Activities at Hollyfields
Our Activities programme is formulated using resident requests and feedback from resident meetings. Residents are involved in planning the programme with things they they would like to do throughout the year. There is a mixture of activities that take place including both group and 1-1 engagement. Residents at Hollyfields particularly enjoy movement to music activities enabling them to increase their level of physical abilities and have fun at the same time, whilst others enjoy musical singalongs and food based activities throughout the week.
We have a mini bus that enables us to reconnect our residents with their community in ways that suite themselves as individuals. This can be achieved by visiting local farms, Georgian towns, local attractions and even the local public house for lunch with friends. Hollyfields have a great relationship with their local community and have visits from local organisations such as The Wyre Community Land Trust and are currently undertaking a 12 week funded project from Arts Etc. Residents at Hollyfields enjoy Pet Therapy visits from their pet rabbit 'Thumper' and like to help clean and feed him daily. Relatives can be encouraged to join us for activities and again are very supportive with delivering theme days and fundraising events within the home.
Life at Hollyfields Care Home
World Book Day
Staff and residents got into the spirit of World Book Day as the Mad Hatter and the Evil Witch from Snow White popped by to say hello.
There were stories a plenty being read by all and residents enjoyed listening to the pre-recorded stories from their pen pals at Franche Community Primary School.
The Mad Hatter had a different kind of tea party in mind this afternoon with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, fizzy pop and alcoholic beverages, all on offer. Nobody was late for this important date!
Luckily we managed to dodge the Evil Witch and her poisonous apples.
A huge thank you to our friends at Boo Balloons for our wonderful Easter rabbits. Our residents got such enjoyment from them and they bought smiles to their faces too.
Residents received a visit from a rather large pink Easter bunny too, who gave each a chocolate egg and their Easter cards and gifts from relatives too.
The cuddly little lambs and chicks proved very popular, and residents really engaged with them.
The weekend didn't stop there: we did Easter bonnet making and egg decorating activities, as well as our Easter Egg hunt around the grounds too.
Residents had a fantastic Mother's Day treat. There were flowers and cards galore sent from daughters and sons to their mothers, from grandchildren and great grandchildren to their grandparents and from staff to those residents who had nobody to receive gifts from.
There were plenty of smiles and laughter, as well as tears too. It wasn emotional day for everyone!
Thank you to all of the team at Hollyfields and Ivy House who worked on Sunday to give the residents and their families a day to remember.
Residents love to keep active and engaged and one way in which we continue to support this is through active seated games, which promote fun, laughter and exercise without participants thinking it's just exercise.
Activities like this aid cognitive functioning, movement and muscle memory. These activities feature regularly in our activity planner to enable us to promote activities that benefit mind, body and soul.
The Magic Table
Residents at Hollyfields have been engaging regularly with the Magic Table, which provides a multi-sensory and fun-filled experience for all. The games are designed to stimulate the mind and help improve cognitive impairment. It is always a popular activity amongst our residents.
Christmas Has Come!
Santa came to see the residents and staff at Hollyfields and Ivy House. Usually, Santa would visit residents in their rooms and communal areas of the home, but due to current restrictions, Santa made his way into the grounds and managed to visit most of those who wanted to see him. Santa rang his bell for everyone to hear and those who couldn't sit outside waved from the windows.