Our activities calendar for May was packed to the brim, keeping us all busy and entertained the whole month!
We were invited along to Stafford College to attend their Coronation Afternoon Tea. Residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, with tasty treats, bingo and crafts to keep us entertained. We were made to feel so welcome by staff and students; it was so nice to attend a community event.
The coronation of Charles III and Camilla was such a lovely occasion. We had a fantastic day celebrating on the 6th of May, as well as all the activities organised in the lead-up to the event. Residents made lots of crowns, artwork and decorations to ensure the Manor House was decorated throughout. Our celebrations were well attended by residents and relatives, making it a day to remember. Celebrations continued the following week, with Vee Sweeney coming along to entertain us all.
The 12th of May marked International Nurses Day. Residents, relatives and staff gathered to celebrate the work our amazing nursing team does at the Manor House. We presented Nursing awards to Bertha, Emmanuel and Seth to acknowledge their dedication and work. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate the nursing team to acknowledge their hard work.
We added plenty of mindfulness activities to our busy May schedule to ensure residents had some downtime to relax. Bingo, baking, movies, gardening and pamper sessions proved popular! Residents made some yummy rice crispy & cornflake cakes to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. These were decorated with meaningful words of support and enjoyed over a cuppa, allowing residents and staff to catch up and acknowledge the importance of talking for our mental health.
We were so excited to explore the new equipment we received at the end of May. The touch screen activity table will enhance activities for our residents, helping boost well-being. The touch screen activity table can provide personalised activities for each resident and be used in group sessions. Residents have enjoyed using the table; we look forward to adding it to our activity plan and 1-21 sessions.
At the month’s end, some residents went out for a walk with staff to Hyde Lea before stopping off for a cuppa at the Royal Oak. We look forward to taking residents out and about in June and hope the sun stays shining!