Wheatland's have been trying out some new ways to get residents more involved in activities.
Activities are a huge part of our day here, ranging from seated exercises to arts and crafts and everything in between. These are an essential aspect to the health and wellbeing of our residents, not just physically but mentally as well.
Maintaining health and wellbeing
To try and help us increase engagement for all and to really create some personalised and meaningful activities we've started some new initiatives.
We set up our dining room with a variety of different activity tables, these were designed to appeal to all different personality types. We had:
- Conversations table - decorated with table cloths and cards to provoke and encourage conversation
- Arts and crafts - we're getting crafty
- Reminiscence session
During this we had music from 50/60's in the background.
We had a lovely afternoon socialising and participating in the various activities. The room was filled with chatter and giggles throughout, it's been great.