Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at Tyspane Care Home
Virtual Dog Show
Tyspane held their annual dog show with a difference this year: friends and families were invited to join in the dog show by sending in pictures of their pets. Residents at the home made up the judging panel.
Show categories included: Most Handsome Dog, Best Veteran, Funniest Picture, Scruffiest Mutt, Best Fancy Dress, Best Bling and Funniest Puppy (one that would make your heart melt).
Tyspane teamed up with a local pet supplier, Top 'n' Tails, from Braunton, who donated rosettes and prizes for all the winners. Best in show was Handsome French Bulldog, Esra, and first runner up was a beautiful Alsatian named Mitzie.
On the day, photos were distributed to the residents, who deliberated over tea and especially themed cakes picking the best photo in each class.
Mrs Mckernan is pictured celebrating her birthday with flowers and a cake sent from her family. Happy birthday!
Residents at Tyspane recently opened up their gardens to allow friends and family to visit again after the long lockdown, which has seen families keeping in touch using Skype and FaceTime. Residents at the home have enjoyed some emotional reunions, and it meant such a lot to their families, who have been lucky enough to share a birthday or two.
Residents enjoyed an afternoon planting sweet peas, which they hope will make a splash of color on the patio this summer. Residents planted seeds and will nurture them over the next few weeks.
VE Day Celebrations
Residents and staff at Tyspane enjoyed a variety of activities to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Events were lower key than had been planned due to the pandemic, but this did not dampen their spirits.
The home was decorated with wartime memorabilia, flags and art work from local children and staff. Residents read VE Day poetry and enjoyed wartime music and sing-alongs, which continued throughout the day. A special raffle was drawn by the residents, with some prizes donated by staff. The highlight was the Queen’s speech, which reassured and brought back memories to so many.
VE Day is a chance for our residents to join together and remember the celebrations and the emotion of 1945.
A Double Celebration
We organised a tea party whilst observing strict social distancing to show our support and admiration for HRH, and to celebrate National Tea Day. The National Anthem was played and three cheers reigned out to mark the occasion.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
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Come and take a break with us!