Thursday, 6 June 2019

Dementia Week at The Dial House

As part of Dementia Week The Dial House in Reepham invited us for tea and cakes. Dementia Week this year is all about raising awareness of the disease and breaking the stigma around the sometimes awkward and difficult questions that people have about it. Check out the great video from Alzheimer's Society which is shared on our Facebook feed which uses the hashtag #AskusAnything to find out more. Thank you The Dial House for having us, we had a lovely time and look forward to seeing you again soon in the future.

Edna and the chef 

 Ken gives us a wave

 Edna and Dan, the head chef pose for a photo

Steve and his wife Lynn

Lisa and Edna

Tim with Gwyneth and Freda

Lisa and Edna 

Shelia and Carolina

Victoria and Steve

All aboard!




Catching up

We are going back in time to catch you up with all that's been happening at Woodspring in May. Xen Art brought in the Folk Dance Remixed group to perform and they were amazing! Pauline and Steve loved it, Steve got into a rhythm and was drumming away and Pauline was up and dancing as usual! And a few weeks ago we had India Day, we had fun learning about Indian culture and some interesting facts about it. We then tried some sarees on and some people tried on a turban too.

Pauline got the party started

Irene with Folk Dance Remixed

The gang

Joyce part of the conga

Betty in the conga

Joyce and Folk Band Remixed

Everyone dancing

Donna puts Betty's saree on

Steve tries his turban on

Betty and Victoria

Steve and Tina

Sunday, 14 April 2019

We regularly do trips out with the residents and staff and last week we went for tea at The Dial House in Reepham. As you can see, we were treated to some delicious cakes and snacks. It was a wonderful afternoon for everyone. Thank you to The Dial House for inviting us.

Betty and Priscilla

The gang 

Friday, 12 April 2019

Easter Art

In preparation for Easter, staff and residents have been embracing their artistic side by painting some Easter eggs. Getting creative is great for cognitive stimulation, as well as helping relaxation and reducing anxiety. The results were beautiful.







Joan and Audrey

Sing your Heart Out

Last Monday Victoria, Terri, Amy and Lucy took residents to Fakenham Library to see Sing Your Heart Out. The group is ran by a lady who was in Steve's band, so Steve loved the performance. Another session will be held in Wells soon, Steve wont want to miss it!



Everyone enjoying the music

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Red Nose Day Sponsored Walk

Residents, staff and friends walked together though the town in their crazy headwear, collecting donations on the way. The people of Fakenham were very supportive, donating a lot to the cause. We walked on down to the river to feed the ducks and after a photo shoot carried on to Fakenham Garden Centre who very kindly treated us to tea and coffee. We raised £278.42 with £147 being donated on our giving page. Woodspring House matched this amount so the total is now £556.84! I would like to thank everyone for all of your support, giving up your time to join us in donating to Red Nose Day. All your donations will go towards transforming the lives of people in need. Thank you.

Clown Ken the entertainer

The Group!

By the river

Steve and his wife Jane

Going through Fakenham town

Pauline with her facepaint

Donna and Jane

Gwyneth and her facepaint 

A group picture before heading off

Pauline braves the cold in her incredible red wig

A short stop at the duck (and chicken?) pond

Off roading

We stop for tea and coffee at Fakenham Garden Centre

Sam and Izzy

Who wore it better: Gwyneth or Chloe?