Egg-Citing Afternoon For Care Home Residents
Issued with photos: Activities assistants Sophie Carter and Kathy Burge with resident Pam Frankum; Kathy Burge, Richard Dempslake and resident Liz Hardy; Camelot House activities team sing to residents
Residents at a Somerset dementia care home have been getting in the mood for the Easter weekend with a range of egg-citing activities arranged by the activities team.
Organiser Richard Dempslake and his team supported the people living with dementia at Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington to engage in a range of themed activities, including one that proved to have special appeal for those with sensory loss – applying feathery decorations to t-shirts.
Residents were also supported to make and decorate Easter eggs and chick cut-outs, creating a colourful backdrop for their seasonal activities, as well as to design and create Easter trees using old wood found in Taunton’s Vivary Park.
Richard Dempslake said: “Our residents really liked the idea of recycling the branches and enjoyed creating something new out of them.
“Making bird masks and chick headbands was also a great hit and we wore some of them while performing a selection of spring-themed songs together.
“We sang old favourites such as The Birdie Song, The Ugly Duckling, Tulips from Amsterdam, as well as Who’s That Chick by Rihanna, which they love.
“Special chocolate bunnies were awarded to residents who sang the loudest or made up their own dance routines, and there were Easter treats for everybody.
“We like to make the most of every excuse for a celebration!”