Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Red Nose Day Sponsored Walk

The Woodspring House Red Nose Day Sponsored Walk is happened on Friday 15th of March. Please donate here and come along at 11am for us to take on a mile around town. Bring your craziest, fanciest headwear to show off through the town, before we head down by the river and stop off at the Garden Centre for a cuppa. And the best part? Whatever we raise Woodspring House will match!

See you there!!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Africa Day

We are globe trotting at Woodspring House at the moment and we have currently landed in Africa! A massive continent to explore! We barely scratched the surface but we did celebrate it by getting out the drum, getting dressed up and we looked at some traditional items which got people talking.

Janet plays the drum

Talking points, we had a look some traditional items from Africa

Ken plays the drum

Betty plays the drum 

Strike a pose

Irene plays the drum

Andrew looking the pro

To get in the African spirit we dressed up in some "African dress"

Monday, 11 February 2019

Trip out to Bawdeswell

Woodspring House took a trip out to Bawdeswell Garden Centre to attend a dementia friendly luncheon a few weeks ago. The event always has a good turn out and the residents enjoyed the opportunity to get out and about and to fit in some shopping too.
Everybody at lunch

Gwyneth wants to make a purchase

Joan finds a great buy

Pauline at lunch

Lades who lunch: Audrey and Gwyneth


Friday, 1 February 2019

George's birthday

It was George's birthday on the 23rd of January at Woodspring House. To celebrate we had the rock 'n' rollin Karl Richardson in to perform!

George with his daughter Tina.

Janet and Peggy have a dance

Pauline enjoying the hat.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Movement to Music

This week's movement to music was great fun! We got the parachute out and Pauline's family and friends couldn't resist the fun so stayed longer to join in!
Pauline with her family and friends joined in the fun

Betty and Ken

Heather was away so Victoria and Donna were in charge

Monday, 14 January 2019

Brian's birthday

To celebrate Brian's birthday this month we had in Miss Kitty Collins to perform some jazz and rock numbers from the 40's up to the 60's! It was a great time and the usual suspects were up on the dance floor giving us their moves!
Brian and Carey

Miss Kitty Collins, Pauline and Steve

Joyce and Miss Kitty Collins


Pauline drags Tim onto the dancefloor

Brian blows out his birthday cake candles 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Flower arranging and Thursford Trip

Before Christmas Rita, the Woodspring Gardener, came in to make some Christmas wreaths with the residents. The results were stunning. Then we returned to Thursford to enjoy the light spectacular, with a range of fluffy moving displays all in the Christmas theme.

Residents gather for a chat and a sit down

Ken shows off his fantastic wreath

Andrew in the process of making is wreath

John making his flower arrangement

Gwyneth looking pleased with her flower arrangement

Joan shares a laugh with Tim about Thursford

Everybody at Thursford with their 3D glasses on

Betty at Thursford

The January Activities Chart

The January activity chart is here! As you can see we have 5 residents and 4 staff birthdays this month so there are lots of parties!
Come and help us celebrate or call in any time!
Once a month we have a special day visiting another country or county of England. On Tuesday the 15th we are in London having a discussion in the morning then followed by a traditional lunch. The menu is not decided yet, so please post your ideas in the comments below!

Santa comes to Woodspring

Christmas may have been and gone but to remind us of the festive period in these bleak early January days here are some pictures of Christmas Eve at the home when Santa made a very special appearance after we had sung some carols around the piano with Patrick.

Residents gather to sing carols

Santa is in the building

Steve and Santa

Irene receives her present

Magda and Santa

Brian and Santa

Pauline and Santa

Audrey and Santa

Joyce and Santa

Andrew and Santa 

John and Santa

Eric has a laugh with Santa

Joan can't believe her eyes!

Ken receives his present

Andrew, "He should have gone to Specsavers"

Steve plays the piano for everyone

Patrick came in to play the carols on the piano