A lovely winter wishes display was made especially for the ladies and gentlemen at Springhill Care Home, Accrington with white twigs and twinkle lights.
The tree is to encourage residents to write a wish and place it on the tree and the Wellbeing Lead & Lifestyle team will try to ensure that their wish comes true.
They've been chatting individually with their residents over the last few weeks to ask them what they wish for in 2019.
So far residents have wished to make a bird box, to get outside more as well as health and happiness, learning to play the piano and wishes for peace in the word.
Springhill Care Home aim to make as many of them as possible come true over the coming year.
Last week residents at Riversway Nursing Home Bristol took some ‘sweet’ inspiration from talented local artist Becky, who brought in some fantastic photos to share with the class, of cakes and sweets that she had seen whilst visiting Italy.
Becky went to Naples for a winter break and in the latest art class everyone was well and truly inspired by the photographs.
They began to talk about how wonderful and colourful the sweet treats were whilst looking through the photographs, and they were then very keen to paint some of their own cakes and sweets in bright and colourful designs.
Keep a look out everyone when you next visit Riversway as they are looking forward to hanging the finished paintings on the walls!
Residents at Springhill Care Home Accrington are taking part in a national birdwatching initiative with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
They have signed up to the Big Garden Birdwatch which is taking place on the last weekend in January (26th-28th) and they are looking forward to seeing some great breeds.
During the weekend the Wellbeing and Lifestyle Team will work with residents looking at and identifying birds in the garden.
They will then report their observations back to the RSPB to help them monitor British garden birds – looking at trends of increase or a decline in the different species.
In preparation for this they have made some bird feeders and hung them up on one of the trees outside to try and attract some birds to that area which we can easily monitor.
Springhill Care Home have some enthusiastic bird watchers who are thoroughly looking forward to identifying them.
It was great to get our ladies and gentlemen at Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol getting involved in making different types of biscuits with Linda.
Everyone had lots of fun making shortbread and gingerbread together.
These baking activities are a great way to help promote conversation and get people talking about their memories.
Jacqueline was very good at making the dough and was keen to share stories about doing lots of baking for her children.
They even left the tidying up until after a nice cup of tea and a tasty biscuit, and quite rightly so!!
To view more photos on Riversway's Facebook page click HERE