Activities at Dudwell St Mary
Our activity coordinator provides our home with a fun-packed weekly programme to engage all residents. Past activities include bread making, pottery, knitting, and card making. Not only do we run regular exercise programmes for the residents but we also have our regular entertainers come in to entertain our residents and their families. The activity coordinator visits residents on a one-to-one basis, for a chat, manicure and hand massage. The activity co-ordinator said "Residents love the one-to-ones and especially enjoy the manicure and hand massage, as not only is it stimulating but it boosts their confidence and pride in their appearance.''
Life at Dudwell St Mary Care Home
A Kind Donation
Our local Boots dropped off this basket for our staff as a thank you for their hard work during the pandemic.
Despite the tennis being cancelled, the residents had been enjoying watching some of the old favourite matches on the TV and listening to the players new and old talk about the game. It was wonderful to see them smile as they revisited games that remain talking points of the sport.
As a special surprise, the residents were treated to a glass of prosecco and some strawberries with cream to enjoy as they watched Steffi Graff and Boris Becker. They all had a chuckle with the famous "you cannot be serious" clip from John McEnroe in 1981.
We had a visit to the garden from Petpals. The lady showed the resident chickens, guinea pigs, ducks and a baby goat.
They were situated in the garden in pens for them to admire. The goat, named Twix, was on a lead and walked along the edge of where the residents were sat. Luckily, it was a pleasant day for them to enjoy the visit.
Making Extras for Supper
The residents enjoy getting involved with all aspects of the day in the home. On Thursday 25th, after discovering they had one of their favourite salad dishes for the evening meal, they asked to make something to add to it.
With the help of Amy from activities, and a thorough discussion on what they wanted to make, they decided on small savoury tarts, like a mini quiches.
The residents took turns to mix, roll, cut and fill the pastry cups with cheese and tomato, followed by filling with the egg mix.
Smelling their pastries cook made the residents talk about the different ways they used to make them as children, and the different fillings they would put in.
Needless to say, not a single crumb or pasty was left!
Residents enjoyed some delicious ice cream to cool off during the recent bout of hot weather.
Fish & Chip Fun
We delighted residents with some old favourites, including cockles and muscles! Each resident that requested them was given a small dish of their seaside favourite and an authentic wooden fish fork to eat them with. As their lunch was served, their chips were placed in a fun chip cone. Lots of singing and giggles followed and naturally there was lots of smiles all round.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Monthly Coffee Mornings
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and a biscuit or two.
Need a venue?
We have a room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.