Flower Power Delights Dorset Care Home Residents
Residents at a Dorset care home have had a blooming good time with a day of all-out ‘flower power’.
They and staff at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Amberwood House in Ferndown put their imaginations on a floral footing to brighten up the winter.
Floral-designed bunting, table decorations and serviettes helped give the dining room and lounge a vivid blast of colour while residents and team members put on their most flowery and flamboyant shirts, scarves and dresses.
Some residents also put orchids in their hair and wore Hawaiian-style lei garlands.
As well as dressing up, activities included the opportunity to make bouquets and displays and take part in a quiz about national flowers and flags from around the world.
There was also a flower-themed singalong led by Companionship Team member and musical entertainer Rebecca Osborne featuring popular tunes such as Ramblin’ Rose, Daisy Bell and Paper Roses.
Wilma Millett was among several residents who made their own floral decorations. She said: “We had a wonderful day that certainly cheered everyone’s spirits in the middle of winter.”
Fellow resident Pat Fisher said: “It was a happy day. We were all singing and the decorations were cheerful on a dull day.”
Companionship Team Leader Kirsty Richmond Cole said: “There were some very eye-catching decorative flowers on display. The home looked beautiful and residents had lots of fun. It was all inspired by International Flower Day and the joy and appreciation people can have from flowers.”