We began the week with our very own sensory session ran by Hannah, the residents really enjoyed this session. We had lots of sensory items including some silicone tiles which the residents could either hold in their hands or place on the floor and put their feet on to feel the textures. We also had a light curtain with hung from the ceiling and lit up with all different colours, Norah was fascinated with this and loved having it draped over her knee. In the afternoon we made our very own valentines display with our arts and crafts session, it is currently placed in our café area awaiting our Valentines tea party next Friday.
Tuesday, we had a lovely church service by Lilly from English Martyrs Church in Haydock, some new faces from our residents attending.
Wednesday was Café morning where all our residents come to enjoy some music and a chat with friends and families over a nice cuppa and a piece of cake. This week’s music theme was old war time music.
Thursday the children from Holyrood nursery came to help us build up our valentine’s decoration display but unfortunately the children wanted to take them back to the nursery with them to give to their friends. In the afternoon was our ‘Walk It Out’ club and this week was a 1:1 walk with Norma, it helped with her anxiety to get a bit of fresh air and have a little chat, we sat for a while out on the benches before having a little stroll around the garden.
Friday morning was very enjoyable we had Ian and Al joining us here on the ground floor, from Music in Mind, who entertained our residents for an hour with their comedy musical set, they interacted with each and every resident on a personal level, the room was buzzing, even the families where complimenting them. This afternoon we settled down to a couple of games of Bingo, again a full house with 4 winners today.