Ross Court Care Home residents enjoy an energising start to 2019 with the Little Twinkles children

Mya holds hands with resident Glynn while little Arthur checks out his wheelchair

On 10th January, residents at brighterkind's Ross Court Care Home in Herefordshire were delighted to welcome their friends from the Little Twinkles childminding group to join them for a fun-filled exercise session.

The children come to our home every fortnight to join in with our residents’ activities and we decided that the best way to kick off 2019 on their first visit of the year was to put on some lively music and get moving together in one of our Oomph exercise sessions.

Residents and children alike were eager to show off their pom-pom shaking skills and the sparkly scarves we use as props went down well with some impressive skipping and a tug of war between all ages. Our Oomph equipment also includes bendy noodles which resident Phyllis and little Matthew decided to use for a jousting match!

Clare Lockley, Magic Moments Club Coordinator said “We all love spending time with our friends from Little Twinkles and it’s great to see the different generations interacting together.”

Jo, one of the childminders said “The children really love jumping around and showing the residents their dance moves.” Resident Vilma added “I love seeing the children laughing and having fun, it’s infectious and it makes my day.”

Once we’d worn each other out with all the activity we settled down for story time with a book about Incy Wincy Spider and his friends and started discussing plans for our next adventure together.

At Ross Court care Home 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.

Ross Court Care Home is located in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, and provides residential care and respite care.

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