Activities at Newington Court
Our Activities Coordinator here at Newington Court constantly strives to mentally and physically stimulate those we support in our home. We have our own minibus enabling residents to go shopping, to the local garden centre, out for fish and chips, and for boat trips in the summer. We also have regular visits from the PAT dog, musicians and entertainers. We hold cheese and wine evenings for residents and their families and our residents attend services at the local school for Remembrance Day and Christmas. The junior school also come in and sing for our residents at Christmas. The residents also attended a Christmas Party held at a local Grammar School hosted by the students.
Life at Newington Court Care Home
We have been enjoying the garden in the beautiful summers sunshine. We have pointed out the salvias, lobelias and are awaiting in anticipation for the sunflowers. We are, however, puzzled by this stunning flower, do you know what this is called?
Ladies Royal Ascot Day
Our ladies have enjoyed a morning of making their own fascinators for Ladies Royal Ascot Day, which was followed by a relaxing pampering afternoon of hair, nails and make up, whilst enjoying watching the racing.
A Virtual Event
Residents have loved visiting Hereford Cathedral virtually for an afternoon. We had a tour of the beautiful cathedral and learnt so much about its history, as well as hearing some fond memories from those of our ladies that have visited Hereford.
Robotic Pet Therapy
Meet our new interactive companion pet, Tig. Tig provides a wonderful sensory experience for many of our residents with how realistic she feels, moves and meows. Our residents already love a good cuddle whilst giving her soft coat a brush.
Residents enjoyed an afternoon tea celebrating the life of the late Duke of Edinburgh, reminiscing about the events they remembered through his life, as well as some who had the honour of meeting him in person. We also made a picture display for our window with images throughout his life.
The Magic Table
Our residents have loved testing our new technology. Kathleen and June particularly enjoyed their air hockey tournament.
We received our Magic Table 360 at the end of February and have had lots of afternoon sessions testing all the fun activities and games. Our favourites so far have been the bubble popping game and autumn Leaves, both of which have such realistic sound effects to help keep our residents engaged, as well as being able to use props such as brooms and blankets to engage with each game.