Staff and residents at Care South’s Alexandra House and Elizabeth House care homes in Poole, spent the Easter weekend taking part in a whole host of Easter activities organised by the homes’ Activity Organisers.
Alexandra House kicked off the bank holiday weekend with an arts and crafts session, residents got crafty and made their own Easter hats, some residents and staff even made Easter bunny ears to wear around the home.
The home was overwhelmed with a donation from the School of Cake Artistry in Poole. Specialising in teaching the skills and techniques of decorating cakes, whether that’s icing or 3D edible sculptures, the professional cake artists can show you how. Donating one of their special Easter themed cakes to the home, residents were reluctant to cut into the beautiful design, however resident Eileen gave it a go, much to the delight of other residents.
Staff and residents at the home also put on a wonderful spread for the Easter raffle, raising a fantastic £150, which will go towards the residents’ amenity fund, allowing the home to run a programme of interesting and stimulating activities for Alexandra House residents.
Tarina Price, Home Manager at Alexandra House said: “We have had such a wonderful Easter weekend here at the home. It’s important at Care South for the homes to celebrate and organise special events for the residents to get involved in. Our residents were kept thoroughly busy with the activities provided and we even raised a fantastic amount for the resident’s amenity fund. Everyone is now looking forward to the next celebration at the home!”
Meanwhile, Staff and residents at Elizabeth House in Parkstone, have also been putting their creative skills to the test by making beautiful Easter-themed decorations as part of their regular arts and crafts sessions at the home.
The first project the residents took part in was designing colourful Easter bonnets to wear. Each resident picked decorations to make them truly unique, from chicks, eggs and even golden daffodils’ everyone had a fantastic time putting together their bonnets and loved showing them off to the whole group over a cup of tea and a nice hot cross bun!
The second part of the session was spent hand-painting eggs in lots of different vibrant shades and patterns, each resident spent lots of time and care in designing their eggs and once finished the group carefully placed them into their own individual nests.
Karen Curtis, Home Manager at Elizabeth House commented: “The activity mornings are important for our residents as they look forward to these sessions. Easter is always such a special time of year and it’s great to see the residents get excited for the celebrations and get so involved. Everyone commented on what a lovely morning they had and we look forward to the next themed activity session.”