Sunday, 15 July 2018

Alzheimer's cup cake day

To raise money for Alzheimer's day Victoria organised a cup cake baking day! We had so much fun making, baking and decorating the cup cakes and we raised £50 so far! Although the cup cakes were out for sale, one of the biggest challenges Victoria faced was stopping the residents from getting to them first!

Betty and Pauline get stuck in

Andrew creating his masterpiece

Steve and Betty

Joyce decorating her cupcake

The beautiful finished product

Geoff making the cupcakes 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Merriment and mischief

As per usual each week we have activities on at Woodspring House, including movement to music with Heather which encourages everyone to keep fit and active. Then we also have other activities which are in keeping with the seasons. So this week the residents have been hard at work making elderflower cordial and champagne! One of the best jobs of the year, and the results are pretty exciting too. We look forward to (responsibly) trying some in a few weeks time!

Gwyneth is always in the spirit for having fun!

Steve gets in the spirit!

Joyce and Janet make the Elderflower Champagne

Pauline, Betty and Steve

Andrew and John

Movement to music fun!

Geoff in Movement to Music

Victoria and Geoff 

Brian fooling around 

Brian and Donna have a dance

Friday, 13 July 2018

Steve and Barbara's birthday

A few weeks ago it was Steve and Barbara's birthday so we had Time Scape in to entertain. Happy birthday Steve and Barbara!!
Barbara and her cake! Happy Birthday Barbara!

Steve and his birthday cake! Happy Birthday Steve!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Steve's band performs!

Last week was Steve's birthday at Woodspring House and to entertain everyone his band "Playing for Cake" came in and brought Steve's Double Bass to play and join in. They were a huge success and got everyone up and dancing. They were so good that they will return again soon, which we are very much looking forward to!

Steve and his band

Staff and residents up for a dance

Steve joins in with everyone else

Steve and his band

Emma and Ena

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Xen Arts and Litcham infants visit

At Woodspring House we always encourage cross generational activities and play. It has been proven to be incredibly beneficial in promoting healthy bodies and minds in the older generation, especially those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's, as well as improving development in children too. So a few weeks back we had some children from Litcham Infant School come into Woodspring with Xen Arts. The children played clapping games with the residents along with general mischief and mayhem. As you can see from pictures it was a huge success and everyone enjoyed being children for the day. We are sure to invite back again very soon! Xen Arts does activities with Litcham Infant School and Woodspring regularly each month - so please come along and join us next time!

Irene and one of the children play

Gwyneth and the ladies with the school children

Steve plays a clapping game with one of the children

Everyone wanted to play a clapping game. Here is John with one of the children.

Pauline plays too

Cross generational play and activities are very beneficial for cognitive function and general well being

Let's get dancing - everyone joined in!

Two girls from Litcham Infant School demonstrate their clapping songs

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The raptors visit

Last week we had the raptors come and visit Woodspring House. As you can see from the pictures they are incredible beings and we were fortunate enough to have them in our Orangery. Pussy cat was less impressed and had to be escorted out of the building to prevent any attacks. But with puss out of the way everyone loved the birds and many people got up close and personal getting a chance to touch and stroke such magnificent creatures. Amazing!

 Little and large - Eric says hello to little owl

 Andrew gets up close and personal with the owl

 "Look how beautiful my wings are!"

 Peggy with the fierce looking owl

 Manager Lisa and the owl

 Pauline says hello but keeps her distance - wise move Pauline!

 Joyce with the owl

 Audrey's brave and goes in for a stroke

 Betty makes friends with little owl

"What you looking at...?!" I might be small but I got attitude!

Not a good day for puss - she had to be escorted out of the building by Heather! (Sorry puss!)

Friday, 25 May 2018

Joe's birthday!

For Joe's birthday we had The Duo Gig band come in to perform. They played a variety of tunes including folk pop which everyone enjoyed and got everyone involved. They will be joining us again on the 10th June for Music Therapy sessions. There after, the 1st Sunday of every month. Come along and join in!

 Joe with his wife Peggy - Happy Birthday Joe!

 The band - The Duo Gig!

Everyone in the Orangery to watch the music, with Joe and Peggy in the front row