Residents, family members and staff enjoyed the eagerly awaited Windlesham Manor Summer Garden Party on Friday August 17th. It was the first time that the party was held slightly later in the day taking advantage of the warm weather into the evening.
Some great rock and roll 1950s hit music was provided by the guitar swinging duo, Rock n’ rolls runaways while children and adults alike took advantage of having some fun temporary tattoos added to their hands and arms by the tattoo art by Kimbeley
A delicious spread of savoury followed by sweet dishes was provided by our resident chef Martin Higgins outdoors and under gazebos set in the beautiful Windlesham Manor gardens which had been decorated with balloons and shiny old records!
For the younger visitors a bouncy castle was set up for a few hours of happy bouncing
By witnessing the beauty and awe of a sunset, you can actually slow down your perception of time! Windlesham Manor residents often enjoy sunset cruises to the Ashdown Forest to take in the splendour of the sunset in this beautiful part of the world.
Research as shown that gardening can help with major health issues such as stress, dementia and obesity as well as being thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding! The residents have been preparing for summer by planting seedlings and working in the greenhouse.
Simon Roll, Personal Trainer and founder of Alive & Active visits Windlesham Manor regularly to take the residents through his specialised exercise programme. The goal is simple “To ensure that by keeping our elderly population active, they stay independent, confident and happy for as long as possible.” Learn more about Alive & Active on their website at www.aliveandactive.co.uk
The residents enjoyed a scrumptious carvery lunch on Wednesday 9th May cooked and served by our chef Martin Higgins. Once a month Windlesham Manor offer the residents something a little different, such as a seasonal treat or lunch around an international food theme. Regular tea parties are also held, a chance for residents to invite their friends and family for tea and sweet treats!
The gentle stretching of yoga poses can go a long way in helping develop greater flexibility, which can ensure that you maintain a good range of motion as you get older, other benefits also include the slowing of bone density loss.
The Windlesham Manor residents are greatly enjoying the benefits that yoga can offer, taking part in regular Yoga classes held every Wednesday with Suzie Tait