HC One’s Springwater Lodge care home have been keeping busy during lockdown and wanted to share a few activities they’d had throughout.
Colleagues at the Nottingham care home have been making sure to try out new activities safely, celebrate birthdays and keep spirits as high as possible throughout this unusual and difficult period.
Resident Mavis celebrated her 90th birthday during lockdown. She was surrounded by cards and gifts which had been sent to the home by her family. A fantastic buffet spread was put out too for Residents to enjoy, as Colleagues sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mavis.
One of the ideas from the wellbeing team was animal bingo, which was great fun for the Residents. They were able to socially distance and have an enjoyable afternoon laughing and trying to win the game.
Another afternoon the Residents spent time having their photo taken whilst holding up a message to their loved ones. The colourful rainbow and positive message were something Residents were excited to have sent out to let their families know they are doing well.
Throughout the lockdown the one constant has been missing seeing friends and family, so the home has tried to keep communication going as much as possible.
The home has even been on local radio to ask people from the community to become pen pals. This had a great response and lots of lovely cards and pictures were sent in from children.
Opening up the cards was a real boost to the home, and it felt wonderful to keep in touch with not only loved ones but have the care and support from the local community too.
Luckily we have been able to enjoy a few sunny days at the home too, with Residents getting to enjoy some fresh air – not to mention some socially distanced water fights (unluckily for the staff who were the targets!), followed by a tasty ice cream to cool down with too.