Residents at Scarbrough Court have started their own gardening club to transform the Home's courtyard into a nature paradise. At the Home, the warm temperatures have encouraged residents to get their courtyard ready for the summer. Putting on their gloves and grabbing their shovels, residents planted flowers that will soon transform the garden into a sea of bloom. They were helped by staff from the Home's Activities Team, the Maintenance Team and Activities Coordinator Dawn Peter's daughter Katie, who likes to visit the residents in her spare time.
Residents at James Terry Court have been showing off their artistic skills to help mark this year’s Dementia Awareness Week between 14 and 21 May. Activities Coordinator Carol Roberts organised various activities throughout the week for residents at the Home in South Croydon. Amongst the fun, residents enjoyed a flower arranging session, gathering colourful flowers to help brighten up their care home, and a craft afternoon, making butterfly portraits using different materials including buttons.
Residents and staff at Prince George Duke of Kent Court have gone back in time to the 1950s to mark Mental Health Week, Dementia Awareness Week and Dying Matters Awareness Week, which all fall in May. On Friday 5 May, staff and residents at the Home in Chislehurst, Kent, held a 1950s theme party, to help highlight some of the biggest health campaigns.