Clarence Park share their latest news…
Busy First Week of May
Clarence Park residents had a busy first week of May, enjoying the following activities;
- Enjoying the sunshine over in Clarence Park
- Armchair exercises
- Family board games
- Therapy dog, Pippa, came to visit
- Afternoon sing along with Ron
- General knowledge quiz
April sunshine activities
The residents at Clarence park have enjoyed the fine weather; having cake and drinks in the garden. Then a trip to the local garden centre, buying new plants to plant.
Music for health also visited; everyone enjoying the sing along and musical quiz.
National Care Home Open Day
Clarence Park celebrate this year’s National Care Home Open Day with a fantastic buffet for lunch, with some residents enjoying a glass of sherry to also toast the Queen on her birthday.
The afternoon then followed by bingo and a quiz about the queen.
Residents enjoy Christmas day with loves ones and of course lots of food, love and laughter.
Christmas Musical Entertainment
Residents weekly exercise took a festive theme! While they were able to use fine motor skills and gross motor skills, there was encouragement and support involving hand and eye co-ordination…
Schools’ Choir Service come to Clarence
Corpus Christi year 3 Carole singing service. The residents enjoyed the company of the younger children and there was a good community spirit with corpus Christi presenting them with a Christmas card they had hand made for our residents…
Christmas carol service from Bournville Primary School. The children and residents enjoyed singing traditional and new Christmas songs. The pupils also visited residents that were in their rooms, providing them with a one to one carol service.
Clarence Park chef kindly provided the children with mince pies and fruit smoothies.
Residents participated in the art and crafts activity with creative minds; making their very own poppy memorial, while listening to old war time songs. They enjoyed a sing along and discussing their memories of the war and their contributions towards the war.
Remembrance Sunday was spent watching the parade followed by the movie, ‘War Horse.’
Clarence Park residents wanted to support and celebrate the Wimbledon final. Therefore they decorated the lounge together, a chocolate fountain and non alcohol sparkling drinks set out to toast the winners. Residents talked about previous tennis champions, and also did a gentle exercise using a ballon and foam tennis rackets.
Susannah Cook, an artist from Creative Minds came to Clarence Park. Creative minds is a community of passionate artists that deliver fun and therapeutic Art activities to care homes, learning disabilities and other venues.
Susannah brought boxes of coloured pastels and the residents each coloured in their own butterfly picture. Susannah worked with the residents to bring out their creativity, by using different techniques and adding details to their art…
The residents made their own play dough for flower arranging, instead of using oasis. The activity promotes fine motor skills, and also got some residents reminiscing about when they made it with there own children.
Pat Dunn, resident, won bingo this week. Bingo is a great activity for maths and remembering numbers and number forms…
Rotary Club‘s annual Easter party. Held at St Paul’s Church Hall; A splendid buffet of sandwiches, cakes and sherry for all the attendees. While enjoying some balloon magic, live music and dancing.
Everyone had a lovely time, leaving with a smile and an Easter Egg.
The residents & visitors enjoyed an animal therapy session with Eco Animal Encounters. An array of reptiles, including a tarantula and a snake visited Clarence Park! And residents were very brave to touch and hold them.
Most of all It made a good talking point for the days to follow…