Gosh our diaries are so jam packed with a variety of activities, we have lots of Spring news for you. The best way to keep in touch and see all our photos is to follow our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/summerdynenursinghome/
But here is a snapshot of what we have been up to. Everything from animal therapy, to celebrations, to giving back to our community.
Spring news can only mean baby animals!
Last week, we had a morning of pet therapy of a different kind. 20 week old Fern, an African Pygmy Hedgehog visited residents. They got to hold Fern which gave smiles all round. A little, quite inquisitive bundle of joy!
We also had a visit from the Lollipop Ponies. They came into the residents lounge and individuals rooms. They were beautifully groomed tiny Shetland ponies and resident could feed them fresh carrots and apples. The level of engagement with the ponies was wonderful to see. Their visit prompted lots of reminiscence and stories.
And it wouldn’t be Easter without a visit from the Easter bunny! A huge thank you to our Easter bunny Nikkie and to Ruby for helping deliver all the chocolate eggs.
Our staff pulled out the stops to make Mothering Sunday special for our resident mums.
We enjoyed a fabulous morning of fun, laughter and entertainment from Ukes On The Edge our favourite Ukulele Band! There was singing, dancing, laughing, smiling and Ukulele playing too. Everyone enjoyed singing along to the group and had their musical instruments to hand too.
There will be more live music to celebrate the Coronation from the talented Lady & The Sax. Plus afternoon tea and scones. Do join us!
We hosted a fundraiser for World Downs Syndrome Day 2023. We had some great raffle prize donations from Bewdley Farm Shop and Severn Valley Alpacas. The cake sale and raffle raised £70! As always, our staff team were amazing and thank you to relatives who joined us too.
Giving back to our community
Our Resident Ambassador Irene was also Resident of the Day. She got out and about in the local community with Mike and Judy.
First stop was Wyre Forest Food Bank to pick up the food parcels for delivery around the Wyre Forest. Then we had a stop off at our local Morrisons so Irene could do a spot of shopping. Whilst there we stopped for a much needed coffee and cake. We met with Diane, our friend and community champion for Morrisons, who donated a supply of bottled water for Nutrition and Hydration Week.
Irene told Di of her love for gardening and growing her own fruit and vegetables. Irene used to be part of her local WI and Horticultural Society. To help her continue her passion, Di also gifted us some broad bean and runner bean seeds to grow back at the home.
Irene also spent time reminiscing and sharing stories on the mini bus of her time in her community and people and places that were important to her too.