Thelma’s 100th birthday celebrations at Foxby Court
Earlier in June we celebrated, Thelma’s 100th birthday in style!
Residents at Foxby Court joined Thelma for Bucks Fizz at breakfast with crumpets. Thelma also had her hair done mid-morning ready for lunch with her family.
The team, along with residents at the home, had a lovely time at Thelma’s special garden party, with entertainment by singer Tara. There were lots of smiles, singing and dancing! A very happy birthday to you Thelma!
Fundraising at Rodley House
Rodley House in Lydney have raised a whopping £1070 through their fundraising activities.
As part of the fundraising the team at Rodley House completed a 24-hour cycle ride where they cycle a staggering 923 miles in 24 hours!
Rodley House also held a bake sale outside the home where they sold yummy cakes and increased their fundraising total further.
The residents at Rodley House held a meeting and decided they would like to buy a water feature for the garden with the funds, the home will then have a celebration picnic and cream tea in the garden whilst looking at their lovely new water feature.
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.