Activities at Rhiwlas
Our Activities Coordinators are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of those we support, and are instrumental in ensuring that Rhiwlas receives good press coverage, mostly due to our involvement with local schools and churches.
We often arrange parties, social group activities and networking within the community in order to enhance the social lives of residents. Needs are met by residents participating in activities of their choice, including pet therapy, arts and crafts, sensory and music therapy, live entertainment, trips out to theatres, shopping, lunches, football matches and visits to garden centres. We also have a monthly quiz that is run and organised by a resident, and we often have a competition between staff, relatives and residents.
We aim to encourage family and friend participation and support for those who live here on special occasions, such as Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, anniversaries, birthdays and Valentine’s Day.
Life at Rhiwlas Care Home
A breath of fresh air
Residents of Rhiwlas took to the homes beautiful garden to take advantage of the recent glorious weather. Everyone commented on how much better they felt for grabbing a breath of fresh air, feeling the sun on their faces and checking on the progress of the plants, including the colourful pots that have just been added.
Resident Takes Trip to Local School
Resident, Renee Williams recently enjoyed a trip down memory lane to a local school, where she worked as a dinner lady for many years until her retirement. Renee’s trip was a chance to see how much the school had changed.
The children were also interested in Renee’s career, as they invited her to have a look around. All the children came to see Renee when she arrived and enjoyed asking questions about her life and career and were fascinated. It was a wonderful trip for Renee.
Preparing for Christmas
Resident, Rita, has been busy picking a drying lavender in preparation for making lavender bags for our Christmas party.
Our Crown Green bowls team has been participating in a summer sports challenge with other care homes.
Freddy the Teddy Bear
Freddy the teddy joined our residents on their weekly lunch at the local pub. Freddy from a local school enjoyed an afternoon with staff and residents, and gained some healthcare work experience.
Traditional Welsh Lunch
Rhiwlas Care Home, in Flint, invited students from the local Welsh Croes Attii school for a traditional Welsh lunch with the residents. More than 10 students, aged 8-11, visited the home and enjoyed the event. The traditional dishes served on the day, included: Welsh cake, leek soup and a minty Welsh lamb shepherd's pie. This occasion was the first one of series of traditional lunches, where students from a Welsh-speaking school can order freely in Welsh language.