Thursday, 28 August 2014
We went to the high street for chat club. Not literally though as the weather was pretty poor. Donna found various things in her cupboards that might have been worn or bought on an outing. The fox fur complete with the mouth (including tongue) as a clasp is a bit much for today's tastes!
|Gwen , ready for some shopping, models the fox fur|
Monday, 25 August 2014
Jo Baldwin is away so Donna did a good job of standing in for Friday's 'Natterjack' session, (also known as Cognitive stimulation Therapy). After looking through the papers and finding stories of interest she also found a word game that got everyone thinking. Barbara Fitzpatrick was particularly good at it. Throwing a ball about is always fun too.
|Ellen, Gwen, Donna and Magda|
|Gwen and Renee|
|Iris and Mick C in action.|
Patrick had a bit of a short session on Friday as we had a staff meeting but Magda still had time to sketch him at the piano. Sam has been coming in to help during the school holidays and had a go at flower arranging.
|Magda with her sketch of Patrick playing the piano|
|Patrick playing the piano.|
|Sam and Poppy admire Sam's flower arranging.|
Friday, 15 August 2014
John Harris came on Monday afternoon for an interactive session on the piano. He does a very good job of involving the audience not only through playing requests and sing-a-longs, but also by getting us to think of tunes that are connected. For instance we had songs with colours in - Blue Moon, Green Green Grass of Home, Tie a Yellow Ribbon etc, etc.
|Barbara, Poppy and John|
|Mick, Nora, Iris and Angela|
|Rosa and John|
Donna has had a week off and the staff have been doing a great job of organising alternative activities. Nas did his bit on Thursday by organising a chat club, looking through the newspaper for things of interest. In the afternoon his brother brought in their puppy Jakey for a visit. Jakey is very sweet.
|Nas, Ellen and Jakey|
|John, Nas' brother and Jakey|
|Joan F and Nas|
|Nas does Chat Club|
We have a very talented artist come to stay for a while. As well as joining in Victoria's art group Magda always has a sketch pad to hand and does very good likenesses of the residents and staff.
|Victoria's art group in action.|
|Magda Sketching Mary C|
|Magda and Renee|
|Mary C and Lauren doing Autumn leaves|
Saturday, 2 August 2014
It was Derrick's Birthday on Tuesday and since it was another sunny day we spent the morning outside. Singer Stacy Collins came to make it a good party in the afternoon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Derrick.
|Poppy and Ada|
|Andy, Barbara and Gwen enjoy a choc-ice|
|Rosa, Derrick and cake|
|Derrick with an ice cream nose..|
|Mary C and Mary M|
|Poppy and her sister.|
|Stacy, Mary and Derrick singing|