12th Aug, 2020

Fun and games keeping spirits up at Solihull care home

FUN and games have been keeping spirits up during lockdown at a Solihull care home.

Residents of Ardenlea Court Bupa Care Home have been taking part in games – such as family favourites Charades and Pictionary – pub quizzes, balloon tennis, and painting.

The sunshine has allowed the fun to continue outdoors in the form of gardening and outdoor music and dance sessions.

The home’s activities coordinator Maisie Buckley said: “When lockdown started our residents were thrown out of their routine and were unable to see their loved ones, which posed a real challenge for them both mentally and physically.

“The team and I reviewed our activities schedule and put together a programme of engaging activities to ensure residents were kept busy, safe and stimulated – but most importantly, happy.

“We’ve been amazed with how residents have gotten stuck in and embraced trying new games, taken up new hobbies, and with how they’ve kept so positive during this unprecedented time.”

Resident Dorothy added: “The activities the staff have put on have been fantastic. I particularly enjoy arts and crafts, it is good for the mind.

“Recently I have been trying all different types of art and this week I started salt painting, which was such fun.”

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