November Activities at the Ferns

Well what a busy few weeks with activities, our monthly Holy Communion was combined with the Harvest Festival where we gave a basket of fruit and had living waters, our Christian singing group, perform. Sadly, they are retiring at the end of the year, but we wish them all the best! The weekly quiz went [...]

November Activities at the Ferns2019-11-21T18:19:46+00:00

Axbridge – Activities & Halloween

Halloween takes a grip No-one escapes Halloween – including all of us at Axbridge Court Nursing Home! On the appointed day, the lounge suddenly sprouted spiders and bats, and staff started appearing in witch hats, devil horns and tails. And just when we thought it might all be a bit mad, a young couple, Stephen [...]

Axbridge – Activities & Halloween2019-11-14T17:31:49+00:00

October at Hillview

We have had a very busy and exciting month at Hillview. There have been plenty of activities laid on, including regular piano recitals with our new keyboard that was donated by Ramona, one of our wonderful carers. Music on the piano has ranged from traditional pub classics to classical, and hymns. We have had several [...]

October at Hillview2019-11-03T22:47:47+00:00

Activities at Belmont

The Good Old Days I recently purchased several items that the residents would have used in the “Good Old Days”, an old telephone, which I tried to get them to make calls on, a vintage radio, which we tried to tune in. These items were trying to get our residents to reminisce. Asking if they [...]

Activities at Belmont2019-11-03T23:01:07+00:00

Activities at Axbridge – October

As autumn settles in fully with the arrival of October, we have had a busy fortnight of activities in which music has continued to play an important part. Following September’s outdoor opera afternoon, residents have enjoyed another excellent musical experience with a visit by Flash Back Theatre. Multi-talented players entertained and skilfully involved residents in [...]

Activities at Axbridge – October2019-10-14T16:57:15+01:00

Activities at Hillview – September

Learning about Calligraphy On Thursday, 26th September, we gathered around the dining room table to learn about the history of calligraphy. We discovered how monks used it in medieval times to decorate their manuscripts. They worked painstakingly to ensure each letter was accurate and attractive.  We were then ready to have a go at doing [...]

Activities at Hillview – September2019-11-03T23:03:03+00:00

Latest News at Axbridge- August 7th

Coffee Outing Trips into the community have continued with a coffee outing to a local hotel, which was enjoyed by the residents who went. Theresa - the Home Manager - and I accompanied the group, and we were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day. Relatives joined us to make it an even better, family-orientated event. [...]

Latest News at Axbridge- August 7th2019-11-03T23:03:25+00:00

Activities at Ferns – September

Garden Party On 31st August we held our annual Garden Party. The garden party was a successful event, and we raised £174.60! We are very grateful to our resident's families who volunteered on the day serving teas, coffees and strawberries and cream. Oh, course our signature Pimm's went down a treat with everyone. Our head [...]

Activities at Ferns – September2019-11-03T23:07:09+00:00

Activities at Ferns – August 7st

Flexercise and Games We have had another couple of busy weeks with our activities team. Our regular flexercise, the seated exercise class we run, went off with great success. A resident requested to play our word games to keep brains active and encourage a bit of positive competition. We held a quiz on Wednesday, which [...]

Activities at Ferns – August 7st2019-11-03T23:05:34+00:00

Activities at Ferns – August 1st

We have had a busy time at Ferns with our activities over the last month. Flexercise Every week, both Kate and Karen have provided Flexercise, which is a wheelchair-based exercise class. It can last anything from 10 to 60 minutes, depending on how our lovely residents feel. We use socks as weights and have our [...]

Activities at Ferns – August 1st2019-11-03T23:05:07+00:00