Flowerdown Care Home in Winchester recently enjoyed an autumnal trip to the Hillier Garden Centre in Botley.
We are piloting the Oomph! Out and About service, so that homes can arrange exciting excursions for residents to go further afield. This is part of our Fresh Air strategy, which aims to get everybody outside and out into the community as much as possible, as this can really lift the spirits!
As avid garden enthusiasts in the past, residents Betty, Doreen and Pat were keen to visit the local garden centre to see the all the flowers. The ladies had a great afternoon browsing the plants as well as the clothes, before having a good old catch up over a cup of tea!
Magic Moments Club Co-ordinator Katie Ford said, “Visiting a Garden Centre had been on Betty, Pat and Doreen’s wish list for quite a while so they were extremely pleased that we were able to make it happen for them!”
At Flowerdown 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.