Earlier this month, residents at Willett House ventured out into the garden to make the most of the sunny weather and enjoy a sensory-based activity session.
Residents were given a variety of leaves and flowers of different colours and shapes to look at, smell and touch. Sensory stimulation is a popular activity for those living with dementia as it helps to evoke emotional reactions and to be in touch with the immediate environment and reminisce memories of the past. One resident recalled cooking with thyme as she took in the scent of the fresh herb.
To finish the afternoon, residents were joined by loved ones and relatives to enjoy gentle sound and movement therapy.
Residents at Lovewalk resumed an old activity, back by popular demand, sailing at Greenland Dock. The sailing club “Tideway Sailability” specialises in providing sailing opportunities for all, no matter what your ability or disability. This time we took 4 new sailors who had never been sailing before and they tried…
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Love Walk visit Mudchute Farm
In the last month, activity carers at Love Walk have run two trips to Mudchute Farm as the trip was so popular. The 32-acre farm was established in the 1970s on derelict land on the Isle of Dogs. Today it is a hugely popular community site, with many animals including rare-breed…