It’s been a fun filled month at ABBA-ton with everyone humming ABBA tunes. So this update is another tribute! How many songs can you spot!?
Thank you for the music ABBA and Tickled Pink!
We hosted a fantastic Abba tribute from Tickled Pink Productions. Staged in the garden, residents were outside enjoying themselves. One resident cried happy tears as she had never been to a show before and loved it so much. Another Dancing Queen clapped and danced throughout, saying it reminded her of where she used to live. Many old memories shared and new memories made.
What’s the name of the game?
We have loved watching the Olympics, in complete awe at the athletes. So we created our own mini Olympics. The Bean Bag Shot Put was a big hit. As one resident commented “Phew, that’s my work out for the day!” and we all agreed we would sleep well that night!
It would have been a bit of a stretch for our residents to tackle a marathon! So we had a marathon puzzling session instead – tackling a 500 piece jigsaw in our drawing room, with tea and biscuits. It was chucking it down with rain outside, but we were all cosy looking out at the deluge and chatting together. Jigsaws have that way of luring people in, residents and staff alike, to just find a home for a few more pieces. Such a relaxing shared activity.
We have recently welcomed lots of new residents and it is lovely to see everyone chatting together over lunch with a glass of wine. Our chef has incorporated new resident’s favourite meals into the menu and also our fruit and veg from the garden. All resident’s dietary needs are met and one of our team makes some delicious diabetic cookies.
One of our lady residents picked our first crop of strawberries last week and we thoroughly enjoyed them for an afternoon snack. Our wellbeing lead Sarah helped wash and hull the strawberries, which she felt was a small gesture but it meant a lot to our resident, who expressed her gratitude so profusely. Sarah was very touched and says “Sometimes it’s the little things that make the difference”.
Knowing me, knowing you…
Dodging the showers, we have been out in the garden. One new resident is enjoying his now daily walks exploring our grounds. It’s great to join him, to get to know his hobbies and interests, hear his life story and learn a thing or too – he’s a font of knowledge on lots of topics.