Residents of Alsager based care home, Twyford House, are enjoying increased happiness and wellbeing thanks to a specially designed activities campaign rolled out by the team.
Home to residents since its opening in August 2020, Twyford House has been offering engaging activities including intergenerational care initiatives, walking clubs and animal therapy, to put smiles on the faces of residents.
Residents have also had the opportunity to meet virtually with children and staff from Townhouse Nurseries in Alsager. This has brought about many benefits for all involved, including inducing laughter, prompting reminiscence, and boosting literacy, language and social skills.
One of the children at Townhouse Nurseries has even named one of the new lambs on her family farm after a Twyford House resident, Rosemary Roberts.
This is particularly special news for the care home to share, as Rosemary (Ro), is very fond of lambs and sheep, with her grandchildren calling her “Grandma Sheep”! Ro and her fellow residents were very excited to receive a visit from the new lamb.
Gentle sports and exercise classes are also encouraged at the home, with resident Pearl Maries proving herself to be a keen hula-hooper and an expert with a skipping rope!
Twyford House have reported vast improvements in the physical and emotional health of their residents since they moved into the care home and began partaking in the activities programme.
General Manager at Twyford House, Laura Locket, said: “The care, health and wellbeing of our residents is at the heart of everything we do here at Twyford House. The activities programme is specially designed and tailored to help and support residents, and we have seen such wonderful improvements.
Laura added; some of our residents were struggling with mobility when they moved into their new home, and they are now thriving, hula-hooping and even skipping! The whole team are looking forward to getting out and about more with residents once restrictions allow, to put even more smiles on their faces”.