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Even with this week's surprisingly windy, wet weather, signs of spring are coming up all over! From forsythia to daffodils, flowers are a sure sign of the sunny days to come and a delight for all. And, for seniors, the presence of flowers has added benefits; A beautiful arrangement is a unique accomplishment that residents can keep and be proud of. Arranging flowers with others is a relaxing, low pressure way to socialise and get to know new people.
Residents at The Grange got into the spirit of St Patrick's Day recently with a wide range of activities. Handmade decorations including shamrocks, pots of gold and leprechauns lined the walls and a special St Patrick's Day party was planned. Once the build-up to the day was complete, residents, staff and visitors enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment from one of their favourites Terry, who never fails to fill the dance floor. Residents wore fun St Patrick's day hats and enjoying an Irish...
The alternative attire of the team wasn't due to the staff sleeping through their alarm clocks but was thanks to their decision to do something funny for Red Nose Day 2019.
We gathered up a fair few players for our bowls tournament. There were some very close calls and tactical shots, everybody had a good time and laughed a lot. Contrary to appearances there are many health benefits to playing bowls. Lawn bowls is played for the challenge and competition, personal enjoyment, activity, the pleasure of spending time together and for social interaction. It is also a low-impact, therapeutic form of exercise. Health professionals recommend playing bowls,...
Regular engagement in a creative arts activity can have positive impacts on the physical health for residents. Resident's may be experiencing some frustrations with the age-related decline in their physical abilities. Participation in a creative arts program can provide them with a great way of letting out their feelings in a positive way.
Mental Well-being and Activity Programme - Week of superstitions!
Our latest trip has been to Brooklands Museum in Weybridge; the birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation. We were lucky enough to have one of our residents who guided us around the displays with his wonderful historical knowledge.
This week marks the last fall week before our amazing Deputy Manager, heads off on maternity leave to have her baby boy! We couldn't let her go without a proper send off, so we surprised Nicky with a great baby shower. Residents and staff enjoyed Baby Shower games such as who's who and baby bingo, Tea and donuts and lots of presents. everybody had a laugh and giggle. We all wish Nicky all the best and very much look forward to meeting baby Jack.
The dining room in The Grange was full to the brim, residents and guests came together for an afternoon of trivia fun. Everyone involved had a great time working as teams, answering movie themed questions and embracing a bit of friendly competition. The winning team of residents were delighted with their prizes. The quiz afternoons also provide a great opportunity for residents to socialise with other residents, staff and relatives of the home, helping to build a stronger community within...
Residents took part in a wonderful art class at The Grange run by activity coordinator Bryony. All residents that took part really enjoyed themselves and showed off their artistic skills, some relighting a passion for painting. "I am so impressed, I heard residents say they wouldn't be able to paint the dandelions at the start, but wow! everybody has painting stunning pictures, it's amazing the concentration they all had." – Visitor to the Grange
Residents and staff enjoyed singing together with the karaoke machine. Everyone had great fun blasting out war time pub tunes!
People with dementia can often remember the distant past more easily than recent events. A rummage box is a means of tapping into memories from the past, it is about reminiscence. The rummage box will be used as an activity, as a distraction, and therapeutically as a reminiscence tool. The memories have been triggered with residents as they cut out the printed vintage/ retro posters, some of the evoked memories for residents have been- the (original) product names to their signature scents...
Our Garden Squirrel Sammy is enjoying the sunny spring weather while eating his breakfast.
Hearty High Tea for Valentine's Day! The dining area was decorated in a classic Valentine's style, with beautiful floral and heart-shaped decorations which were individually handmade for the occasion by Residents. As love songs were sung by the talented Rachel, residents enjoyed sharing high tea with their loved ones and it was wonderful to witness.
As care providers it important that we encourage and assist residents to maintain their community and social connections. Live music events like these are a really fun and enjoyable way for residents to stay active and have fun with fellow residents and visitors. Everybody had a great afternoon dancing along to the live accordion music played by Natalia. "Thank-you for giving me a lovely evening" – Resident Quote
Residents had loads of fun whilst playing floor darts – those smiles say it all! Life is certainly fun at The Grange.
Mental Well-being and activity programme. Week starts 21st January 2019 - Board Game Week.
Encouraging the local birds to swoop in for a snack, residents got creative and made the most of a sunny winter day and embrace their creative sides and support the local wildlife. Using nuts, seeds and some tasty peanut butter (Salt free), the residents worked together to make several feeders, which they hung throughout the garden, hopeful that some of their feathered friends might stop by. Whilst making the feeders, the residents sipped cups of tea and nattered to one another about...
Bambino's from the local area joined the Residents of The Grange to celebrate the magic of storytelling and held an enchanted morning full of tall tales, fiction and fantasy. The children brought in their much loved books with their favourite characters and we enjoyed a storytelling session with classics such as 'Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes' which everyone knew and remembered.
The home hosted a special storytelling week, where residents and staff were encouraged to help revive the lost art of storytelling. Residents enjoyed a funny story writing game that involves creating a story as a group. Each resident added the next line to the story, leading to other stories being told and a lot of fun and laughter was had.
The Grange staff and resident's were pleased to welcome back Natalie for weekly fitness classes. Resident's feel the groove to stay fit and active.
Looking forwards to this week got lots of fun things planned with the residents. Week starting January 7th - Mental Well-being and Activity Programme
Resident's who attend the 'Saturday Coffee Morning Club' have the opportunity to meet new friends and join Club members for activities like games, crafts, baking or gardening, if they wish or simply enjoy of hot drink and the newspaper. The Club has been set up to encourage early risers to come together and have some fun.
Friday 18th January - 10.30am A Morning aimed at closing the generation gap We are inviting you to bring in your toddlers or small children for a play date with our residents Hot Drinks & Children's drink provided. A morning Snack for all. Theme of the Play Date is Story books; please bring your favourite book so residents can read to the children or children can read to the residents. RSVP: email@example.com
To ensure that the brain works as best as it can, the mind needs to be challenged every day. Thankfully, exercising the mind can be fun and easy to do thanks to quick games like Upwords, Residents enjoyed learning a new game as part of the brain fitness activity.
Father Christmas and his Friends spent the day spreading Christmas Cheer at The Grange. He handed out personalised stockings and got everybody singing Christmas carols.
5th Chertsey Brownies unit visited residents at The Grange for a natter and a sing-along carol concert. Joined by the Brownies, the residents spent a festive evening getting in to the Christmas spirit singing classic Christmas carols, before chatting to one another about their plans for upcoming holiday and what they enjoy most about Christmas. The Brownies first visited the residents of The Grange last Christmas and couldn't wait to welcome them back and looked forwards to seeing how much they...
Christmas Pet therapy is just, as it says therapeutic and fantastic fun. Residents cuddled with the guinea pigs George and Bubbles, tickled the bunnies, stroke the chicken Henrietta (in her nappy), gazed at the beautiful White Doves, pampered the Shih tzu dogs in her festive elf outfit, it was amazing to see the baby hedgehog and we fell in love with the kittens all over again.
Santa came early to The Grange, to read some of the cards we have received 'To Someone Special'. This is our Christmas card appeal. Again, another amazing turn out. Thank you everyone that sent cards. Residents enjoyed meeting Santa and hearing the lovely things people wrote.
What better way to start the festive Masquerade day than with a delicious festive 3 course lunch expertly cooked by Chef Chris and his little Elves (Anna, Pit, Vasil, Marian and Helen). Served by waitresses dressed in White (Bryony, Carol, Stella and volunteer Fay) and table wine and drinks poured while Christmas harmonies playing in the back ground. Residents, families and friends of The Grange came together at the Christmas Masquerade Ball last night. There were handmade masks,...
Residents enjoyed a blast from the past when lets-all-dance theatre company performed 'The Blitz'.
Our residents at The Grange took great delight in making Christmas cake's. Bryony our activity coordinator used her experience in sugar craft and the residents artistic flair to create beautifully hand sculpted snowmen, snowflakes and holly sprigs.
Staff and resident at The Grange enjoyed kicking off the Christmas festivities this year by celebrating the official Elf Day, organised by the Alzheimer's Society. The event encouraged people to dress up as elves for the day, in order to support the charity's #ElfDay and help raise awareness of dementia. A Cake Tombola and afternoon tea was enjoyed by Friends and Families of the residents.
Residents begin to make the Christmas decorations ready to go up for the festive season. This year the Christmas tree in the activity room will be decorated from top to bottom in decorations made by resident's families and staff of The Grange.
Music Therapy sessions have shown that music allows residents to explore issues and emotions to create a more positive environment, which is what our activities teams and Irene from 'Chiltern Music Therapy' aim to do through their weekly sessions. Residents can take part in improvised music making or songs that they already know. They are encouraged to use instruments and their voice but also listen to each other. The sessions are tailored to the individual environment and designed to allow participants...
Being shown new sights, sounds and experiences is important for everyone, at The Grange we make the most of our fabulous local community and all it has to offer.
If you didn't know any better, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a dream. Staff got into the slumber party mood by dressing in a mixture of nighties and jammies. The afternoon was spent enjoying entertainers R&R who got down with staff wearing their PJ's and slippers. "I've never been to a pyjama party before and it was great fun." – Resident
Residents and staff all gather around, full of excitement as we they waited for our visitor to arrive. We started off by showing a lovely giant snail from Africa! We learnt that the snail's slime was in fact a great face moisturiser. The residents and staff were not very keen on having the huge snail in their hands but certainly enjoyed seeing it up close. One by one we sore more animals such as; a cockroach, millipede, rat and of course a snake! Zoolab's where fantastic as they gave us great information...
We have said goodbye to a wonderful and much-loved member of staff. Grace has been with The Grange for 6 and a half years and some of those years as the Deputy Manager. Grace's colleagues and the home's residents gathered together to toast a fond farewell at a surprise leaving party full of food, Coca-Cola and presents. Grace has made a huge impact on The Grange and will be sadly missed. From all your friends at The Grange, a huge thank you for everything you have given to...
Remembrance Day is a time when we have the collective opportunity to remember the men, women and animals who gave so much, selflessly and who in their 100's of thousands, made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives, including those serving today, we are all thankful for the freedoms they fought for in the past and continue to protect today. Residents at The Grange rolled up their sleeves to craft beautiful homemade clay poppies. The stunning poppies have been professional framed and...
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Date: Saturday 24 Nov Start time: 11 00am End time: 12 00 noon Address: The Grange, Ruxbury Road, Chertsey Surrey KT16 9EP Public session: Yes Wheelchair accessible: Yes Parking on site: Yes Other information: Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions,...
Residents of The Grange came together to remember those have fallen in battle this weekend, as part of the home's Remembrance Day activities. Leading up to Remembrance Day, many of the residents created beautiful poppy painting, which were displayed around the home. Reverent Ken and Wife Barbara joined the home for a special Remembrance Day service, which many of the residents were pleased to be able to attend lighting candles and singing hymens.
What a fantastic firework display by our lovely Basil & Aaron, thank-you! Residents, families and friends enjoyed a mug of hot chocolate and a breath taking 45 minute show.
On Tuesday 30th October The Grange held a spooktacular Halloween party for residents, family members and the team. The home was decorated in spooky Halloween decorations and had creepy crawlies in the flowers. Team members came dressed in their scariest costumes which included witches and a Skellington. Residents also got in the festive spirit with face paint witches' hats and masks. The party goers played less traditional games such as Pinata and the event was enjoyed by all! The residents...
There is nothing more magical than seeing youngsters interact with the residents at our Bambino Play date, residents in turn love seeing the babies and toddlers at play. Many of the people here live with dementia and spending time with the young ones brings them joy and happiness that is so lovely to see.
Residents have a terror-ific time carving pumpkins A busy afternoon carving pumpkins, Our lounge now has a wonderful display of creative pumpkin designs.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Residents have started to make clay poppies inspired by the tower of London display. Remembrance Day is a landmark occasion for our residents and we want to make sure the home honoured the commemorative date appropriately.
Residents visited Crockford Bridge annual 'Pumpkin Festival' on Thursday 25th October, Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities.
Our Activity Team hosted a enjoyable musical quiz night. Teams were mixed with residents, staff and family members. All enjoyed refreshments from the Middletons Bar, they had a great time answering questions from music, landmarks to prime minister. All teams played very well indeed, the 4 musketeers team won a well-deserved first place.
At the Grange we really enjoy taking our residents out into our local town. Saturday morning was the perfect time for a browse around the shops. Picking up Christmas cards and toiletries. Stopping off at the local Barber shop for a fresh trim before heading home for lunch.