The spookiest day of the year has arrived and our homes across the country have got into the spirit of the haunted holiday. In preparation for Halloween, the services got involved with a number of fun activities. It brings us such great pleasure to see so many of our residents getting involved with activities in the home and outside our facilities. Our team leaders, activities coordinators and home managers have put a lot of energy and time into creating fun memories and putting smiles on their residents’ faces.
Halloween is that time of year when the ghouls and goblins come out to play and the Bispham Gardens residents certainly had some laughter and fun making their Halloween masks and handmade cards. Bispham residents had a full and busy day that included baking chocolate cupcakes, and pumpkin carving followed by a special appearance from Ray who regularly comes to entertain the elderly residents with song stylings. We had staff dancing with the residents in the common room and everyone had fun singing along.
Over at our Peterborough-based service, one of the residents Bradley, was taken to go pumpkin picking with a few of his support staff. He got to walk around in the field, take pictures with the sculptures and pick the perfect pumpkin. The service also decorated their home with spiders, cobwebs and a purple Halloween tree – which is a first for the books.
In the lead-up towards Halloween Holdingham Grange (elderly service) surprised the Sleaford specialist services with a treat! Chef PK and her kitchen staff provided Meadowbeck along with Holdingham Lodge and House with tasty cupcakes, some icing and sweets to decorate the baked goods. Not only were the cupcakes well decorated by the residents of Meadowbeck. Both the staff and the residents thoroughly enjoyed their surprise and were grateful to the Holdingham Grange kitchen staff.
A couple of our residents, Kerry and Jamie hit the shops to purchase some Halloween supplies. They each enjoyed their day out and even tucked into some lunch which left bright smiles on their faces.
It’s always a great idea to take advantage of any opportunity to celebrate and create memories for our residents. We always aim for our residents to be engaged with activities, events or projects that positively stimulate their minds and provide a well-rounded standard of living.