Rosemary shows off her family treasures
Rosemary has been reminiscing and showing us some of the delightful treasures she keeps in her room at Ashwood Care Centre. These included her parents wedding photo and a book that her mother gave her with tissue paper for pressing flowers. Rosemary explained: “I used to do this with my grandmother, she was the one who taught me.”
Rosemary also shared stories about the notes she found. There was one giving her husband some advice on what he could eat for lunch. “I must have gone out for the day,” Rosemary said.
Ponies visited Edwardstow Court Care Centre
Cotswold Riding Opportunities Project (CROP) borrowed two ponies, Ollie and Paddy, from Bourton Vales Equestrian Centre and brought them into the garden at Edwardstow Court for all the residents to be able to see and stroke them.
Many of the residents at OSJCT Edwardstow Court have kept horses over the years so they were delighted to have the ponies visit in the garden and reminisce about their experiences with horses over the year.
Leanne Launchbury from CROP said, “The reactions from the residents are absolute proof that ponies are magic. We saw a type of engagement that has not been seen for months and they brought back fond memories - it didn’t just make the residents smile, it made us smile too!”
Ashwood Care Centre’s, Garden Fun Day event!
The activities team transformed the central pergola into a static horse carousel, complete with fairground organ music. Face painting was available along with fresh candy floss, popcorn, and lots of games. The glorious weather drew lots of residents, grouped in their social bubbles, into the garden to join in the fun.
Freda from Ermine House celebrated her 101st Birthday
Freda started the day with a visit from her family and then had an afternoon tea party with some of her friends in the home.
What a wonderful day Freda has had! We hope she felt very spoilt with all her lovely cards and presents.
Wishing Winnie a very Happy 100th Birthday!
The team at Watersmead celebrated Winnie’s 100th birthday with her.
Natasha Wheeler, Activities Coordinator, said: “We hope your special day was filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter and love… exactly what you have brought to the world for 10 decades!
“What an honour it’s been to celebrate your 100th birthday with you.
“Lots of birthday love from everyone at Watersmead.”
Mosaic workshop at Paternoster House
Residents from Paternoster House and students from Cirencester College have come together to work on a project to bring residents together with students and their tutor Sadie from the college for some mosaic workshops.
Sadie, from Cirencester College is running the five-week Mosaic class via a Zoom video call and will be continuing the session with five weeks of watercolours too.
The residents have really enjoyed the sessions and always look forward to seeing Sadie on the call and learning new skills. Several studies show that art can improve well-being and even reduce the depression and anxiety that are often symptomatic of chronic diseases.