Runwood Homes Senior Living were delighted to launch their annual Blooming Marvellous competition once again this year. The competition sees residents getting involved in creating beautiful garden and outdoor spaces that they can be proud of and enjoy.
The initiative received great interest from residents and staff alike, allowing everyone in the home to work together on a project which promotes stimulation and purpose, and something, when complete, all at the home are able to appreciate.
For residents, gardening is such an enjoyable and familiar activity to join in with or just sit and watch. Spending time outdoors has a vast array of benefits for residents in care homes, including a sense of achievement when growing and planting, a chance to connect with others, and an ability to learn and improve one’s skills. The Blooming Marvellous competition has proved very successful every year, and is a key initiative in helping to enhance the wellbeing of residents.
This year, Runwood Homes received some very strong entries from across the Group, and were proud to announce Leawood Manor in West Bridgford, Nottingham, as the overall winners for the competition. It was clear that Leawood Manor had worked exceptionally hard on their garden, which will no doubt be enjoyed by all at the home. The winning garden is home to beautiful flowers, bright outdoor decorations and an impressive variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.