day at Langford View
Langford View residents enjoyed Valentine's Day celebrations with a Cream Tea afternoon, Valentine's Bingo and a game of Matching Hearts. All the residents, including Elizabeth pictured enjoyed the afternoon.
Ron sang 'Be my Valentine' as we came around with the Valentines Tea Trolley. It was lovely to hear Ron sing, and emotional as he told us he sang this to his lovely wife. Ron was full of smiles and said he had not sung the song for a long time.