On 29th November, residents at brighterkind’s Boroughbridge Manor Care Home in Boroughbridge enjoyed a trip to the Yorkshire Air Museum on the site of former RAF Elvington, an airfield used by Allied bomber crews during the Second World War.
As well as being home to the Allied Air Forces Memorial, the museum has over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles and an extensive collection of artefacts that span the entire history of flight, from the early pioneers of aviation, through both World Wars and on through the Cold War era.
We were fascinated by the displays and our resident Joyce told us how she used to work as a stewardess on one of the aircraft. She was delighted to see the uniform she used to wear, and happily reminisced about her flying experiences. Resident Richard was particularly interested in the Spitfire and was thrilled to be photographed next to it.
After a busy afternoon exploring we decided to treat ourselves to a well-deserved cuppa and slice of cake at the NAAFI café then it was onto the gift shop for a spot of retail therapy!
Magic Moments Club Coordinator Rose said “What a great day out, we loved every moment and our resident George was so inspired he wanted to apply for a job at the museum as a tour guide!
At Boroughbridge Manor 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.