Daventry Care Home Takes Creative Approach To Raise Spirits During Coronavirus Lockdown

Staff at a Northamptonshire Care Home have been putting their creative hats on to help raise residents’ spirits during the current national lockdown.

Longlands care home in Daventry decided to put their creative hats on and organise a wide range of fun-filled events to keep residents entertained.

Most recently, this included a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, where there was a treasure hunt with different Alice in Wonderland characters hidden amongst the table decorations.

Home Manager, Samantha Spires said, “We are under no illusion as to how hard this current situation is for our residents, who are unable to have family and friends visiting. We have been trying to ramp up our activities with bingo, music quizzes and this week’s Mad Hatters Tea Party.

“We are in the process of planning a 1950s show, where the residents will be dressing up and reminiscing about their favourite films and songs from the era. Although the priority at the moment is keeping people physically safe and healthy, there is also a huge challenge around addressing people’s mental health wellbeing, so we are doing all we can to ensure our residents keeping occupied and enjoying each day as much as possible.”

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