A recent post by the Abbeyfield Society highlights the benefits to gardening and helping us live well, mentally and physically. There are a number of benefits such as physical exercise and a good calorie burner, reducing stress, improving mental health and maybe helping us to live longer. So next time you see that overgrown lawn try not to look at it as a chore and think of it as a lifestyle improvement. Read the link for more detail.
News and Events
Our news and events page has many articles of interest. We regularly post our upcoming events and activities to let you know what is happening at the home. You can also follow the Abbeyfield Society’s news and events here, as well as keep up to date on a variety of news articles and events relevant to the aged care sector. Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates from George Brooker House.
Benefits of Gardening
Have you ever thought about doing something different? Would you like to make a difference to the lives of our elderly residents? We are looking to gain volunteers for our care home to assist us in providing truly outstanding care.
Tea and Cupcake success
Our Dementia Coach Diane wanted a way to bring families together and to develop a support network for each other. The idea was to create a social event that brought families and residents together so that they could share stories and spend time with their loved one in a more inclusive way. The theme was a tea and cupcake morning.
Dementia thoughts in a poem
Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you had Dementia? Read this poem that was found in the home of one of our residents. We don't know if it is an original of hers, a poem that she has jotted down to describe her feelings or just something she could relate to? Mary O now states its from her friend Joan? Sadly we will never know but either way it will be nice to share.
Christmas Winter Wonderland
Our Christmas Winter Wonderland was held on the 15th December 2018 and was a great success despite the weather. Our maintenance officer was in charge of the theme and it was a great fundraiser with perfect picture opportunities. Father Christmas was there handing out presents, a pony ride, tombola, bric or brac, a Christmas stall and home made food and drink.
Home Improvements Part 2
Our home is continually being upgraded to become Dementia friendly and to ensure that our residents are living in a comfortable and homely environment. As promised back in July we will keep all of our visitors updated on our progress and we are delighted to show off our main Dining Room that has recently been transformed.