Meaningful activities in care homes is proven to be beneficial for seniors for many reasons including combating depression, improving mental health, tackling loneliness, providing fun and purpose, as well as promoting physical health.
Windlesham Manor Activities Organiser Sarah Dorrill does a brilliant job of planning events and activities for our residents. As well as special one off events such as pantos, music acts and outings there are also regular activities planned for morning, afternoon and evening sessions every day of the week! Something for everyone to enjoy!
Residents greatly enjoyed a visit by the some fascinating owls from Owls about Town ( www.owlsabouttown.co.uk ) on the 14th May.
Owls about Town was founded to educate and inform both children and adults about our birds, they aim to increase the awareness of these beautiful creatures and actively encourage and promote their protection and conservation as well as create an opportunity where the public can experience close contact with our birds.
Residents were entertained by a special St Georges Day panto on Friday 26th April at 3 pm organised and performed by The Uplifters and titled “By George”, it featured performances by many famous “Georges” including “George Formby” and “George Harrison”!
St George’s Day (which is celebrated on the 23rd April – the date traditionally accepted at the day the Saint died on, in AD303) has become the celebration of England’s National Day.
Easter is always a lovely time to celebrate the coming of
spring, and this year didn’t disappoint with its’ lovely warm weather right
across the Easter period.
Residents celebrated a Holy Communion with visitors from All
Saints Church, Crowborough (https://www.allsaintscrowborough.org/)
on Good Friday as well as an Easter Lunch.
Other Easter activities included Easter Flower arrangement
making on Tuesday the 16th April and an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter
Safe Haven Animal Rescue visited
Windlesham Manor on the 6th March, 2019. Residents were delighted to
meet a variety of homeless pets including a puppy, tortoise and some birds.
Two of the feathered visitors
liked it so much that they have moved in to keep the residents happy! Joey and
Biscuit now live at Windlesham Manor and can be heard happily chirping away in
their cage, just off the main dining area.
The residents enjoyed our
Valentine’s Day celebrations on Thursday 14th February, including
music from Sunset Duo – a husband and wife musical couple who often play at
Windlesham Manor, on this occasion they played a variety of well-known romantic