Enjoying nature together

Lawton Manor Care Home, Staffordshire-Residents Brenda and Roy busy potting plants

"A great way for our residents to interact with our local community and enjoy activities together.”

Residents at Lawton Manor Care Home have recently enjoyed getting back to nature as part of our Naturewatch activities.

Throughout May, brighterkind homes across the UK have been getting close to nature and the great outdoors with their own ‘Naturewatch’ themed events.

From animal visits, to getting their hands dirty gardening, to welcoming insects to their home-made bug hotels, residents have enjoyed learning about the creatures and nature surrounding us.

We invited friends, family and members of the local community to get involved in our activities and great fun was had by all!

Our day began with potting new plants for our lovely garden. Our residents are encouraged to share their ideas and suggest some of their favourite flowers and we all had a great time feeling the soil between our fingers!  Afterwards we were joined by friends from our local community for a game of nature themed bingo and a poetry session which was a wonderful opportunity to reminisce about our childhoods spent in the great outdoors. Some of our residents shared stories about growing up on farms and helping to look after all the animals.

Then it was time to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea together and plan our summer ahead in the garden.

Dawn, Magic Moments Club Coordinator said “Our Naturewatch event was a great way for our residents to interact with our local community and enjoy activities together.”

Pam Meredith, a member of the community said: “Another fantastic event held by Lawton Manor. Seeing the smiles on the residents' faces makes coming to these occasions a pleasure.”

At Lawton Manor we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.

Lawton Manor Care Home is located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and provides nursing carepalliative careresidential care and respite care.

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