“The children loved showing the residents how to feed the lambs and enjoyed holding their hands as we explored the farm together.”
Residents at Ross Court Care Home have enjoyed a day down on the farm with their friends from Wyetots Childminding group.
We all met up at Raglan Farm Park in Usk and started our morning out on the main field meeting the donkeys, llamas and goats. The children had a great time feeding carrots to the goats who clambered up high on the fence for extra reach which made our resident Barbara laugh!
Next we headed into the barn and helped the children bottle feed the lambs before saying hello to the emus Rod and Hull.
Our final stop was for a lovely picnic lunch together eaten al fresco, rounded off with tea and lots of delicious cakes while we watched the children running around and playing happily.
Resident Thelma said “I had a wonderful time, it took me back to my childhood and the farm I lived on with my parents.”
Childminder Jo Morris added, “The children loved showing the residents how to feed the lambs and enjoyed holding their hands as we explored the farm together.”
Magic Moments Club Coordinator Clare said, “It was lovely to see the happy smiles on the faces of our residents and the children. The interaction between the different generations is marvellous and we all love spending time together as often as we can.”
At Ross Court 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.